Cozy bistro in Paris – Le Coude Fou

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Le Coude Fou Р 12 Rue Du Bourg Tibourg , Paris,France.

Flashback to Paris and a cozy, little bistro just a short walk from the Bastille metro. We ate here on suggestion from a friend and we enjoyed it so much that we went back for seconds the next night (hence the second lot of photos – no, we didn’t eat that many dishes in one go!)

The whole menu was in French and after a few days in this city you get the hang of what and how to order, plus one of our friends spoke some French helping us out ūüôā My foie gras main and the chocolate fondue were responsible for the party in my mouth and tummy – loved it! When we came the next night, the foie ¬†gras dish was not available so it gave me the chance to try something different. All dishes were served with a welcoming smile and the quirky artwork on the walls were equally welcoming. such a charming Parisian bistro with an inviting atmosphere.

Hopefully when we get the chance to visit Le Coude Fou again it will be just as memorable the first time.

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Life Lately #3 – Simple Living

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Fed Square – Melbourne’s meeting place, Parent’s retreat at Melbourne Central – I always look out for these now! It’s such a relief as soon as you enter one of these lol!, Melbourne’s street art, a day at the Melbourne Zoo, Spring st, lunch catchup at Oriental Spoon, the Little Library where borrowing books works on honesty, The Catholic Guy (TCG) event, Chinatown architecture, pretty boutique, ¬†Laurent (I LOVE the almond croissants from this place!), the view of our apartment, Melbourne Central, Collins st buildings, Plantation choc and caramel tart (YUM!!), cafe life – Brother Bada Budan

Melbourne Moments

Still playing tourist as our floorboards are repaired. I’m going to miss living in the city where all I have to do is catch the lift downstairs ¬†and walk out to meet the myriad of cafes and eateries that await me. Even though I have lived here all my life, over the past month and a half I have seen new things everyday that I had never noticed before. It pays to look up at the beautiful buildings and it pays to look sideways into the many lane ways that service Melbourne’s businesses for you never know what Melbourne secrets you just might discover.

During the past couple of weeks I also attended 4 out of the 5 event nights that TCG ran at our local church. It was an amazing event and Bruce was such an engaging speaker making well known readings and stories more relevant to our everyday lives. It was an¬†inspiring¬†set of talks that encouraged us to live well and go for our dreams all whilst putting God in the centre of our lives. ¬†I bought a few books after the talks and below is an extract that I found in one of the books called “The Power of Simple Living”.

What would be the best gift we could give our children?

I think it would be the strength to live

simpler lives: the ability to find the greatest

joy in God’s small quiet gifts rather than in

prestige and money. What good does all our

busyness do, if our children do not know how to

All Postsappreciate a sunset or truly taste a sun-warmed

strawberry? But this is a gift we must first unwrap

ourselves. We cannot hope to give it to our

children in an e-mail we send them between

appointments at the office.

-Sadie Millhouse-

It really is the simple things in life that can be the source of happiness but do you take the time to appreciate these little things or are we ¬†all too busy wanting to buy things we don’t need? One of the goals I set at the start of this year is to have a “shopping-free” month i.e. I must not make any impulse purchases or buy that pair of shoes I really “need’ or purchase that jumper that’s on sale! I really need to stick to my budget and hopefully after a month of not buying anything other than the grocery essentials I’ll get rid of some bad habits!

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