vendredi 22 juillet 2011

Home Alone

For the first time in over a decade, we are home alone. Unbelievable, no?
Oliver is visiting the west coast of the US (Los Angeles, San Fransicso, Yosemite National cetera
Charlotte is having a whale of a time in Corsica, and next week Sardinia. She on holiday with at least 15 boys and only 3 girls, what a group.
Gabrielle is down in the south of France, staying in Cassis and only a 20 minute drive away from our old home in Sanary
And finally Alexis and Marie-Kate are with their grand-parents in Brittany.
While we've been at home alone. We did plan on a hiking holiday, but the weather has been capricious, so we took a raincheck on that one, and instead haven't done much at all, which has been wonderful.
We have managed to eat out once, despite the pouring rain in Paris at a good bistro called Le Vin de Soif.
And visit the Rodin Museum which wad just fantastic.
We bought few books, including this one

and have been cooking and eating recipes from it
This split pea and ham soup was just so good

and some cheese souffles, yummy

and an onion tart before going into the oven. Unfortunately, it got a little burnt, but was still good

And yesterday, we went to Ikea and bought a couple of things, including these spice pots and metal board. No more bending down now.

Yesterday I started painting oliver's room (he didn't like the colour I chose...before I discovered F &B, and I agree with him) So I am doing the room in Charlotte's Locks and white tie, but have been stalled as I have run out of the latter. So I'll carry on with that next week sometime, because we have far more interesting things to do this weekend.

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