Archive for June, 2011
It was nice to dream about this little village and its striped lighthouse and finally making it. Now I want to make more! I hope you will like it too!
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Like I promised a month and a half ago (O_o), I will make a (mostly) photo recap of some of the things I did since the beginning of this year. I can’t believe we are already in June!
Brace yourselves, this is going to be my longest post ever!
Here we go:
In February, we went to visit an old and, unfortunately, no longer functioning chocolate factory at Noisiel. It was a lovely visit, the buildings were beautiful and it was fun to imagine how living and working there must have been. Not easy, I tell you.
(I also love their advertising poster )
Most of February and a week of March was spent making 300 little houses for a special order. It was hard, but really fun too.
The spring finally came (and it’s still here, the longest spring EVER!) and Tomi discovered these sheep and their lambs on one of his biking routes. Of course, I went to see them too because I love sheep. The lambs were smiley and playful, to bad there was a fence between us.
I took so many pictures of flowers and blooming trees this spring, it was so beautiful. But I have a soft spot for irises, too bad they are gone so fast!
We take a lot of pictures of dogs on the street. This one was called Boulette (Meatball), very cute!
Flamingos at Jardin des Plantes. What amazing colors!
Petting a peony (also at Jardin des Plantes). I was surprised to see them, as it was the first week of April. I didn’t know they were blooming so early.
People hanging out at Jardin des Plantes, enjoying the beautiful April weather (well, until a guard came and told everybody to get off the grass)
Paris landmarks in spring: The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacré-Cœur Basilica
We spent some nice evenings by the pond where we live. Everything turned golden and there were many birds to watch.
I loved these handsome ducks hanging out at the park.
We even played basketball one Saturday in May, in front of the Paris City Hall.
A huge apple tart that was tasted by the visitors of a Bread and Pastries Festival in front of Notre Dame de Paris, me included.
It looks like the Paris authorities want to remove them, but the love locks are still hanging on Pont des Arts. There are so many, all sorts of shapes, colors and sizes and some are even engraved with initials.
Monet’s huge Water Lilies paintings were really impressive!
I made some new houses too, but not too many. I really liked the three in the second picture. They went to live in Australia where, I am happy to say, they are liked too!
Riding to the farm among the wheat fields.
The almost friendly donkey at the farm.
Sun kissed strawberries
I hope I didn’t bore you too much with this giant post. I’ll be back with some new stuff I’ve been working on.
PS: I forgot to tell you that I’m now “likable” on Facebook. You are welcome to keep in touch there if you feel like it.