Firstly, a big thank you to Blandina at La Griccia who put me up for a Stylish Blogger Award. It must be true, because Blandina knows style - check out this gorgeous cardigan she knitted, all ready for spring. Or these fantastic curtains (I adore the last photo). She even got to attend a jacquard weaving workshop and weave her own fabric. Très chic. Thank you Blandina!
During the week I turned a year older. Can't believe I'm now thirty *mumblemumble*
Sadly the mister had to leave for Paris very early that morning so he missed the day. But he made up for it by bringing home these gorgeous flowers the night before.
The morning of the day itself, the kids didn't wake up until quarter to eight. Not bad, eh?
The kids had their individual French lessons with a tutor and each whipped up some crafty goodness while the other was away.
I scored a car park right in front of my favourite bakery, and the bread was just out of the oven. It was so hot I had to carry it to the car by the corners of the bag. I love it when that happens.
The two big kids and I baked a cake together. The 6 year old cracked his first egg.
The cake ended up pretty good given I turned it out too early and the bloody thing broke in half.
It was a gorgeous pre-spring day in Provence, so the kids frolicked outside in the afternoon while I sat in the sun and worked on this:
And I even got the chance to finish off the last blocks for this one:
That night we all ate left overs (no cooking, yay) and then cake with strawberries and the best vanilla ice cream in the world.
I love this stuff, I wish they sold it in Australia.
I may have had a second piece of cake once the kids went to bed. You don't turn thirty *cough* every day, you know.
I'll be sure to show you my birthday fabric purchases once they show up in the mail (be kind France Post).
Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a top week!
THIRTY SEVEN, dammit! Unbelievable.