Christmas is here? Not yet, but it sure felt like it for the girls when our shipment arrived. We opened some cartons that we marked urgent (coffee machine, toys, shoes... we know our priorities). Looking at these photos, I wonder how we will fit our furniture (and shoes) in a typical Parisian apartment (they're in storage at the moment). I've just started contacting property agents to visit some apartments; the notorious reputation of property in Paris being monstrously expensive and absurdly small is all true.