The Roue De Paris

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Everyone’s seen photos of the Paris Christmas market.

You know the one. Up the Champs-Γ‰lysΓ©es, little wooden market stalls selling overpriced gingerbread and ‘exotic’ scarves. The Arc de Triomphe at one end, the Roue de Paris at the other. When you think about Paris at Christmas, you think about that big shiny, lit up wheel.

On the 7th (or 8th, we’re not sure) of January, Ollie and I celebrated our two year anniversary. So that’s cool. Shout out to him for putting up with not being quite as awesome as me. Anyway, on that cold cold day, we decided that outside was where we wanted to be. Outside and high up. Fun fact: we’re both a little bit scared of heights. We chose really well didn’t we?

So the Roue de Paris is actually awesome. For 12€ you get a little while going round and round, taking in Paris in its entirety. Its like the London Eye only very temporary, not as high, and not at all as luxury. Haaaa that makes it sound bad. It’s small and cute and definitely worth it if you want to see Paris from 360 degrees.

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So yeah, as I say, Ollie and I have now been *properly* together for two years. A long time, but also not a long time at all. One of those awkward in between amounts of time. We’re cool. Its cool. He’s my best friends and he takes all my shit and doesn’t own me – a good thing to look for in a man in 2015. He’s also a raging feminist which is the shit. High five, Oliver!

Also how good do my eyebrows look, man? I decided to treat myself to the Sephora brow palette (two powders, a wax, two brushes and tweezers) for 15€ and I’m so so happy with it. So happy. I think I’ve finally found a brow product that not only matches my brow and hair colour simultaneously, but also that I would 100% buy again. Its been a really good few weeks.

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The view from the Roue de Paris is breathtaking. From the Tour Eiffel to the Pantheon, up to Sacra Coeur and then back down to Opera and the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and Tuileries Gardens directly below, everything is breathtaking.

I’ve been having really mixed emotions about going back to Paris at the end of the month, not least because the thought of spending a solid five month stint, with no breaks, terrifies me. Seeing the city from so high up, taking in absolutely everything in one go, it really put it all in perspective for me. Five months is a long time, but not a long time. Paris is big, but not so big that I couldn’t see the whole of it in one go. I think together with the fact that its now 2016, the year that I leave Paris, things are going to be on the up. I have a set goal to push towards, and the comfort of knowing that at the end I am home, Sussex or Durham, with my friends and family.

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Has anything changed your perspective lately?
What’s your favourite eyebrow product?



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  • Congratulation on your anniversary! You both look so awkward, but in the cute way, haha πŸ™‚ The view looks amazing and your photography is on point like always! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Haha thank you! I know the struggle with light eyebrows – mine are actually pretty light but I like to darken them up a bit. I know kiko do great lighter brow products though! xx

  • Yessss, we love men who are raging feminists! This is such a cute post, I love your photography. Congratulations on two years together, what a lovely way to spend the day together πŸ™‚ x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

    • Thank you! He’s the best ever, haha! He’s even writing his dissertation on violence against women! xx

  • Such beautiful pictures – I feel like you really can’t take a bad picture in Paris, at least from what I’ve seen on others’ blogs or instagrams. Congratulations on your anniversary, too. That is definitely a milestone to celebrate! <3

    What camera do you use to take your photos, btw?

    Meliza Joyce | http://www.that-girl-in-nyc.com

    • Haha that’s because we only show the good ones. I’ve taken hundreds of totally average shots of totally average things in Paris πŸ˜› Glad you like these ones though! xx

  • Happy anniversary! I know it’s a bit cliche, but I bet it was amazing to have an anniversary in Paris. Especially they way your spent (at least part) of the day. Your photos are gorgeous, I’ve seen things in Paris that I’ve never seen before in pictures! Thank you for sharing your day πŸ™‚

    I don’t tend to use eyebrow products. In all honesty I don’t have the confidence to play with them too much, haha. I assume any attempt will be either not noticeable or too noticeable, haha. Oh well, I don’t have many complaints about my brows in the first place, so it’s okay!

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

    • Haha you’d be surprised about the whole anniversary in Paris thing. It would have been the best ever if we’d been staying in a hotel/on holiday but I actually started the day by putting a load in the washing machine and sending Ollie to buy more washing up liquid. I think I even cleaned the bathroom that evening! Romantic stuff, eh?
      I’m really glad you like the photos though! It as a lovely way to spend the afternoon! xx

  • Such a nice post! I never thought about how things like this can really change your view on your life and just put everything in a different perspective. It must also be beautiful to see Paris from different angles, I’ve never been up there when I was in the city.
    Congrats on your anniversary as well! You look so happy together and cheers to Ollie for being a raging feminist! πŸ™‚
    Patti
    Shifting Tales

  • So cute! The views you get from up there look beautiful. Definitely a good way to spend an anniversary!

  • AimΓ©e Julia Cottle

    Congrats on your anniversary! Great views, and great photos too πŸ™‚ x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Love these photos. My fiance and I went to Paris in December, and we wanted to go on the wheel but didn’t have time to fit it in, so I feel like I’ve experienced it through you now πŸ˜›

    I’ve just finished my last exam for semester 1, and this last one was the subject I struggle with and I felt like I was going to fail miserably but actually the exam wasn’t that hard at all. I surprised myself because I knew more than I thought – so my change in perspective was that worrying over something makes things seem so much worse than they are, and that worrying will not change anything for the better.