Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Off to Paris! - Naar Parijs!

"Last Year's Souvenir" © 2006. Judith Nijholt-Strong
Graphite & Colored pencils, 5"x5" (I like square formats.)
Moleskine sketchbook (large)

Yep! "Our humans" are off to Paris (again) this week for fun & "mom's" birthday. They're leaving us behind, as always. *cats sighing & being generally despondent* "Mom" decided long ago that, when she could, she'd spend her birthdays in Paris! "C'est magnifique", according to her and "Dad" wholeheartedly agrees! ( Papa is het met haar eens! ) .

They have a very full list of things to see & do while in Paris ( grrrrowl!), including yet another visit to the Louvre (we think "mom" would live there if she could *eye roll*) and the newly reopened Musée de l'Orangerie which was closed last year (she wants to see Monet's "Le Nymphéas") .

I still can't figure out why I, as an always posing, gorgeous, black cat, still have to stay home!! Oh well, "Vive Paris" en wij wensen ze een geweldige reis! ("Long live Paris" and we wish them a wonderful trip!) Sacha & I bet they will have lots of salmon paté ( zalm paté ) while in Paris ... they always do! And yes, I obsess over salmon paté *growl* We're jealous of these trips that they take! ( Wij zijn jaloers op de reizen die ze maken! ) .

We'll just have to think of what we can get "mom" as a "little belated birthday gift" ( een verlaat verjaardagskadootje ) when she returns. Hmmm, she might be happily surprised ( blij verrast ) or she might shriek in terror ( gillen van angst ) ! Maybe "mom" should think about bringing us home baskets full of, uhmmmmm, lekkere paté ... no?! Heh heh ... sometimes, we can be very naughty kitties! ( Soms, zijn wij erg stoute poesjes ) .

So it's, "tot ziens" for now. We'll be back at the keyboard when "the humans" return ... sometime beginning of February. ( Wij zijn terug als de mensen terug zijn ... begin Februari, of zo. ) .

Au revoir! ( Tot ziens!)
Musée de l'Orangerie

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Katherine said...

Oh - I'm jealous! The Orangerie was supposed to have reopened but was still closed when I was last in Paris and another visit is long overdue. Don't forget to go and have a good look at the rest of the collection upstairs - it's jolly good.

BTW I know a jolly good fish shop in Paris if your mom wants to bring you a nice pressie.

Finn & Sacha said...

Hey Katherine,
Will do! Getting excited about the Orangerie...looks like they've done well to reinstate the Nymphaes to original true lighting. I also can't wait to see the George de La Tours in the Orangerie collection. I wish I had time to visit the Musee Marmottan-Monet in Passy area, but never enough time to do everything you want to in Paris! Leaving Friday not soon enough ...lol

Finn just nudged me to ask you what the name of the fish market was (should you come back to read this)... see he can smell salmon pate even in typed letters!

Judy, Finn & Sacha

Charne said...

oooooooo wonderful drawing of the tower!!!

And have a wonderful time en van harte gefeliciteerd oftewel Lekker Verjaar!!!

Finn & Sacha said...

Dankjewel Charne! :o)
Ik stuur je een email als ik terug kom. Ik ben klaar om weg te gaan morgen!!!


Laura said...

I love the little watercolor sketch! I found you through Tara's blog---lucky all of you to have had a delightful time together in Paris! My husband and I were very fortunate to have met Tara and David last October there. Happy rest of your trip!

Judith Nijholt-Strong said...

It's not a watercolor sketch, it is colored pencil sketch ...no water involved, but thanks anyway.


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