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:

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

J'ai deux amours...

We've set the date for our Paris sourcing trip. We're going on the night between 22nd and 23rd of May and getting there in the morning, fresh for the brocante. A kind friend is putting us up for the weekend and we're coming back on the 25th. I don't know where I'd be in this world without friends. :)

I have managed to get over my job interview disappointments and I'm strating afresh, with a revamped CV and a brand new winning attitude!

I've had to postpone the Big Launch for Pumpkin Peach, because I want to have everything ready and not run around like a headless chicken LOL

Here's something for the Parisians at heart, from the greatest Parisian at heart, Josephine Baker: