Monday, 28 September 2009

Tea party for one...

The perfect Sunday afternoon tea - homemade scones with blackberry jam and clotted cream direct from the UK!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Ah aussies, bless 'em!

Only in Australia would a man choose his dog over his partner and children! Read all about this guy who busted his "death row" dog out of the pound and headed for the hills leaving his family behind...

Thursday, 10 September 2009

New beginnings

Well, the start to school has gone quite smoothly. The tooth fairy made her first appearance the night of the rentrée bringing Lily a small jeweled ladybird box in which to put her teeth for collection from now on. Lily is very happy to finally be in CP and have homework. Jasper is settling in well to the maternelle, even though he doesn't much like to go in the mornings. David comes along with us for the drop-off and manages to distract him well. No one is getting quite enough sleep and I've had my first cold in about a year so things are a little disorganized. I did manage to go to the open day at a language school I am going to try this year. They have 90 minute french classes once a week which should fit in well with our daily life. Now if I could just get well and put my three free hours in the morning to good use...

A present from the tooth fairy

At home just before leaving for the first day (note Jasper's bravado was just about to fail)

En route to school

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Ready for the rentrée, again...

Well, we're as ready as we'll ever be! Jasper seems mostly keen about the idea of joining the petites, but we'll probably have a few tears at the start, I think. He is in a mixed class with some kids from moyenne, which I think will be good for him. His teacher is new this year.

As for Lily, she is very excited to be starting CP. Although its been a little overshadowed today by the fact that her first tooth fell out. If you click on the photo, you may just be able to see the gap!