Say hello to little Skype. Skype is a hotel kitty. That's right, he lives in a hotel. The Hotel St. Paul Rive Gauche in Paris. When I first stayed at this hotel almost 8 years ago there was another cat. I can remember the cat but not his name. That cat turned 18 this year and the hotel decided that he should be able to spend the rest of his life in the French countryside. I wish someone would decide the same for me.
The hotel always knew they would get another cat. It would just have to be the right cat. A cat that would enjoy lounging in the lobby, would sometimes wander the hallways, but never come to the breakfast area and jump on the tables. Skype is their cat. The hotel just sent me an email telling me about Skype.
Cooking is one of my passions in life. Enjoying good food, pastries, chocolate and everything the French have to savor is my other. This should come as a surprise given my father chose my name after reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I am a voracious reader and collector of cookbooks. Little did I know that all my grade school French lessons would come in handy one day.