Friday, July 20, 2012

Where is Bear?

 Someone asked 'Where's Bear?' Bear is in Poitiers waiting for the train to Paris
 Back in Paris Bear visits patisserie Gerard Mulot
 Bear would lurve a chocolate chef bear lollie/sucette at Dalloyau
 Bear loves these giant strawberry earrings in the Marais

 Bear was quite jealous he didn't get to admire artisanale regional products in Charantes so he visits famous Monoprix/Monop in Paris. Can potato chips really be artisanale and a l'ancienne?

 Bear is just as thrilled as Carolg to browse food aisles

 So many cookies!

 So much yogurt!

 Banks and banks of chocolate bars/tablette!


 At the Louvre Bear makes a new friend, Storsh, wearing a matching striped marinere T-shirt.

 Back in the Charantes, Bear and Biff became quite good friends.

 Errr...darling Biff did get a little too friendly.
We had to pry open his 'gentle jaws'.
Bear is just fine and enjoying Paris to the fullest.

As Ben said it,
'Happiness is right now.'
Bon Weekend PBers!


PeterParis said...

So where are you now? Poitiers, Paris (Astoria?)

I guess you have to wait a few days to get the hopefully perfect weather for the "Paris Plage". Next week, it's a promise! :-)

Karen@PasGrand-Chose said...

Biff eating Bear gave me a LOL moment :)) Glad to hear Bear recovered unscathed and is enjoying Paris!
Yes, apparently next week we too finally get some summer weather at last, yayyyyy

La Table De Nana said...

Bear's girlfriend of Olivia and she lives in QC:)

Love seeing the market shelves..etc.. the earrings are fun to see also.

Amy said...

Bear - don't THINK about the potato chips. EAT them! You'll need them after the journey you've been on. Plucked from the jaws of death, er, Biff and everything

Vivian Swift said...

When I'm in Paris I love seeing dogs everywhere (well, can't say I've ever seen one in a Monoprix) and asking their owners what their names are. French dogs have such surprising names: Benedict, Serge, Chanel, Wolouff... I'm a big fan of Biff, and I'm laughing over how his name must sound to French ears: Beef? Boeuf? B'if?

annechovie said...

Carol, I share your love for exploring grocery stores and much more so in PARIS!! Enjoy your last few days. xo

Parisbreakfasts said...

What a great opening line Vivian!

I just met a kitten/chat called 'Avedon' ('Donnie' for short)

Parisbreakfasts said...

in Paris Peter and looking forward to Paris Plage.
We saw them dumping the sand onsite today!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Not to worry Amy
Bear has a macaron feast today to make up for his close call with M. Biff.

Frances said...

Carol, I love having the Bear updates. In the first photo, I thought at first that Bear was wearing an extravagant, eccentric Bat Hat!

Thank you also for the views of the grocery aisles. I love the line of jam jars.


Judi said...

Love all the pictures you take! What a fun way to explore a foreign country from an armchair traveler.

Nikon said...

Good to see Bear! He looks like he's enjoying the sights, and perhaps thinking of buying some pepper-spray :)
Can't wait to see the Paris Plage

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Tell Bear not to worry about that little encounter with will give him an air of well-travelled charm.

Chic Delights said...

Bear and Biff are so cute! I can't blame Bear for wanting to eat all of the chips, the chocolates and yogurt as they are so many on display in the monoprix in Paris. Love those many varieties of yogurts in the Paris Monoprix! I would love to try those chips though.

Anonymous said...

Though I'm STORSH's mum I have to say the photo of Bear with Biff tops it on the list!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the artisanale and a l'ancienne chips – On our trip to France last September we got some chips similar to those. When eating them I remembered something about most American chips coming from potatoes that have a low water content, so when they are fried they stay uniform. The chips we ate all but appeared to have exploded, and all of those irregularities had much more flavor !


Prairie Jill said...

I always love hearing about Bear! I'm drooling over that wall of chocolate. Sigh.
Love the picture of Bear with the little girl - just adorable.
But are you sure it was Bear that liked the strawberry earrings? Maybe it was his person?! Ahem!

Parisbreakfasts said...

You got it...
I'm feeling some shopper's regret I didn't buy the berries :)