petite anglaise

July 1, 2005

lazy friday

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 10:44 am

You will have to forgive me for sending you here again today as I am off work, away for the weekend, Tadpole-less and, ahem, otherwise engaged…

So, as you can see, my last post was far from theoretical…


  1. Watch yourself with that pushchair rage petite, a friend of mine who complained to a taxi driver in the 17th because he was parked across a pedestrian crossing got a gallant Gallic reaction- he got out of the taxi and punched her in the face! In front of her 2 year old twins!! Get a tin of Mace to go with those keys- or a minder…;-)

    Comment by suziboo — July 1, 2005 @ 11:51 am

  2. have a lovely weekend….

    Comment by trine — July 1, 2005 @ 12:51 pm

  3. Nice website, … no doubt … I’m developing a website for the english speaking community of Paris, thinking, what about a link exchange, since both of us are speaking about english speaking Paris !!! Here is my site …

    Comment by Sourav — July 1, 2005 @ 1:01 pm

  4. Ah yes, the infamous decorations on the pavement . . . I just read “A Year in the Merde” by Stephen Clarke about life in Paris. Very entertaining!

    Comment by Susan — July 1, 2005 @ 2:39 pm

  5. Things to consider if I decide to have children in Paris…

    Oh, and definately have a wonderful, fantastic, relaxing weekend! :)

    Comment by juliana — July 1, 2005 @ 3:39 pm

  6. I could never understand why the maternity and babywear shops didn’t have a loo for preggies and anklebiters either! Mind you, my pregnancies date back 12 and 10 years: hopefully things have changed since then?

    Comment by Antipo Déesse — July 1, 2005 @ 3:44 pm

  7. When people park across pavements and block them I feel an urge to clamber across the roof of the car, grinding my feet into the paintwork as I go, on the basis that I’m sticking as close to the the right of way as possible.

    But I’m just a Grumpy Old Man really and like most people just accept other people’s selfishness and bad manners whilst fuming inside – so English, eh? :o)

    Comment by David H — July 1, 2005 @ 5:02 pm

  8. Enjoy! Enjoy!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

    (And tell us something about it when you get back, eh?)

    Comment by Zinnia Cyclamen — July 1, 2005 @ 9:55 pm

  9. Ahem, Petite, that’s close to boasting! Do have some sensitivity for the poor pedants deprived of your affections!

    Comment by Fella — July 1, 2005 @ 11:18 pm

  10. Two friends recently visited Paris with their baby and a buggy. We almost got stuck in the turnstile with the buggy because the baby’s head got trapped against one of the bars. I felt so guilty but she took it well and didn’t cry.

    But I’ve also seen it from the other side. Some guy in a hurry to cross the road decided that pushchair + daughter would be a good match for a moving SUV. Missed by a centimetre. *gibber*

    Comment by Sierra — July 2, 2005 @ 12:48 am

  11. I’m glad you’re off enjoying real life.
    It beats reading the seemingly incessant whinge re your non-marital breakup. Having stopped it at your blog from time to time over the past two years, I’m surprised it took you guys this long to figure it out. But having said that, and not wanting to sound mean, I’m delighted that, unlike other women who tend to sink themselves into a preferred oblivion, you’ve gotten up, dusted yourself off and you’re out there.

    And there may you stay.
    Life is not meant to be bloggy, baby.


    Comment by Mietta — July 2, 2005 @ 9:33 am

  12. A few years ago my mother-in-law told us she wanted to see Paris before she died. So we bundled up her (80 and in a wheelchair) and my kids (one in a stroller)and hit my city of lights. My dear husband lost 10 pounds hefting the (empty)wheelchair and stroller up and down the steps of the metro for the week we were there. I did find that while there wern’t too many offering help with the stroller, there was no shortage of help for the little old woman’s vacant wheelchair, andquite a few men and women offered arms to escort her down the steps. I have always found my fellow french citizens to have a warm heart for the elderly.

    Comment by Bev — July 2, 2005 @ 8:52 pm

  13. Incessant whinge? Why thank you!

    NB: The last time I looked, my first blogbirthday was looming, but certainly not my second…

    Comment by petite — July 2, 2005 @ 9:49 pm

  14. Incessant whinging can be sexy, if done in proper bohemian/ennui fashion…

    Or can it? :-p

    Here’s one reader who loves zees all no matter what weather you’re going through.

    Comment by ludivine — July 2, 2005 @ 11:15 pm

  15. She might mean incessant whinges from your commenters. You don’t sound whingey.

    I had a look at Sourav’s site. She needs a Welsh forum on it if she’s going to have a Scottish one.

    Comment by Ahgasi — July 3, 2005 @ 9:06 pm

  16. Here’s to incessant bloggy whinging! It makes my day, when it’s written by Petite, that is!

    Comment by Antipo Déesse — July 4, 2005 @ 3:12 pm

  17. Just how ludicrous a suggestion would it be to say ‘Get a bike’? Much quicker and more manoeuvrable than a pushchair, but maybe Paris has no cyclepaths (just lunatics)?

    Comment by reachy — July 5, 2005 @ 1:10 pm

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