let’s go back to Paris, for the moment…
Posted in interiors, pia's photos, the paris apartment June 21st, 2008 by piablog


I know it’s not the houseboat, but I just like this photo of the Paris apartment. I took this shot one night after coming home from shopping, I think I had just bought that fern and candles. You can see the remnants of nibblies and a bottle of wine on the coffee table – a little apΓ©ritif before preparing dinner.

Truth is everyone, I did plan to post a more substantial piece for you today, but I just had a bike accident. I am okay. More shocked than anything else. And I have a few flesh wounds. I was on my way home and as I crossed an intersection a taxi driver came from nowhere and knocked me down. I actually don’t know who’s ‘fault’ it was, I really thought I had looked, and the driver said it was his fault but I was a bit out of it. When all the bikes behind me stopped to help me up, I had no idea what language they were speaking. And then finally after a few seconds I realised, “oh yeah, that’s right it’s Dutch!’. It was all pretty embarrassing. I came home and had a good cry. But I’m okay now. I think a good nights rest is what I need. Hope you all had a lovely day!


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  1. heidi says

    Bike accidents are scary! Hope you’re ok!

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  2. Persephone says

    I’m so sorry about your bike accident. That happened to me and I cried like a baby in the arms of a complete stranger! It’s all very scary and discombobulating. Hope this weekend brings lovely things for you.

    Your blog is wonderful.

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  3. sofia says

    Hope your doing fine now Pia. What’s happening between taxi drivers and bycicles in Holland ???? It’s the third time I read a taxi driver bumped into a cyclist, in a few weeks (http://siagrafica.visualblogging.com/archives/8164_1865035254/293616 ).
    I’m sure the same thing is going to start happening in Paris soon since we have the VeloLib now.

    Wonderful atmosphere in that appartement Pia πŸ™‚

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  4. josephine says

    how awful! i’m glad you’re ok. yes, get a good rest and enjoy the weekend!

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  5. Chelsea says

    So glad you are OK!!!!

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  6. JinG says

    Oh, I do hope you feel better soon!

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  7. stacy says

    Bummer. Hope you are feeling a bit better by the time you read this.

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  8. Emily says

    Oh I’m so glad you are OK. I just worry that something will show up tomorrow. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

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  9. Annie says

    Oh Pia, how scary! Take it easy and pamper yourself tonight.
    Great photo.

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  10. rachel says

    oh no! I’m glad nothing worse happened. be safe out there πŸ™‚

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  11. Caitlin says

    So glad your safe! Have a good weekend, and take it easy!

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  12. nancy says

    oh! i hope you are ok?!!!!! i had a bike accident a while back (didn’t see a car come out of an alley-way and basically did a stunt-man fly over the car…and was so shocked…i don’t think i even said thank you to the two guys who sceamed in horror and helped me up) and then i cried like an idiots 5 blocks away. so i hope you are alright?
    oh the french apartment…seemed to have had so much life…do you miss it?

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  13. Olga says

    oh god! this happened to me before in melbourne… so sorry to hear! I cried a lot too and it helped. I also went and had a relaxing massage 2 days later (not something I do very often)and realized that my whole body was still carrying all the tension and shock from the accident! maybe that will help you to release it too. take care

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  14. tyler says

    oh, what a frightening day! so sorry to hear of your accident but glad that you’re ok. a good cry, some rest and perhaps a glass of wine will do the trick (and maybe a bandage or two?). be well.
    the image is lovely.

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  15. manda says

    mumma mia pia, thats pretty dramatic. hope you are ok. taxi drivers are the worst. handy. but the worst.

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  16. Vanitha says

    Oh dear! Hope all’s well. take care sweetie.

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  17. Pingx2 says

    oh no, glad that you are okay.. please take care and have a good rest..

    love your blog by the way.. πŸ™‚

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  18. Kirsty says

    Yikes – I imagine you’d be feeling pretty shaken. I think you need a milo & a good nights sleep!

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  19. Marie says

    Hi, I hope you feel better soon. I found you yesterday via Loobylou and your blog is just so beautiful – I am hooked!

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  20. pia says

    thank you so much everyone – how wonderful it was to wake up to your well wishes and beautiful comments!

    My wounds are aching quite a bit now, and my head. But I am being well looked after. I will definately rest up this weekend.

    Thank you again, you guys are the best!! xx

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  21. itsasne says

    Wow! What a shock it must have been! So sorry to hear, Pia. You must have been pretty shaken up. Take your time to relax now, it’ll take time to get it out of your sysytem… Have a beautiful weekend! x

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  22. sherrieg says

    Oh, I’m sorry that happened to you! And I’m very glad that you’re okay. πŸ™‚

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  23. IQ says

    Oh goodness, hope you’re ok. I had a similar experience last year in Amsterdam (don’t laugh, but I was literally “hit by a bus”!). The only upside is that in NL, the law is that the driver of the vehicle/bus/motorbike is always at fault if they hit a cyclist. God forbid, but if you’ve suffered any bodily/material damage the taxi insurance company should contact you to make claims etc. Get well and stay safe.

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  24. Anairam says

    Dear Pia – Drink some hot rooibos tea with a little honey or muscavado sugar, have a good rest, and get better soon! (If you banged your head – get it checked out by a doctor.) But rooibos tea will help the general aches and pains! x Anairam

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  25. marie says

    oh pia! thats horrible! im so glad your okay..but it must have been a real shock! have a lovely sunday..rest and feel better πŸ™‚

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  26. sosser says

    sounds frightening! rest up and recover and be well soon πŸ™‚

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  27. Yoli says

    OMG Pia! I am so shocked! I do hope you are doing well. I am so terribly sorry. I hope you can rest, please take very good care.

    Gentle Hug,

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  28. Vic says

    Oh no! Sorry I’m reading this so late. I’m sending you good vibes and I hope you feel better soon. x

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  30. sia says

    Hello Pia,

    Hope you are feeling a lot better right now (…I do – but I was a wreck for a week or so)!
    Accidents with taxi drivers… yikes. I think we had our fair share for this year.

    Take care,


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