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

Monday, February 20, 2012

Les Scènes du Week-end {36}

Le week-end dernier?

Shopping + sun + sister = perfect.

Saturday morning I got to the market just as things were winding up.
This butcher's van was already on the way out...
Luckily there were still some baguettes left for sale...
... & some books! 
I stopped at the newsagent's on the way home & said hi & bye to Whitney.
Um, could my shopping cart look any more French?
Also, could I be happier that the cold snap is over
& so now I can dry laundry in the sun on our balcony??!
And could I be more excited about the chocolate-y care package from my friend Stace?
But the most exciting part of the weekend?
My sister Liz's arrival!!!
Sunday afternoon we took a rainy-day walk down by the lake.
Liz was disappointed that swimming isn't allowed everywhere!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Instasamedi {7}

This past week started out with shivering & soup 
& ended up with sun & hardly any more snow, ooof!
Staying in Saturday-night, soup for supper, spoon-rest.
 {samedi, Annecy, chez nous}
Owls & fancy bras? Why not?
{dimanche, Annecy, centre-ville}
Dear freezing-cold flowers, thank you for making me think of spring...
I just hope it arrives one day soon!
{lundi, Annecy, centre-ville}
Any guesses why this was my Valentine's Day Instagram??
{mardi, Annecy, devant le Centre Courier}
Um, could I even be more Frenchified??!
{mercredi, Annecy, chez nous}
Two of my favourite things in the world:
French grannies with colourful wool berets & the P.O.
{jeudi, Annecy, La Poste Parmelan}
Look! Sunshine & hardly any more snow... Hooray!!
{vendredi, Annecy, close to our apartment}

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

E & me {Valentines}

Keeping with the heart-shaped theme, this week's E & me 
doesn't feature potatoes... 
but it does showcase some of the cute Valentine's Day cards
that have come in the mail recently.

Any guesses which cards are on display in Victoria chez Erin...
&  which are in Annecy chez moi ?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Please enjoy this pomme de terre...

Happy Valentine's Day & Joyeuse St Valentin to you !!!

A very romantic potato I bought at the market recently!
It's been quiet on the blog lately, I know...
I blame the crazy cold snap we've been living through.
The temperatures have not risen above ZERO for a single second 
during the past two weeks.
Ça suffit ! = That's enough!

You would think that all those freezing-cold days would mean
lots of cozy time, curled up on the sofa, drinking tea 
& spending hours in front of the laptop & on the blog.

Mais non !

In fact, the cold created {chez moi at least} 
a nasty combination something like this:
 freezing-cold fingers
+ bronchitis 
+ icy roads
which = something like this:
beyond tired
+ fed up with freezing-cold weather
+  too cranky to update Rue de France.

La bonne nouvelle ?  The good news ?
It's supposed to snow tomorrow!
I say bring on la neige... because snow = higher temperatures,
which = more blogging!

{Could you cross your fingers for me? Mine are too cold... Merci!}

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Instasamedi {6}

Snow, Nutella, crêpes, crème pour les mains
chocolat chaud, old town, icy roads.

Any questions?
Cross-country skiing despite the sub-zero temperatures? You go, dude!
{samedi, Plateau De Glières, ski/walking paths}
Happy Nutella Day to you!!
{dimanche, Annecy, supermarché local}
Crêpe Party on a normal Monday night? Mais oui!
{lundi, Annecy, chez nous}
Sub-zero temperatures = beyond chapped hands.
{mardi, Annecy, chez nous}
Chocolat chaud avec whipping cream? Yes please!!
{mercredi, Annecy, Fidele Berger Salon de Thé}

A little sun & snow in Annecy's old town.
{jeudi, Annecy, vielle ville}

OK, I'm starting to get tired of these icy roads...
{vendredi, Annecy, close to our apartment}

Monday, February 06, 2012

Les Scènes du Week-end {35}

Vitamin C + fresh freezing-cold air + Sophie + sunset 
= super weekend.

Fresh-squeezed Saturday-morning OJ has become quite the tradition.

Saturday afternoon, we drove through a few local villages...

.... & then up & up through the icy forest...

... until we reached le Plateau des Glières,
which is well-known as a cross-country skiing destination in the winter,
but is also famous for its role in the French Resistance during the Second World War.
Bonjour, blue sky!

Moi, freezing but festive!

Pretty-good self-portrait for the two of us who could no longer feel our fingers!

Sunday afternoon down by the lake...
... avec mon amie Sophie !!!

And a beautiful sunset, to finish it all off nicely.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Instasamedi {5}

Snow + cold snap = brrrrrr.

But also = très intense Instagrams!

A famous engineer from this region of France who lived from 1815 to 1871.
{samedi, Annecy, small park/playground 3 minutes from chez nous}

Bonjour, les skieurs!!
{dimanche, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, one hour from Annecy}

In my dentist's waiting room...
{lundi, Annecy, chez ma dentiste}

Snow day view from the bus!
{mardi, Annecy, dans le bus #3}

Snowy trees make me swoon!
{mercredi, Annecy, close to our apartment}

Do I really swim in this lake in the summer? Brrrr...
{jeudi, Annecy, le lac}

FQ bought bread & dessert at lunch-time.
Guess I'm burning off so many calories by shivering that it was OK to indulge, non?
{vendredi, Annecy, chez nous}

Thursday, February 02, 2012

No comment...

... because my teeth are chattering too much for me to actually talk!

Please note the afternoon "high" temperatures on predicted over the next few days.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

E & me {scarf}

Happy February to you!
And happy E & me cold-weather edition!

As I mentioned the last few days, 
il fait très très froid ici en ce moment.

Heading outside sans scarf, gloves & winter hat?
C'est impossible.

According to Erin, it's rainy, windy & blustery in Victoria,
 so she needs to bundle up with her scarf aussi.

So any idea who is who?  Hmm?
{Hey, close friends & family... you don't have to vote, ok?}
{But yes, new readers, please guess away!!}
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