Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Where are you from?

The other day a shop assistant asked me this question: “where are you from?” (Should I add that the person asked with a foreign accent too).  Interesting question.  My usual answer: I’m French on the passport (and the accent), English in the heart, and at the moment I live in Singapore.
When I tell you I’ve been home for the holiday… I’m not giving you much information.
This holiday I’ve been in London.
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I am not a great fan of Christmas, but in London it feels different, I can’t explain why.  Anyway, I promised myself, if I ever happen to live in England again, I will celebrate Christmas there, in my own home, planning the menus, getting all stressed out by the event.
We’ve been in Lyon too.
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If anybody is serious about food, the place to be is ‘Les Halles de Lyon’, you’ll be spoiled with choice and the quality of the products.  How many different kinds of blue cheese does one need?
And of course some family time (with more food).
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Happy Holidays to all!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Celebrations: Sew much love!

This is when I normally start crying… writing about my children make me teary! I think I’ve already explained all of these  emotions in several posts here, and here for example. So no more words, just pictures of Alice’s quilt which I managed to have finished for her birthday.

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Alice's quilt1

Alice's quilt2

And you can always trust the cat to find the best sleeping spot!

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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Celebrations! More finished projects

I’ve been helping Santa with a few things:

MP cardi

Kina is a very simple, fast project.  I’ve knit size 2 in 3 days.  It’s a top down cardi, one button, no seam.  The perfect project of a little girl.

Little toboggan (jumper and hat) have been easy knits too.  It’s my first stranded knit, not as difficult as I thought.  I love the result, but I think I should have done a smaller size.  Oh well, the little boy will grow fast and might be file it up very soon.

Sadi was started it back in July, the body was done within a couple of weeks, the sleeves followed fast but I don’t know why it took me so long to finish it.  I love the colour, the 3/4 length sleeves and the ‘no-button’ neck closing.  I could be tempted to keep it for myself :-D.

Now excuse me, I need to go to the Post Office.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Elephant Parade

There’s always something happening in S’pore: an exhibition, a sport event, a cultural one… and at the moment we have the Elephant Parade.
As much as I have allergy to Xmas glitter, bling, I love the Elephant Parade.  I’ve been trying to catch some of those cutties.  There are 162 decorated baby elephants all around the city, I ‘met’ a few of them.
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Oops! I have also caught another parade on Orchard Road… A&F is opening a store this week, hence the half naked, waxed, photo-shopped models… It must be much nicer to do an opening in December in Singapore than in Paris…
Here the album of all my elephants, minus the boys…