23 décembre 2013


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07 octobre 2013

Monday's To Do List #20

Summer's gone, fall's here. It was rather cold this morning. Feel like sewing comfy clothes or crocheting snoods or cosy blankets. Last week was devoted to finishing the Lovely Rita Skinnies. Unfortunately it turned out too small for Miss G! Size 6 is too small for trousers whereas a size 6 in jacket is fine??? Nevermind, I plan to give LR Skinnies #1 to a friend's daughter! This week's agenda is rather on the light side:   Sewing another Lovely Rita Skinnies, size 8 this time   Cutting this, a blanket for babies. ... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2013

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, a quick review

Thanks to the (small) movie theater we have nearby, we can benefit from a wide range of movies without having to drive to town. Free parking lot, 2d or 3d movies and movies on the screen at the same time (or a week later) and a low ticket price. That explains why our cinema budget has increased in the past few months! Last movie we've seen: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters. We are great fans of Percy Jakson. We started reading the novels, then saw PJ 1 and waited anxiously for the second opus. I say "WE" because Mr J and I both... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2013

Magic in Disneyland Paris!

Last week-end in Disneyland was the best week-end in the world! It was such a magical experience (and an exhausting one, too!). Millions of pictures, an unforgettable experience (apart from the loss of Miss G's sunglasses...mea culpa...!). The film crew was adorable, we hope we were up to their expectations! We had no experience as actors, but that was great and the shooting brought us many surprises like having Walt Disney Studios for ourselves (yes...we were alone in the park!). Meeting Mickey AND Woody AND Jessie... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2013

Mickey, here we come

This week-end, we will benefit from the prize we won. An all-inclusive 3-day week-end at Disneyland Paris. No need to say we are over-excited. We also be part of the filming of a commercial (Mr J wasn't so keen on that at first, but the prospect of being in Disneyland largely attenuated his anxiety!). So, tomorrow, we will get up extremely early to get there and ENJOY Fantasyland, Frontierland and such!
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15 juillet 2013

Bastille day

  Mr J's picture of the firework show for French National Day, yesterday.
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26 juin 2013

Summer holidays

In less than 2 weeks, the schoolyear will be off. I'll have to find some summer activities, provided the weather warms up a bit! It will be more relaxed: less tension in the morning, some easy-to-prepare lunches etc. Miss G will go every morning to the swimming-pool for swimming lessons. Then, we will all go to DISNEYLAND Paris! I think that even before reaching Main Street, we all are excited by this. We keep looking at the maps, the children save every cent they can. We plan to leave home extremely early, but I think they won't... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2013

Guess where we're going???

Yesterday, I got a phone call, just before leaving for the kids' school. There, a very nice young lady working for Disney told me that I won the first prize in a contest (I remember well this contest: it was last week and I did it in extremis!). An all-inclusive 3-day package at Disneyland Paris!!! I nearly cried on the phone. For this contest, we had to write a very short text telling Disney Inc. why we would like to go to Disneyland Paris and who will accompany us. Thus, I wrote a short poem for Mr J's 10th birthday and we won!... [Lire la suite]
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