La grossesse et la gourmande: Rebonjour, forbidden food!

A couple of days ago, whilst enjoying possibly the most middle class sandwich ever made – hummous, morbier cheese and smoked trout, with a squeeze of lime juice on top (naturally) – the satisfying result of rummaging in the fridge for leftovers from a ‘picnic lunch’ held to introduce my daughter to her grandfather, I was reminded of the mental list my husband and I … Continue reading La grossesse et la gourmande: Rebonjour, forbidden food!

Sept more choses about me: Versatile blogger award

Many thanks indeed to a new blogging friend of mine, Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage, who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Her warm and cosy blog covers many of my favourite topics in life, including gardening, chickens and, of course, adventures (plus a great deal more – I particularly enjoyed her recent post on her feathery neighbours). It is well worth a visit! … Continue reading Sept more choses about me: Versatile blogger award

La Saint-Valentin

Originally posted on Chomeuse with a Chou:
Book of the day: Wuthering Heights Valentine’s Day is not a particularly celebrated occasion in my household. As much as I enjoy tales of enduring love, aided and abetted by theatrical grand gestures and heroic sentimentality, where the most sophisticated performances cause tissues to be conjured from thin air and unsuspecting women to be transformed temporarily into pandas,… Continue reading La Saint-Valentin

Chomeuse with a Chou…and now a Chou-fleur!

On Tuesday the 29th of January, at 3:21 pm, and at 39 weeks’ gestation, my little family welcomed its newest member, in the form of one small and beautiful Chou-fleur, who hurtled into the world so quickly that her sage femme had to make haste to catch her. My husband and I had waited a long time for her arrival, so naturally we were thrilled … Continue reading Chomeuse with a Chou…and now a Chou-fleur!

Under house arrest in Budapest: A tale of holiday woe

Stepping down, down, down into a subterranean labyrinth beneath the calm and pleasant streets of old town Buda, one bitterly cold morning in February, two years ago, my husband and I had just made the rather questionable decision to take our then one-year-old son on a quest to see the prison where Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, was detained for an indeterminate amount of time … Continue reading Under house arrest in Budapest: A tale of holiday woe

A quick word of caution – check your old posts!

Dear all, Having been made nearly prostrate with horror yesterday at the discovery that my all-time favourite post (and hours of work) had inexplicably been replaced with that of another (when, in a moment of writer’s block, I opened it to reread for possible inspiration), I advise you all to check over any of your previous posts that you would be disappointed to lose. I … Continue reading A quick word of caution – check your old posts!