Monday, 24 February 2014

Little sew and sew

This weekend I did a spot of sewing.

Now, at this point you might be getting worried.  Fearful that someone has hacked into my Google account and usurped my blog, someone who, unlike myself, is capable and domesticated.  But no, I, Rebecca Pilbeam, actually picked up a needle and thread and did some sewing.  I sewed a mini toga.  In fact several mini togas (costumes for the school's Carnaval Occitan).  It took me all Sunday morning to sew what anyone with even an ounce of skill could have done in 10 minutes but I was exceeding proud of myself.

That said, I doubt I shall be making a habit of it.

Photo by Owen

And having sewed we went out in the sunshine.  It was 19 degrees and glorious.  In February.  It's not all bad living in the south of France.  (Ask me again in July how I feel about living in the south of France...)

Friday, 14 February 2014

Sweet offerings

Tonight we are off to Helke and Stephane's.  Just us.  Them.  Five kids.  And a big old pile of cheese and meat to cook on the raclette.  Yup, nothing says romance like the screams of overexcited minibeasts and indigestion.  I decided to make some Valentine's chocolates to take along.  Matilda helped.  They were really fun and dead easy.  We were pretty chuffed with ourselves.

And sweet offerings of a slightly different, stickier, but no less heartfelt kind.  On our way home from school we stop off at Vero's boulangerie to get our baguette and Vero gives the mini beasts each a sweet.  Matilda always gives me a nibble, and then insists on saving a nibble for her papa.  Below a selection of assorted nibbles we recently discovered Matilda had been saving up in the nut bowl.

In other news, yesterday Matilda decided to wear two skirts.

And lovely Uncle Ben has been here all week being lovely.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Getting jiggy with it

It's all about the hands.

p.s.  As you can see, as far as Owen is concerned it's still all about the dress...