Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

E & me {start of Christmas decorations in town}

C'est décembre demain !

Since it's December tomorrow, E & me this week is all about 
the beginning of the local Christmas decorations in town.

Scenic, pretty, festive...
It's just the beginning of a month-long E & me theme
don't you think, Erin?

Friday, November 25, 2011

One month till Christmas...

No wonder the crêpe guy downtown is already in full-on Noël mode!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

E & me {bike lane}

Remember how both Erin & I were très busy last week?

Well, it's already the middle of a new week
we're back in business for E & me today.

Now if only there were time to go for a bike ride...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Bottomless week (but not soft drinks...)

(Normally I hate that expression,
but today I have to admit I'm almost happy to use it...)

As my lovely Erin has mentioned over on her blog,
it's been quite the hectic week for her.
Pour moi aussi!
We didn't even get to do our weekly Canada vs France feature,
E & me.
Le sigh.
But we'll be back at that next week...

 In the meantime, I thought of something culturally funny 
I saw at one of the Subway restaurants
here in Annecy recently & wanted to share avec vous:

"Thanks for only serving yourself once"
Ah well... CHEERS to le week-end anyway!!
See you back here soon... 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Les (Cheesy) Scènes du Week-end {30}

Last weekend we celebrated my husband's birthday. 
The festivities involved LOTS of cheese.

We had family lunch at a lovely local farm
where they serve meals made with their delicious fromage.

And for dessert? We had home-made cheesecake
I'd love to tell you more & post additional photos,
but I'm still digesting all that cheese!  
Miam miam... & more soon!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

E & me {town clock}

Tick tock, tick tock!
This week's E & me is all about town clocks
{& time differences... le sigh...}
You can see in Erin's photo that it's nearly 2 p.m. in Victoria.
That would be a good time for she & I to wrap up a long lunch, huh?
{Only problem is that it would be 11 p.m. here, so bedtime...}

As for 4 p.m. ici à Annecy ?
That would be the perfect moment for us two girls to get together 
at my favourite café {just next to the lovely clock tower!}
to talk about our day, catch up on the gossip &
drink tea & eat macarons.
{But it would only be 7 a.m. in Victoria... a little early, non ?}

Both town clocks in the above photo are lovely.
My friendship with Erin is fabulous.

But the 9 hour time difference 
between Canada's West Coast & France?
I'm not always a fan.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

C'est possible que j'adore le jaune...

As I've mentioned before,
yellow has never really been my favourite colour.

But when I saw it in Budapest, I was quite impressed.
And like I said the other day, I love autumn.

So today's photos?
Lovely feuilles jaunes {= yellow leaves}
that I swooned over on the street near my house.

Finalement c'est possible que j'adore le jaune !

Monday, November 07, 2011

Les Scènes du Week-end {29}

This weekend we took it easy & didn't go very far from home.
But there were some lovely things to see just down the street.

There was a local apple/pear/honey festival 
we checked out on Saturday afternoon.
there were great prices on apples & pears grown in orchards just outside Annecy
& lots of yummy local juice too
as you can see, some pumpkins & squash snuck into the festival
& a local jam-maker too 

{We didn't buy any jam, seeing as
my husband is an expert de confiture,
so we have tons of jars chez nous...}

Sunday morning it was foggy,
so the mountains we can usually admire from our balcony
were mostly hidden.

However, that didn't stop me from admiring
the colour of all the local trees.
Have I mentioned I love autumn?

view of the neighbours' pretty fall colours from notre balcon
FQ made a huge batch of delicious pumpkin soup
& also gingerbread cake for dessert.  
Miam !!!

I love soup almost as much as I love autumn
After lunch, we went down to le lac for a wander in the fresh air.

oooh, pretty
J'adore voir les feuilles dans le lac...

more pretty fall trees outside of Annecy's fancy lake-front hotel/casino
But really... let's be honest, ok?

Local fruit festival? Fun.
Husband who makes soup & cake?  Nice.
Lake & lovely leaves just down the street?  Pretty.

But the best thing about this past weekend?
My new iPhone started working!!!
Canuck case?  I love it more than autumn & ALMOST as much as the iPhone!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

E & me {Jack O'Lanterns}

Halloween is a few days behind us,
but Erin & I figured we could feature our Jack O'Lanterns
on E & me this week.

Last week we talked about our Halloween decorations at home.
But this week, let's admire our résultats artistiques...

The Jack O'Lantern on the left was one of 4 (!!!) carved by Erin's sons.
On the right was what I did with my niece, Juliette last weekend.
I have to admit that I was impressed by her design.

Star-shaped lid?  Classy.
Four eyes?  Wow.
Rotten teeth & bloody mouth?  Ooof!
Halloween-themed paper parasols stuck in the lid?  Festive!
{So, merci Erin for sending me those... Juliette was thrilled!}

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Joyeux Anniversaire Juliette !

Happy birthday to ma nièce Juliette !

Chocolate cake + extra decoration
{pink hearts piped on with sparkly frosting
+ Halloween-themed drink umbrella}
un gâteau just as cool as my niece.
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