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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Instasamedi {11}

This past week?
It started off with my parents' last few days in France this visit.
They're back in Canada now. {Sniff sniff.}

My sister Liz, however, is still in full-on-French mode.
She's even learning how to make yummy quiches!
Scroll on down for Instagram proof...

My mom & her lettuce friends at the market.
{samedi, Annecy, marché à côté de chez nous}
Warm enough for brunch on the balcony!!!
{dimanche, Annecy, chez nous}
"It's gonna heat up!" = good slogan for this local plumber/heater dude.
Add that to the sun & the blue sky = hope that spring is not far off!
{lundi, Annecy, close to our apartment}
Stir-fry for dinner s'il te plaît! {mardi, Annecy, chez nous}
Liz & her delicious mushroom quiche!
{mercredi, Annecy, chez nous}
View from the Visitation Basilica above Annecy... swoon!
{jeudi, Annecy, Basilique de la Visitation}
Vélo !
{vendredi, Annecy, vielle ville}

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

E & me {light switch}

Hey, dear reader... do you even remember E & me
my Wednesday photo project avec Erin?

OK, so it's been a month {!!!} since I've posted one of our 
Canada vs France collages.


But, as I told you when I finally caught up 
I've been super busy with all my Canadian family visiting.

Hélas {= alas} most everyone has gone home now {sniff sniff...},
 except for my youngest sister Liz
who is still here to do fun things like
explore Annecy with me,
make us mushroom quiche for dinner 
& practice her French with boys she meets at the Saturday market.
{Hee hee!}



Let's switch back to today's E & me, shall we?
Speaking of switching, Erin & all of Canada & the USA 
changed to Daylight Savings time last weekend,
but in France, we don't spring forward until the end of the month.  

That's a little confusing.
So let's focus on our light switches, ok?
Any guesses which one is in Victoria 
& which one is here chez nous in Annecy?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Instasamedi {10}

My parents & my youngest sister, Liz, are still visiting.

I'm still taking daily Instagrams, even if I'm not blogging much!

La semaine derrière ?
It involved cheese, carnival, cookies (ok, macarons...) & flowers.

On y va!
Local cheese + my mom's dictionary on the kitchen table.
{samedi, Annecy, chez nous}
Last weekend was the Venetian Carnival here in Annecy {La Venise des Alpes}
{dimanche, Annecy, next to Pont Des Amours}
My mom, Dave, my dad, Liz = les touristes à Annecy!
{lundi, Annecy, sur le Paquier}
Macaron tree in one of Annecy's most famous chocolate shops.
Liz treated me to a blackcurrant-flavoured macaron.  Trop bon !!!
{mardi, Annecy-le-Vieux, Chocolatier Patrick Agnellet}
First daffodils of the year. Merci, Mom!
{mercredi, Annecy, chez nous}
Roses from mon mari for International Womens' Day.
{jeudi, Annecy, chez nous}
Retro building near Annecy's train station + blue sky = pretty!
{vendredi, Annecy, Rue de la Poste}

Hope you had a good week with some blue sky &/or blooms too!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Instasamedi {8 & 9}

OK, it's been really really REALLY quiet on Rue de France lately.
That's too bad... I know!

And my newest feature, Instasamedi?
The last post was already two weeks ago.
Two weeks is a long time... I know!!

But I have the best excuse ever for not blogging lately.
My family is here visiting.
That's fantastic... I know!!!

Speaking of knowing things, let me explain what you need to know...
I live in France
my brother lives in Australia
my parents, my sisters & my nephew all live in Canada.

It's been ages since we've all been together in the same place, 
yet here we are in zee Alps!
That's amazing... I know!!!!! 

As you can imagine, we are having a wonderful time.

Despite not blogging,
I have still been taking daily Instagrams, 
so here are the last two weeks' worth.

You've been waiting for a while... I know!  
So here you go!

Instasamedi {8}
My little sister Liz + maple taffy = best Saturday night in a loooooong time!!!
{samedi, Annecy, chez nous}
No swimming??! But it was so tempting, given the rain...
{dimanche, Annecy, Plage d'Albigny}
No more icy cobblestones, youpi!
{lundi, Annecy, vielle ville}
My brother Dave in my living room!!!
{He'd just gotten off a HUGE Melbourne to Geneva flight...
with his Quicksilver Annecy T-shirt & huge smile!}
{mardi, Annecy, chez nous}
My brother's travel mascot/dinosaur posing on our balcony!
{mercredi, Annecy, chez nous}
Dear Instagram, 
Thanks for making my nephew Ben look as if he grew up in the 1970s like me...
{jeudi, Annecy, chez nous}
Setting off for an hour-long lake tour with my siblings on the Lac d'Annecy !
{vendredi, Annecy, Quai Napoléon III}
OK, so we've caught up on the first week of my 
February Family Festivities!
Ready for the Instagrams from last week?

Instasamedi {9}
Siblings shadow shot.
{samedi, Annecy, au soleil}
‎(Non-shadow) siblings shot avec chocolat chaud.
{dimanche, Annecy, chocolat chaud central}
Could my husband's hometown in Le Beaujolais be any more scenic?
{lundi, Pommiers, view of the village & its vineyards}
Did this West Coast girl make her brother take her out
for {really yummy!} sushi here in the midst of zee French Alps? Mais oui!
{mardi, Annecy, restaurant Ô Sushi}
I love how there are 3 languages on the cinnamon etc in Swiss Starbucks.
Geek? Moi? Mais oui!
{mercredi, Geneva, Starbucks}
Thanks for putting up the blinds, Dad & Dave!
They sure help frame the view from our living room.
{jeudi, Annecy, chez nous}
I see you, Dad!
{vendredi, Chambéry, little street dans la vielle ville}
So voilà... there you go!
Now you're all caught up on the Instagrams & family fun
from the past two weeks.

Here's hoping you've enjoyed this {très belated} post,
even though I used a few too many exclamation points 
& "I know!!!"s...

Any photo capture your fancy?

Also, how about you?
Are your siblings scattered around like we are?
Have you had any family reunions lately?
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