Thursday, 22 October 2009

Warm this winter!!!

Long time no see, you guys! There have been some changes in my life and I've got a job in Gibraltar so I'm moving to Spain! Isn't that exciting?!

I'm going to have to take a break from writing on this blog, and maybe start another blog. I'll keep you posted! I'm also freezing Pumpkin Peach while I get everything sorted.

Thank you very much for your support!

Monday, 29 June 2009

We're gonna live it up, I promise, just hold on a little more!

This title is a lyric from Friendly Fires' great song about my favourite city- Paris!

I've been up and down lately, fighting the bank to make a payment so I can get Pumpkin Peach stock (I'm moving my account as soon as this payment is processed as to take a month to make a CHAPS payment is disgusting!) and was very close to getting a good job, which I eventually didn't get.

I'm not sad, even though it's been a tough time for us in general. Instead of focusing on the bad things, I choose to focus on the positive things. I'm getting a pair of new glasses and planning our holiday for this year. We're still undecided, however I'd prefer Skiathos, a Greek island.

I'll revamp my CV and enjoy the company of my friends, whom I don't see as often as I'd like as they're all scattered around the world!

Wishing you a great week ahead, I leave you with my new fad (apart fromVictorian Lemonade, of course LOL):

Thursday, 4 June 2009

If life gives you lemons...

Trade them in for some of that nice Fentimans' Victorian Lemonade I've been going on about :)

My best friend from childhood has posted on her blog a series of oracle style questions and I'm going to oblige:

If I were a month of the year, I'd be.... July, because it's so nice and warm! I'm always complaining that I'm cold. Somebody said I should live in Brazil!

If I were a day of the week, I'd be.... Saturday! It's great when I wake up on a Saturday morning and know I've got two days all to myself!

If I were a part of the day, I'd be... Mid-Morning! That's when I feel most alert.

If I were a marine creature, I'd be... one of those fish that clean sharks' teeth without being eaten!

If I were a direction, I'd be... Right. I'm right handed, so it seems natural.

If I were a virtue, I'd be.... Friendliness. I love to have friends and I'm a very loyal friend.

If I were a historical character, I'd be... Josephine Bonaparte. I like the good life!

If I were a planet, I'd be... a planet not from this solar system, but somewhere faaaaaar away.

If I were a liquid, I'd be.... pomegranate juice! All nice and sweet but good for your health!

If I were a type of rock, I'd be... Uluru in Australia! It sure stands out.

If I were a bird, I'd be... a Dodo, just so I can say they're not extinct!

If I were a plant, I'd be... a David Austin Rose! Pretentious but ravishing!

If I were a type of weather, I'd be... sunny and scorching hot! See above.

If I were a musical instrument, I'd be... quite clearly an electric guitar! I've missed my vocation!

If I were an emotion, I'd be... gurgling with delight!

If I were a sound, I'd be... the sound of wind thorough a willow tree.

If I were an element, I'd be... air. Just because it might be warmer!

If I were a song, I'd be... "Atmosphere" by Joy Division.

If I were a film, I'd be... "Amelie". God, I love that film! It's about my favourite things in life: Paris, love and doing good!

If I were a TV Series, I'd be... Little Britain! I find it very funny.

If I were a book, I'd be... "Words in a French Life" by fellow blogger Kristin Espinasse.

If I were a fictional character, I'd be... Felix Krull from " Confessions of Felix Krull", an unfinished novel by Thomas Mann. We're both ruthless LOL

If I were a type of food, I'd be... a fancy main course from a Michelin starred restaurant.

If I were a taste, I'd be... the taste of Morelli ice cream! All creamy texture, no matter what flavour!

If I were an aroma, I'd be... sandalwood!

If I were a colour, I'd be...turquoise. It's my favourite colour!

If I were a fabric, I'd be... fairtrade cotton.

If I were a word, I'd be... Now.

If I were a body part, I'd be... the hands. You can't do anything without your hands.

If I were a facial expression, I'd be... a smile.

If I were a school subject, I'd be... Literature.

If I were a cartoon character, I'd be... Licia, from "Kiss me, Licia" or "Aishite Knight"

If I were a shape, I'd be... the hourglass! :)

If I were a number, I'd be... 25. That's how old I'll be this year!

If I were a car, I'd be... an old Fiat 500! Those things are tiiiiiiiny!

If I were a garment, I'd be... a pair of indigo skinny jeans! You don't see me out of them.

I hope you've enjoyed this long set of questions and answers and are more than welcome to do it yourselves!!!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Back from home!

I don't know about you, but to me Paris is just like home! We've been back since yesterday and I'm already thinking about our next trip. We got some lovely One of a Kind items for Pumpkin Peach, French brocante goodies so I'll keep you posted about that.

It was lovely! Not even rain, strikes, manifestations or vandalism could ruin the memory for us. We' ve been very well looked after by the greatest hostess ever ( Thank you a billion times!) and can't wait to return the favour!

While I gather all my thoughts, here's a taster of Paris:

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Cartoon Thursday!

I woke up this morning with a great appetite for Disney cartoon music!!! I've started packing out bags for tomorrow evening (We're going to Paris!!! Yikes!). What best music to pack to than this song:

or this one:

Friday, 15 May 2009

The unbearable Victorian Lemonade addiction!

Yesterday The Blonde took a break from all that hard studying (yawn!) and we decided to go shopping for some presents for our friends in Paris.

There's this lovely deli emporium about 60 miles from where we live- I know- 60 miles, but it's worth it! We got some lovely goodies for our friends and couldn't resist getting some delicious refreshing Victorian Lemonade for myself! I absolutely adore it. I'm sorry I don't have pictures of the actual bottle as I drank the lemonade like there was no tomorrow!

We've also been to a Fired Earth showroom and drooled over their Bastide Kitchen range and their AGA cooker:

Hope everybody has a great weekend!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Le crayon...

This Saturday The Blonde is studying for his accountancy qualification exam, being held on the 19th this month. He's 35 and still studying, but you're never too old to study! Hell, even I might do a Masters in a couple of years' time. I thought about an MA in French Studies. Most of my friends are either full Doctors or studying for a Doctorate. I feel left behind LOOOOOL.

Back to The Blonde. He absolutely hates it! He just sits there chewing on his pencil and has sneak peeks at the end of the book (where the solutions are). From time to time he moans "I'll never need this *&%~".

In order to escape this, I went shopping and got the most humongous piece of ribbon. Because I love ribbons so much, I've decided to start collecting them. Below you can see the picture of the ribbon roll next to my hand, for size: