Monthly Archives: September 2012

In the dark

I just sat down to start typing and my lamp has gone out. My overhead lightbulb has been out for 2 weeks or so. I have the light from the hall, an amber scented candle, and laptop glare. I should have fixed the overhead light earlier. Oops.

this is a gratuitous tourist shot.

This week has been excellent. Children are all at school full time, so a routine is sorting itself out. I’ve been making a lot of mixtapes, and eating some great food. I got locked out in the rain, without a coat, and managed to make the afternoon into something other than a soggy disaster. I finished watching Angel, and cried a huge amount. I accidentally baked cupcakes under the grill instead of with the oven on, and so they had crispy tops. I realised after about 4 minutes, so they were edible, but they didn’t taste like cupcakes.

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I didn’t write anything

This time.

But I saw this video, and thought it was lovely.

Tiny hipster children are my favourite.

How to visit a French bakery

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Looking the wrong way…

I’ve been in Paris for almost 3 weeks, and I think I’m almost settled.  Aside from one little problem…

I’m still looking right before I cross the road.  Not that big a deal, if I’m waiting patiently for the green man to tell me I’m allowed to cross, but even then, hearing a noise from my right sends me scurrying back to the safety of the pavement.

this picture has nothing to do with the words.

I haven’t even attempted a bike ride yet, as signalling with my left hand is something I rarely do in the UK, and I fear I might fall off. Also, the idea of roundabouts scare me, let alone going around roundabouts the wrong way.

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