Friday 17 June 2011


It's the last day of school...

No words, just tears... I guess...
...there will always be sweet memories!

Wishing you a sweet weekend!

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Tour de Montmartre

The last tour of the (school) year... Montmartre... on a cloudy morning...
The Sacre Coeur still is impressive
Unfortunately we couldn't visit the Sacre Coeur inside
as it still is a place for worship and not for noisy tourists...
But very close to the Sacre Coeur is the 'Eglise St. Pierre', a sweet little church:

From Montmartre you have a beautiful view over the city, but as I said already: bit grey this morning...
Still you could see many famous buildings like the Centre Georges Pompidou:

  Walking around Montmartre you can find nice buildings:
 No way that this can be missed:

 Cozy square:

 And look at these gorgeous houses, full of green:
Flowers everywhere in Montmartre too:

 Cute indications of street names:

 Dalida was there too:

 Nice coloured door:

 Hope you liked the tour & I wish you a nice, sunny & warm week!

Wednesday 8 June 2011

This & that & colours!

I've been pretty busy lately...
It's almost the end of the school year so a lot of 'last times'.
I hosted our book club yesterday and today I organised a lunch with a Brazilian touch.
Good times with good friends... again :)

The main dish was 'moqueca de camarão' a typical Brazilian dish with shrimps.
Therefor I chose to use my fishy tablecloth!
And furthermore, the plants need attention. The Ipomea that I sowed some time ago is starting to bloom.
I love the fresh purple colour! And I'm also proud of my Oleander, it's in full bloom now and the colours are dark pink.
And today I received this bouquet of roses, they almost look like ranunculus, don't you think?
By the way... they smell heavenly! 
And in case you wonder if my garden is only in pink and purple? Let me show you some pictures of the front of our house:
I'm still looking for some flashy red plants to combine with all the pink and purple I have in the back yard. Any suggestions??
 Tomorrow there's another 'last time': my museum tour group.
I've shown you some tours we did herehere and here.
And tomorrow we'll be visiting Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur. Last
time I visited the Sacre Coeur was like... ehh... 20 years ago... :))
So you can imagine that I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's tour!

Hope you're all having a fun week too!!

Saturday 4 June 2011

Back to Giverny...

Last year I was there in October, and loved what I saw (Monet in Giverny)! If the gardens are that beautiful in fall, I could only imagine what they would look like in spring :)
So yesterday we went back to 'Les jardins de Monet' in Giverny!
Bright sunny it was so the pictures don't do it that justice, but beautiful it was, again!

Avoiding the queue...

If you're planning to go there this summer, please take this advice: order your entry tickets via Internet,
I did it, by coincidence, because I looked at their website for the exact address and saw
 that I could buy my tickets online, so I did... Luckily.
When we arrived there, the line was at least 250 people and
when we left, the queue was even longer (there's only one counter to pay)...
By buying tickets in advance, you can go via the group entrance which saves you,
on a busy day, several hours!
And now, be prepared for (too?) many pictures...
Well, what can I say? I like gardens, colours, flowers!!

Today no gardens on the program... we'll be heading to Roland Garros (again) to watch the ladies final :))
Looking very much foward to that!!
Will Francesca Schiavone win the title again or will Na Li become the first Chinese champion of a Grand Slam?
Who are you cheering for?

Have a wonderful day & a beautiful weekend!!


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