Monthly Archives: July 2011

top 5…french edition

i love everything french. to celebrate bastille day, here is a top 5 of my favourite french things…

top 5 french women (ok, 9 because i love them all)
1.
coco chanel
2. juliette binoche
3. brigitte bardot
4. audrey tautou
5. vanessa paradis
6. clémence poésy
7. charlotte gainsbourg
8. lou doillon
9. marion cotillard

top 5 french bands/singers
1.
phoenix
2. air
3. daft punk
4. vanessa paradis
5. carla bruni

top 5 french food (alright 7, couldn’t narrow it down!)
1.
macarons
2. madeleines
3. crêpes
4. le roule fromage
5. pâte
6. tarte au citron
7. potatoes dauphinoise

top 5 french films (yep failing at sticking to 5’s)
1.
amelie
2. micmacs
3. coco before chanel
4. breathless
5. la vie en rose
6. heartbreaker (cheesy but good!)

these are just a few of the french things that i love.   j’espére que vous avez une merveilleuse journée! (hope that translates correctly)

xo

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remember me?

yet again, i must extend my apologies for being a crappy blogger.  i really dont have many excuses for my lack of contribution so i’m sorry ya’ll!  i have done a few exciting things over the last couple weeks but they were so long agoo now that i thought i would do one post to cover it all!

first up i finished college…i am now qualified to look after children! yippee! although i’m 99% sure that this is not the career i want!  straight after college was done we headed over to dublin to visit some good friends of ours.  the mister and i met in melbourne, australia and we were staying in a hostel there called oasis.  during our stay we met a great bunch of friends – michelle, sig, gab, matt, haude and michael.  currently michelle, gab, sig and matt all live in dublin so it was great to see them again after 3 years!!!  we had a great time and it was like no time had passed at all.  i wish we could hang out more often.  as these guys have jobs, the mister and i spent our time just walking around dublin (it was sunny!), eating good food and just generally taking in the city. 

…this is all of us

coming home from dublin was a bit of a downer as we knew it meant job hunting and no more holidays until the end of august.  we have found a few things to keep us entertained of the summer and the first was going to the edinburgh film festival to see a couple of premieres.  the first was a new ewan mcgregor movie called ‘perfect sense’.  the movie is essentially a love story set in scotland in a time where a mass virus is affecting everybody and the result of the virus is that people start to lose all their senses.  it’s kinda weird, funny in parts and a great idea for a story.  it’s worth a watch!  anyway, we got really close to ewan mcgregor and ewen bremner (spud from trainspotting also in the movie), about half a foot away so it was really nice to see them.  i do have photos but they are on the mister’s camera so maybe i’ll get around to them soon.

the following week we headed back to the edinburgh film festival to see ‘talihina sky’ which is a documentary about the kings of leon.  it’s a really great film and it was nice to see the humble beginnings that these guys had.  we attended what was the international premiere of the documentary as the band were there to do a q&a session after the movie that was to be shown in 127 movie theatres around the world.  pretty cool.  again, we were about a foot away from the guys and we had a good time.  the only problem was that 2 days before my husband had broken his ankle playing football so we had to get him a wheelchair in the theatre and a wheelchair spot so we couldn’t sit together.  it was still good though!

 …the kings of leon

that was 2 weeks ago.  i have spent that time pretty much running after my husband who is on crutches.  this week we are attending a harry potter movie marathon.  we are seeing all the movies over a week and then the final movie next friday on its release.  i’ll probably do a seperate post about that though.

hope ya’ll have a great weekend

xo