Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Big Merci, Missing In Action & B’day

 A Big, huge, gigantic THANK YOU dear PBers for your lovely ❤️ response on Sunday ☕️☕️☕️

I cannot tell you how touched I was by your generosity & kind comments ❤️ 

The Kleenex were flying 

On Sunday I went to the pool 🏊 and got hit by this girl’s flippers. She left the pool 15 minutes ahead of me 👏 When I got to the showers, she was still there, doing intense dance exercises like I’ve only seen on Instagram. She may still be in the showers doing warming ups. Was she a Moulin Rouge showgirl?

Also on Sunday my iPad died 😢 
Dead. Deceased. Gone. Like losing a best friend 💔 😭
I ran 🏃‍♂️ to Apple. They said come back Monday and see a genius = this is why I have been Missing In Action 😳 all week. (Please forgive 🙏 I was posting on a gifted iPhone 6 I am So clueless 😵‍💫)

This morning I ran 🏃‍♂️ to Apple ICare to get my NEW replacement iPad 👏👍 
I was ‘bus-lucky’ 🚌 
And Very lucky 🍀 to have 7 days left on my iPad warranty! I got a FREE replacement iPad! Hooray 🥂 🍾 

Across from iCare is Maison Mulot patisserie ❤️🍓💋 
I hope you know it at 76, rue de Seine 75006

Famous for their strawberry 🍓 Fraisier

Among many other la la la This post could be just about Mulot pastries 🥮 But I was doing actual Strawberry research 🔬 🍓

My first letter sketch had A strawberry + other May seasonal veg. Plus Cat 🐱 people. Consultant Bonnie did not approve 👎

Then I got thinking about Paris marchés. B’s response was positive…hmm

An All-strawberries 🍓 concept hit me on the bus. 
A big YES 👍 from Bonnie 👏👏👏

Except instead of cats (one cat allowed) there will be robins 🐦 And mom will be watering strawberry plants 🪴 etc. 
All suggestions are welcome dear PBers

For research purposes yesterday, I had a strawberry tarte with Solli 🥳 at Mamie Gateaux tea salon.
(Artwork by Solli)
It was a pre-Birthday 🎉 tea ☕️ 

Yes today is my B’day.
A Sandwich Parisien - Jambon, fromage from Mulot seemed the right thing for lunch 😉
It has been one crazy week ! My ADHD 🧠 was not cut out for this. At least the new iPad is working nicely and it’s a gorgeous day in Paris.
I will get to la Poste 📬 with your kind ETSY orders 💌 
🎈🍓🎉❤️😊💋 Have a great day dear PBers 🎈🎉❤️😊💋
           Thank you for reading Parisbreakfast & sharing


  1. Anonymous3:12 AM

    Hooray indeed that iPad had warranty remaining!!
    Sorry for all the bother its demise, replacement is causing you!

  2. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Bonjour Carol,

    Happy Birthday! I did send a card but with the mail strikes here I just hope it arrives.
    Have a lovely day. AT

  3. Anonymous8:09 AM

    What an adventure! I went to the Apple Store when I was in Paris last year… it had to be one of my many experiences - I love Apple! I’m so glad your timing was fortuitous!!

  4. Anonymous8:44 AM

    A most Happy Birthday. You bring us so much pleasure.

  5. Bonnie L8:47 AM

    Congrats on the new iPad…a fortuitous birthday gift. It is sure to live a long and productive life. 🤞🏻

    You can’t beat Mulot for a quick birthday lunch. Have a fabulous day.🎈 And, please know that ALL of your creative ideas are as wonderful as you are. 👍🏻😘

  6. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Happy birthday! At least one candle in the cupcake !
    Love, Sue

  7. What a stroke of luck! Bon anniversaire!

  8. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Happy Birthday, have a wonderful day! 🥳 🎈 🎂 I love your Etsy shop. Hugs, Melanie

  9. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Joyeuse Anniversaire, Carol💐 Kicking off with a free iPad, I have a hunch that it will be your lucky year! Enjoy your day❣️ Thank you always, Carol, for sending fresh, fun and classy news and arts!
    Love, Eriko

  10. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Sorry Carol for the previous mistake in my French. My teacher would be very unhappy! Again “ Joyeux Anniversaire❣️ “

  11. I disagree with Consultant Bonnie! I love the cat people. I have strong memories of cat people from my past. (And dog people, for that matter.) One of my earliest memories was a favorite restaurant I'd sometimes go to with my parents when I was about seven or so. They had a huge mural of dog people sitting in cafes on the streets of Paris. And then, my artistic cousin was a genius at drawing cat people, my favorite being a scene of cats on campus, c. 1970, that she covered an envelope to me with during my freshman year. So, these bring back very fond memmories and I love them.

    So glad the iPad was on warranty. Never fun but beats the alternatives. I need to catch up with you -- I've been a slow reader this week. Did I miss your birthday?

  12. Anonymous9:57 AM

    Joyeaux Anniversaire, Cherie! Sending you Love, flowers & the pastry of your choice🌸💐🌺💚🎂 .I agree with Jeanie. The cat people was wonderful! Very different from your others in a very good way. Anything Eiffel Tour & Cats is always a good idea. So glad you could get a new iPad too💚

  13. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your daily amazing adventures with all of us!

  14. Anonymous10:39 AM

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉. Wish I could have gone to Mama Gateau with you and Solli! One of my favorite and most visited places!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  15. Anonymous11:03 AM

    Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁🎉

  16. So glad to hear the iPad kerfluffle turned out OK. Wishing you a most Happy Birthday!

  17. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Happy, happy birthday to you! 🎉

  18. Anonymous11:52 AM

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!

  19. Joyeux Anniversaire dear Carol. I hope your special day has treated you extra specially well with lots of everything that makes you smile.

  20. Anonymous12:41 PM

    Happy Birthday! I am not a cat lover, so I love the birds.

  21. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Bon anniversaire, Carol, and thank you for ever so consistently over the years bringing so much of what we savor and love about Paris to our inboxes!!!! You are a treasure! Have a wonderful day and a glorious new year!!!! a bientot - CM

  22. Eat Cake (oops, Tarte!) Happy Birthday and Many more.... XXOO

    1. Anonymous12:42 AM

      I ate a pistachio chou/cream puff !

  23. Forgot: I LOVE your cat people, and I also love Dogs and Birds! I don't like OKRA , but that is about it!

    1. Anonymous12:40 AM

      I can’t stand OKRA. What do people see in it? 🤷‍♀️ I have never understood either Mary ❤️

  24. Anonymous10:00 PM

    A very happy birthday

  25. Anonymous9:46 AM

    Happy Birthday!

  26. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Belated Birthday Wishes Carol! Thank you for the wonderful glimpses into Paris 💐

  27. Caterina B12:17 PM

    May 17 is your birthday! it is also Norwegian Constitution Day! It's called "Settende Mai." So, on that day we say "Gratulerer med dagen!" Which is either Happy Birthday or "Congratulations on this special day!"

    1. Anonymous4:54 AM

      Takk skal du ha Caterina,
      I always knew that but not how to say it in Norwegian! 🤸🏾‍♀️🎉🍾

  28. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Oh! Yes..probably a showgirl from Moulin Rouge or Crazy Horse..
    Anyway your drawings of her were beautiful! Maybe you’ll meet her in the pool 🏊 again?

  29. Jelena3:47 PM

    Dear Carol, Happy Birthday to you! I wish you all the best. I never miss your blog news and love your letters. Thank you.

  30. Happy belated Birthday!! Glad to see you are at least one pastry & baguette!
    Hurray for the down to the wire iPad replacement, hope the new one is going smoothly now. Love the strawberries too.

  31. Anonymous7:33 PM

    Happy Birthday to my favorite artist!!!
    What an adventure you have had!!!! I am happy all is well with your iPad dilemma!
    Best wishes Bev Kjeldsen

  32. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Happy Birthday Carol! Always enjoy your posts. Wishing you happy days with the new Ipad, from May girls Karalee and Sarah

  33. Anonymous9:58 PM

    Happy healthy birthday! And many more!


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