I have spent the afternoon at the brocante at Bastille - yes, I went back for seconds and to see Blandine Bavoux, a favourite antiques dealer who was out of town until today - so will post more later.
Tonight is the big rematch of the France-New Zealand rugby game at the Stade Francais Stadium in Paris. You may have heard that France was severely trounced last Saturday by the superb All-Blacks team. This afternoon the Paris metro was filled with New Zealand fans in black-and-white rugby shirts, no doubt hoping for a second victory.
But of course, I'll be cheering for France. After all, one of the French players lives in our neighbourhood and plays for our favourite team, Stade Francais. Naturally, Di at Woman Wandering in Belgium will be cheering for her home team, the All-Blacks! Meanwhile, here's a photo of the weeping willow in our courtyard, dripping with autumn gold.
Update: New Zealand defeated France 23-11 in a thrilling match.