I am typing this whilst listening to the frantic pounding of the keyboard and the rattle of the mint tin as The Husband frantically consults with Prof Google trying to find a solution to the non-working coffee machine.
This is afterI had suggested that he shut the machine off and leave it alone for a while. He continued to press the button, causing the machine to overheat and vapour lock.
The Husband informs me that Prof Google has offered up the following solution; advising you to shut off the machine and leave it alone for a while. When I mentioned to The Husband that this is what I said to do, I received a thump on the arm and was told "you've done two things wrong - first off you were right and secondly, you told me you were right".
We finally arrived in Paris yesterday after a crappy flight from Abu Dhabi (note to self: avoid flying economy in future). All i can say about the second leg of the flight was thank god we've both lost 30kg each as if we had another ounce on us we would have been in our neighbors lap I was amazed at the passport control (fast) and even more amazed at customs (they didn't notice us walk past). I am glad we booked a driver to meet us as traffic into the city was, as all city traffic everywhere, impossible. The other small glitch was our apartment was not ready, so we spent 1.5 hours hanging out at a coffee shop next door to the apartment.
We had to rush off to meet our "Paris Greeter" - a gentleman who very kindly showed us around the area we are staying. We walked and walked and walked some more.