I know how fortunate I am to work in the center of the city. Life could be much worse. For one, all my friends could work office jobs and I'd have no one to stroll with in my lunch break. Or I could be working in Levallois. Lucky for me, neither are the case and everyday I have 60 blissful minutes, often spent with a dear friend who lives in the same arrondissement as my office and works freelance, graciously leaving most lunchtimes to stroll with me.
One such lunchtime last week we visited this little collection of cherry blossoms adjanct to the Notre Dame, which lit up the river bank in a vibrant, fuchsia explosion of pretty. Despite my five years in the city, I'd yet to see this pocket of cherry blossoms in all their glory. Coupled with a couple of chous from Odette afterward on the other side of the river it was a perfect 60 minutes spent. xx