I thought it was time to put an effort back into my blog. I have just spent five weeks in Paris and came back with lots of photos, although I was planning on following in the Breakfast in Paris blog and taking 5,000 I only managed 1,000. My husband thought I had gone mad when I started taking photos of manhole covers. According to a friend , Jean Littlejohn, finds lots of inspiration in their patterns. I myself was rather taken with the patisserie windows as inspiration -as much by the taste (of which in fact I had very little) as the actual colours and patterns.