I have now enjoyed my first Macaron. and second… and third.. ;)
I found the shop on Rue Notre-Dame and bought a pretty box of 20 assorted ones. So far I’ve sampled Rose, Watermellon, and Lavender. I’ve also got Anise, Lemon, Raspberry, Chocolate, Mimosa and coconut. I’m in Macron heaven. My favourite so far is the Lavender. mmmm
So it’s Wednesday and I’ve been in Montreal since Sunday. Have I managed to find Macron’s yet? Nope. I actually haven’t *done* a lot other than work. Today, however, is my last work day.
I’ve already got a map printed up to get to Espace Boutique Europea on Notre-Dame and get some tomorrow! :) Lucky for me, they’re walking distance from my hotel and seem to rate well online by lovers of Macaron’s. They open at 8am, I wonder if they’re something I’d like to be enjoying with my morning coffee?! >.<
I’ve not updated since I hit Montreal. Too busy, too tired, having too much fun!
Flying first class was amazing. Going back to flying economy is going to be a killer next time that I travel. The priority in line, bording, picking up luggage - it all was great. The HUGE seats, leg room and pampering. When I landed in Montreal it was dinner time but I ended up not eating that night because they never stopped bringing us food/drinks/coffee/wine/cookie on the flight.
Montreal is as beautiful as I remember it. I had Sunday morning to explore but have to work 12.5 hour shifts on Mon/Tues/Wed. Thurs/Fri/Sat will be explore days again, and Sunday I fly home
I stumbled upon the Notre Dame Basilica on Sunday and was allowed in for Mass. OMG, that is the most beautiful building. I don’t think I’ve ever been in anything quite like it. No photographs were allowed inside, however, and I guess I understand that. But man.. I’d LOVE to get pictures of it!
I walked through Old Montreal later on Sunday and loved the old buildings and cobble stone streets. I’ll have to head back down there again and take my time checking it out.
And speaking of buildings, my goodness they have beautiful old buildings here. Back home it’s all new and glass and steel. Here it’s old and stunning.
I do have to admit, Montreal has become a much more French city than it was in the 80’s when I was here last - and that makes me feel very nervous. I’ve avoided going to some places/eating out for fear of looking like a dweeb.
Ok, back to work for me. Just wanted to check in :)
After a VERY busy Friday, Saturday, Sunday shift due to tornados and hurricanes, I was blissfully enjoying my time off until Friday again.
Then my home phone rings. It’s work. I don’t answer. Then my cell phone rings. Same. THEN my work cell rings. Now I’m concerned…
Like a fool, I listen to the message. The girl working the 7pm-7am shift tonight is sick and due to already present evening/weekend shifts and vacations I’m the ONLY person on a 14 person team who can work it. I’m the scheduler… I realize this is true.
sigh.. pick up the phone, call the boss… now i’m working tonight :( wish I’d slept in this morning!!
Waiting for the phone to ring… my youngest is on the other side of the country right now on a 10 day canoe trip. Just found out there’s been tornados in the area today and severe storms expected for the next few days. Hope he calls soon :(
I will never understand how the world keeps giving mass murders compassion. Maybe it makes them better than me, but I have no compassion for this man. He should suffer his last moments in a cell where he belongs.
Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn’t work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ’s. We just figured it out. Today’s kids are soft.
ROFL - this gave me an early morning smile.
That “blow in it” technique worked on my very first CD rom drive also for a long time before it fried… and I have my Engineering Degree. It’s the magic of the quick puff of air…