David - the weather is gorgeous. A little rain most days (but I'm used to that), otherwise sunny and cool! I am cramming in 30 hours of darkroom time (it's a better deal if you buy in a block) before next Tuesday. Incroyable! Shooting can only happen at dawn and dusk, which is just as well. I will look for the toy ships... I remember seeing some boats at Les Jardins Luxembourg. I wonder if it's the same gang.

Fintan - I never answered you about romance and Paris. There is kissing everywhere! Even at the darkroom, I arrived and the front desk guy was making out with his girlfriend. I tell ya, there's something in the water!