Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Before I could find the time to post something about how much crap Rachida Dati is getting because she returned to work just 5 days after giving birth via c-section, she gets herself fired.
Apparently Sarko’s darling - the first person of north African descent to hold the Justice Minister position in France - has fallen from favor and is being relegated to a lowly post in the European Parliament. There’s all kind of gossip about the reasons behind her being forced to step down from her Justice Minister position. Some say now that she has pushed through reforms, she’s no longer popular and Sarko has no further use for her. Others say that Sarkozette (Carla Bruni-Sarkozy) turned Sarko against her. Whatever the reason, I am sure that this is not the last we'll hear from the fashionable and ambitious Ms. Dati.
Rachida Dati remains loyal to Nicolas Sarkozy despite losing cabinet post
What Rachida Dati's fall means for France
'Superwoman' Dati riles French
French minister Rachida Dati's return to work just five days after giving birth has sparked the great NO-TERNITY debate
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
After surprising my parents for Xmas in 2007, the Brit and I decided to escape both families and spend this Xmas alone…in Venice. We'd each been to Venice separately, but never together. and we thought it would be a great time to experience the city without the hoards of summertime tourists. There were quite a few people out on our last day, but on Xmas day the streets were practically empty. During our entire stay it was freezing to the point that the Brit made fun of how many layers I wore.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
It is COLD in Paris and it snowed Monday. While it was far from a blizzard, there was a constant sprinkle from morning through the afternoon. I took these photos with my camera phone. Unfortunately I missed a great shot (the bus started moving before I could get it) of 2 sets of prints crisscrossing in the snow – one from a person, the other from a bird.