But I think my most memorable celebration was the first year I went to live in the city of Paris. Being in the 1st arrondissement, just near the Louvre, we thought the best plan was to go to the Pont des Arts, devoid of love locks at the time, and watch the Eiffel Tower shimmer and shake at midnight.
If you’ve never picked mushrooms, you are definitely missing out on one of life’s great pleasures!
Do you ever feel torn between your home country and France?
From June to October 2004, Daisy soaked up Paris, walking from the Marais to her job in the 6th, learning about classical music and letting Paris get under her skin.
Elizabeth is a talented fabric artist, specialising in silk dyeing and printing, quilting and mixed media art. Stuart is a keen amateur photographer and accomplished woodworker.
They really are the perfect guides - knowledgeable about the places we went to, attentive to our interests, relaxed and professional at the same time.
Today, Inge directs Paris Muse from her new apartment in Montmartre, freelances as a translator and gives private guided tours for both adults and children to Paris museums and monuments such as Notre Dame.
It was not until we signed the final deed of sale and saw the house empty that we had any real idea of the state of the fireplace and even then, it turned out that a large rattan fan was hiding a gaping hole filled with cement.
I’ve just come back from a 5-week holiday in Australia after an absence of three years, and for the first two weeks, I felt totally disorientated.
Just as the café gourmand consists of several mini-desserts, the verrine is a mini-starter served as an accompaniment to an apéritif.