La Vie Avec Rose: Part I

Every story needs a beginning, so this tale opens with a small boy looking out of a ferry window, searching expectantly for something other than the blue waves, little realizing the grand adventure that lies ahead.

ferry window

He is my little prince and his elder sisters are my princesses, riding their royal steeds through the streets of Paris.

merry go round

We dined like Kings and Queens on pasta, pesto, vegetables and sausages, cooked majestically on a two-plate hob and served with panache at our apartment table. After feasting, the little prince and princesses lay down their sleepy heads and fell immediately into a deep, restful slumber.

sleepy heads

The lazy sun rose tardily the following morning and we ascended to the very top of the Tour Montparnasse to survey our realm.

top of tower

Our steps to Parnassus at last brought us face-to-face with the objects of our quest: une belle rose et un chocolatier charmant.

rose and zach

With excited tumblings of princess cartwheels …


… and crazy Parisian driving whirling around triumphal monuments, …

arc de triomphe

… we escaped with our treasure to the Golden Arches.

mc donalds

Yes, it’s true. For my first dining experience with Rose Levy Beranbaum, we shared a cheeseburger at McDonald’s!

eating at mcdonalds

But our time together was only just beginning. There were many more meals, stories and surprises to come …

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  1. Jeannette

     /  May 18, 2009

    Lovely, I can’t wait for the next instalment!!! Jeannette.

  2. Dad

     /  May 18, 2009

    Paris – whatever next?
    Dad, agog.

  3. I knew those cartwheels would feature! I like the start of this adventure and the end too!

  4. Constance

     /  May 19, 2009

    McDonald’s with Rose!!! Can’t wait to read the rest!

  5. it was all uphill from there–trust me! but the best thing about mcdonald’s was the beloved wyfi!

  6. Ah, the golden gates in Paris. 🙂

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