Although I used to love those years when the children were little and we did everything as a family, and somehow life was more simple to organise … I have to say that there is also a great pleasure in watching our ‘little ones’ grow, and become adult and find their own dreams and ambitions and then work out how to make those dreams come true.
I never spread my family life over the pages of this blog, but suffice it to say that yesterday evening brought this home.
We all (except for one, “sorry honey , next time!”) met up in St Germain at our favourite Paris restaurant, and enjoyed a long, happy leisurely dinner, listening to them tell us about their projects. Watching their eyes sparkle, feeling their excitement and I realised how good it felt to let go a little and see that yes, they can fly on their own, and actually they’ll probably end up flying higher and further than we ever have!
I’m sure you know what I mean. I’m sure you’ve felt that moment when you say to yourself “wow! I never thought that one of my children would pull off something like that!!”
One of those very good family moments ….
What I am more than happy to share with you is this excellent address in Paris. Le Monteverdi, I have mentioned it before, but I’m happy to do it again. The boss, Claudio is Italian. He’s worked in his restaurant for over 40 years. When my husband and I first started eating there, (long before we had any children) Claudio had his mamma working with him … this is a family affair.
This is not a tourist spot, it is essentially Parisian. Good food, wonderful cosy decor, great service, excellent wine, and if you are lucky as we were yesterday, you may have a beautiful pianist playing the grand piano quietly in the corner of the restaurant.
If you get there be sure to say hello to Claudio for me!
5 – 7 rue Guisarde ▪ St. Germain des Pres ▪ Paris 75006[blank]