Friday, December 21, 2007

2008 teaser

Oh, when I come back, please remind me to tell you about my phone conversation with Robert Plant (you know? Led Zeppelin, etc!)

no kiddin!!!

Big-boy-in-red time (no not the perv!) (hmm, wait I must think about this one!)

I'm in a multitasking mood, but I feel ok, multitasking feels very kewl when it means you have to get ready to jump in a plane (tomorrow) for holidays!

I hope you'll all be spoiled by the big boy, and I wish you a happy new year, with no stress, lots of chocolate and Johnny Depp's moments (sowwy guys ;-)

Thank you for being around! Mwaaaaaaaaaaaa!

It feels hmmm hooo haaaaaa

One of the great things with Christmas and New year's stuff is that I can check if I can still hold a pen!

I love writing cards, just because now it feels precious to write to someone.. it's different, old fashion, alive, emotionnal! yes!

And I realize I don't have the adress of many around here :P
I won't name anyone but if you feel like it, I'll happily add you to my adress book ;-)

I can get lazy now, parce que je le vaux bien quand même!

I've finished the main work on my next book.
It's been hard. But now I can leave on holidays without anything to do!

And I've just finished all the wrapping! Phewwww!
Even the 2 cats of the family, Charlie and Chino, will get their Christmas' treat :-)

What about you? Everything's done? Just waiting for the big man dressed in red? :-)
You're in a Christmas mood or the opposite?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We call it "Dragon's fruit" ..

..and you (English speaking ones) call it "strawberry pear" (cute name but I prefer ours for once :P)

I've had 2 of them so far, Martin finds them tasteless (shrugging)... they're good and juicy! Close to the kiwi me finds.
And they're so beautiful, really
(I'm blabla-ing right now, yeah yeah I know)
Inside they're white and black, a wunnerful contrast with that pink and green. Nature is definitely the most talented artist!


I don't know how's your week so far, but mine has started in some ugly ways!
Yesterday got the award of the most shitty day of the month.
From the early morning at the post-office with a screaming Loup and 250 people in the queue to hours of useless work... I finished my day in some real dragonish mood. Grmmmpphing, spitting fire.

Well, today was kinda better. If it goes on this way, Wednesday will be close to normal.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The best gift ever... cheap but priceless!

Have you ever heard of the movie The Polar Express ?
Well, I'm not a real fan of it, but the kids LOVED it!

It's about kids making a trip to visit Santa Claus.

At the end of the movie, Santa Claus asks the little boy what he really wants for Christmas. He will be the first to get his present.

The boy answers "one of the reindeer's bells"
(because the sound of the lil bells reminds him Santa Claus is for real)


A friend of mine today told me she's going to offer a lil bell to her daughter, presenting it as a reindeer's bell.

such a good idea!!!!
Not the most expensive one (at all) either!

I'm going to find 2 lil bells for my devils. They will absolutely love it (as much as the story behind!)

edit: I have found them! 4 euros for 2 adorable reindeer's bells! Yeeehaaaaaa!

Christmas, doubts and a most adorable crèche

I'm a creche girl.
There must be a connection with playmobiles here. Somewhere. In the dark.

I wanted a new crèche, not the ugly plastic stuff I had anymore. But crèches are so SO expensive here!
... It's been more than a year I look for a new one, one I can afford.

And, tada, I've just found one, really adorable one.
The men there are a bit too bearded (???) and I can't figure out who's Joseph, but... for 12.90 euros, it's perfect!

The baby jesus and his mom are smiling, the angel too. Perfect.
Joseph? I still don't know, I think I'll chose the shepherd, he's cute.

I can't imagine making my Christmas tree without making a crèche.
A family tradition of course.
But... No. It's not that anymore.

I think I *need* to give a meaning to this Christmas time, and making a baby the centre of such a celebration fits to what I believe in.

(that was the not boring part above, now grab a glass of rum if you want to finish with the post :P)

Of course, just like every year, I'm wondering *why* I celebrate Christmas
And for the first time, putting myself into questions, my beliefs, etc, I can bring answers (for meself, that is).

do I believe in God?
I actually don't know.

Who can prove some kind of God exists?
nobody as far as I know

Who can prove some kind of God does not exist?
nobody as far as I know

Believing is comfortable, not believing is comfortable too (in the way that it helps to not put everything into question all the time)

Not knowing is not so comfortable.
But I feel pretty ok with that :)

I'll celebrate Life with Christmas, and I'll covered my babies with presents (in my dreams!), simply because I'm so happy to be their mom!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A very first time

I know many people won't eat foie gras, and I can understand that (I don't even put the links about the geese feeding, it's too ugly).
But I'm so weak when it comes to good food. My mind and heart tell me I should resist, my pleasure has way less limits.

Anyway, the other day, I tried a speciality from South West of France (a blessed region when it comes to food!)... figs stuffed with foie gras.

It was like Heaven on earth.

What about you, any brilliant food discovery lately?

PS: how do you recognise a blog writer? it's the noisy/crazy one taking pics of everything, even of what you're eating!

"Your lil brother is very cute

...juste like his sister, huh"

That's what I heard yesterday when I was running in the street with Loup.

First thought: huhu, first time I hear that!

Second thought: Am I getting that old?!!!
(because, come on, if you really think of it, you don't tell such things to young-ettes!)

edit: Martin is laughing at me about that! (rolling eyes) :P

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hey it's almost Christmas why spoiling (much more than) the spirit of it?!

okok, back to happier stuff, with a lil something dedicated to Lola who's a real fan (and such a great imitator of him!) :-)

Monday, December 10, 2007

THE Christmas tree part 2

You know what, I think I've just finished my Christmas shopping!!!

90% of my xmas shopping was done on the internet... so I hope I'll receive everything just in time!

The other shopping I made was for our lil tree. Our Christmas tree finally stands proudly in our bedroom (which is the living-room somehow).

here's what it looked like first... so small and almost naked. It caught a cold, got really down too.

I had to do something!
Cheered it up, promising it a magical transformation. Lola and I decided to make it GIRLIE. PUCCA power, you see.

We got pinkish ribbons and a few other lights.
Our lil tree LOVED it,
and when it started to giggle, we knew it was a success! ... the depressed lil tree had just turned into a happylovelygirlie xmas tree :)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

THE Christmas tree

Of course I was to post a pic of our Christmas tree.
There are things in bloggies that come again and again year after year, the photo of one's christmas tree included.

But, sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, I have failed here!
My Christmas tree is a mistake.
It lacks about everything.
Tomorrow morning I plan to make a shopping trip dedicated to our Christmas tree. We MUST do something before it's too late.
More lights, more whatever? maybe.

So far, I don't get why our Christmas tree looks so miserable.
Maybe our tree is sad.

or maybe not.
It must be my fault anyway, I wanted to make it kinda look plain...pfff

Friday, December 07, 2007

I believe in miracles!

After 25 months of terrible nights, with a lil devil always finishing his nights with us, we've enjoyed a "normal nights" (normal night = sleeping).

Since we've installed the bunk beds (lits superposés), Loup even ASKS to go to bed!

For you, who spend standard nights, snoring, making love and all, you just do not realize how wonderful your nightlife is.

Waking up with a lil one happily snoring between you and your other half is cute once a year, but really annoying when it's just everyday like that.

So yes, it's a miracle that Loup finally starts to make his nights.
It feels hmm, unique. Precious.


Facebook-ing rhymes with ...

(mind boiling!)

time consuming
big brother-ing!

and really REALLY entertaining

(would you add anything to the list,hm ?)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

In a couple of weeks ...

...we're in Hamburg to celebrate a wunnerful Christmas with Achim and Christa.

And you know, these holidays are my xmas gift, I can't wait for them.
I count the days
I dream of all this relaxing time with a family I miss, with friends we've not seen since ages, and in a city that I really love!

What about you, any plan or vacation for Christmas time?

Here's my plan (niark niark niark)

You know how much Wednesdays can be hmm busy (as in "exhausting", "threatening", "energy sucking") for us mamas.

It's the Devils' Day,
the day where there's a break from school here in France.

So far, I've been a Wednesdays' slave, and now I say STOP. Enough is enough is enough.

Is enough, huh.

I'm taking back my freedom : I send Loup to his creche another morning, on Wednesdays!


And having a free Wednesday morning to take care of Lola is just great!
I'll have some time for her, some time to work -and paint my nails-, time to take Lola to her dance classes, etc. And no doubt Loup will enjoy his morning (he has no choice anyway! )

(above is the picture of the devils who prefer to remain anonymous. Very wise of them huh)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Paris, Sofia and I

I had forgotten how Paris could be beautiful. When you *live* there, you don't realize anymore, except when you allow yourself to do so.

I could talk about its bakeries (before anything else, of course!), its buildings and so different districts, its bars, pubs, brasseries, and restaurants, its shops, its inhabitants who come from just everywhere. But nothing can beat a walk on a sunny day across Paris. Then you can *feel* the *shhpirit* of it.

Paris is also the city where you just take your car (bloody cars!) and suddenly drive in front of a Sofia Coppola, with her baby in the arms and her man following.

Yeah, Sofia Coppola, la bella vita, chachacha quoi!

Martin agrees with you (cause I can read in your mind huh), and does not see why I got so excited!
I don't know either (lol) but I did get excited. I had my cam in the hands, but it was just too late when I realized it.

Xmas time + rue de la Paix, you can be sure to meet celebs'! Yeehaaaaa!

So what now?

Nothing. It was just like one of these days: "Woww, I LIVE in Paris!!!!"

Girls just want to have fun ?

...and what about boys, do you think?

Let's see with Loup.
He loves trying everything, playing night and day, cooking, cleaning (I train him well you see!), building his own bed (with the help of his papa, huhu), dancing, playing with dolls, making necklaces (he is so good at it!), putting make-up and dressing like a princess.

Yup, Loup definitely just want to have fun!

And isn't it wunnerful to have an older sister when you're a boy?
So fantastic to experience the funniest giiirlz'games!!!

Loup loves it. He has the shape of a mini rugby player, but does not mind wearing his sis' tutu. And I love how serious and "involved" he is at these games too! hehe