My husband and I just returned from a two week Paris/Provence trip and wedding anniversary celebration.
It's been about a half dozen years since we last visited and I can gratefully say that not much has changed EXCEPT that many of the roads and highways in Provence have been renumbered, resulting in endless confusion when trying to consult our fifteen year old maps.
My biggest accomplishment: climbing the 400 steps to the top of Notre Dame. What a glorious view of the entire city of Paris as well as a chance to get up close and personal with all those gargoyles. I also climbed the bell tower where Victor Hugo was inspired to write The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
My most fun jewelry-making foray was to the Flea Market at Porte des Vanves in Paris. It was there that I found old French franc rubber stamps, a vintage book of poems and a wonderful wooden geography puzzle of the different regions of France.
Someday, hopefully sooner rather than later, I would like to go beyond jewelry-making and use the bits and pieces of memorabilia I've been collecting over the years (and especially at the antiques markets in Maine) and make some mixed media art such as shadow boxes or other constructs.