Woohoo! It's Friday, the end of another week. What a hectic one it was! It'll be rounded off in a few minutes by the arrival of my parents (who have just driven 850 km !!). As if we're not stressed enough by Christmas!
AAAAHHHAAAHhh, vendredi, enfin "Friday night with Jonathan Ross" sur BBC1 (Nous avons des amis fort bien équipés en télé...) - Quand je pense que je paye la redevance pour la télé Française.....au secours!
Et quelle semaine de dingues, on a fait du bateau - on vous racontera - des macarons - vous verrez plus tard - et mes parents déboulent de leur Provence, comme si on était pas assez stressé comme ça avec Noël !
But that's the least of my worries at the moment...my major occupation this weekend will be preparing for Neil's birthday on Sunday. And it's a big one - my Miniman will be 40!!!!
Mais en fait, c'est le dernier de mes soucis pour le moment, puisque j'ai quelques bricoles à faire afin de célébrer dignement l'anniversaire de mon "N%$£*" (c'est privé, les petits noms!)
Et cette fois on ne rigole plus, c'est un qui finit par zéro, celui qui fait péter les plombs (surtout les miens :-), il nous fait le coup des 40....donc pour fêter ça, c'est moi qui ferai le thé toute la journée....
So it's likely we'll be away from the computer over the weekend and into early next week...but before we go, here are a few more Christmas items for which will be heading onto Etsy soon.
Alors bien sûr, les jours qui viennent, et le début de la semaine prochaine, ce sera calme plat sur l'interweb, mais au moins, on a une paire de mignonnes choses à vous montrer ;-)
Another Sunday closer to Christmas and we're still battling our way through orders while trying to juggle Ebay, Etsy and an email in-box that just won't empty! Fortunately we managed to find time to fit in Strictly Come Dancing last night - and whatever happens, we're downing tools for Top Gear tonight!
Another weekend approaches, and many of us will soon be braving the busy streets again in search of gifts, bargains, and the perfect pair of socks for that distant cousin you haven't seen since 1992...
A couple of weeks ago we were in the centre of Paris for the opening of a friend's art display at a Parisian gallery. As the opening wasn't until the evening, we decided to set off early and spend some time wandering around, and if time allowed, visit the "grands magasins", those large Parisian department stores such as Galeries Lafayette, BHV and Printemps.
At this time of year it's practically impossible to walk on the pavement in front of these stores because of the bustling crowds of people staring at the windows. The reason? The Christmas window displays!
All along the Boulevard Haussmann, people jostling to get the best view of the windows collide with people trying to get to wherever, the result is often carnage!
So we were amazed to find that on this particular evening, the street was relatively calm, which meant that we could get close up to those windows!
Below is a selection of photos that you can enjoy from the safety of your computer! And because many of the windows are animated, at the end of this post, you'll find a video of some of the cute animated teddy bear windows...
This pretty shop window was in the Passage Jouffroy...