This weekend, Spring officially landed. The clocks went forward and the weather was sunny (a little too humid at times, which my hair doesn't appreciate, but I'll take what I can get!)
|Post-yoga brunch with Ineke at Le Jockey.|
My weekend was pretty busy, and full of good stuff - just not enough time with JB. On Saturday, Ineke and I bought a 10 day open pass for Be Yoga, a lovely, calm yoga studio situated in a quiet passageway not far from Montparnasse. We tested an Ashtanga class (dynamic but wow what a great stretch for the body) and a Jivamukti class on Sunday (wonderful for working on posture and opening up the body). Having recently experienced a bout of panic attacks, I have quickly noticed the overall difference when I'm making the effort to take deeper breaths and stay focused.
I heard about this app from Flora and quickly downloaded it. The concept behind the creation is for people to mark quiet spaces on an interactive map. Apparently I am a lone ranger in Paris but I noticed there are a lot of people using it in the UK. I'll see how I get on with it and whether it becomes a regular fixture, but for now I'm enjoying the daily inspirational quote. It can be quite tricky, especially when you live in a big city, to take a step back and see the bigger picture so I'm trying to spend some time on this at the moment.
|Gelato in Paris|
On Sunday afternoon I met up with a group of bloggers, all of whom had agreed to test Daisy's new treasure hunts. Starting at the Jardin du Luxembourg and finishing in St. Michel, I spent a few enjoyable hours bonding with Lisa (from Ella Coquine) and learning so much about Paris. I was really happy to be a part of this experiment, to meet Daisy, and to be reminded of how open and friendly the expat bloggers in Paris are. A cheeky little GROM gelato with Lauren and Danielle on the way home rounded off the perfect weekend (not counting snuggles with JB when I got home of course).
I hope you all had a nice weekend, and spent some time doing fun things with fun people. If not, there's always this weekend.