Dinner view along the Seine riverside - Paris, France 

 Often it is easy to appreciate the simple pleasures in life when you take the time to notice them. Bread, cheese, tomato and leftover Rosè made for the best meal that I had in France [the luxury of writing these after the fact]. 

 This meal, much like the one I had in Cardiff, benefits from the company of new friends and a communal experience. The Parisians are extremely lucky to have  something like this within easy access. It’s the kind of thing that makes me wonder why I didn’t do it more often back home. 

 Back home, I found it too easy to get caught up in my routine. Work, gym, then throwing something together and eating on my teeny balcony was about as close as I got to something like this on a regular basis. I’ll keep this memory as a reminder to slow down, and to appreciate the time that I have to do things like this, even in times when it feels as though I can not. 

 Paris, what a wonderful city.

Dinner view along the Seine riverside - Paris, France

Often it is easy to appreciate the simple pleasures in life when you take the time to notice them. Bread, cheese, tomato and leftover Rosè made for the best meal that I had in France [the luxury of writing these after the fact].

This meal, much like the one I had in Cardiff, benefits from the company of new friends and a communal experience. The Parisians are extremely lucky to have something like this within easy access. It’s the kind of thing that makes me wonder why I didn’t do it more often back home.

Back home, I found it too easy to get caught up in my routine. Work, gym, then throwing something together and eating on my teeny balcony was about as close as I got to something like this on a regular basis. I’ll keep this memory as a reminder to slow down, and to appreciate the time that I have to do things like this, even in times when it feels as though I can not.

Paris, what a wonderful city.