Monday, April 29, 2013

weekend


Did you know that the French word for weekend is week-end? Yep... week-end. I guess throwing that dash in there makes it a bit more French like. Who knows. Either way, I had a très bon week-end. It started off the way all weekends should start... deliciously.

(Whenever I think about the word weekend, I think of the Dowager Countess asking, "Wha- what is a weekend?" It cracks me up every time! Downton Abbey fans, you know what I'm talking about.) 

Friday night, my friend Martine (if you like Irish ladies, horses and food, then you'll love Martine and her blog) invited The Husband and I to the grand opening of an artisan ice cream shop a couple of villages over. And since saying no to free ice cream goes against the basic principles of humanity, we went.


It was packed... but I mean, c'mon... free ice cream, of course it was. Plus they had a band playing outside. I'm not sure if the music was Irish, Scottish, or Bretagne, or what it had to do with ice cream, but it was festive.

On Saturday The Husband and I hunkered down for the day and prepared ourselves for the second chapter in our Road To Dublin... the ASM Clermont vs. Munster match. It was stressful. The Husband watched while sitting in a ball on the floor (very similar to the fetal position) while I paced like a mad woman. Clermont won, we breathed a huge sigh of relief and went to sleep an hour later. Sure it was only 9PM on a Saturday night, but that shiz was exhausting.

One down and only one to go, on Sunday we went to Gatz's house for lunch and to watch Toulon play the Saracens.

{best seats in the house}

Honey's Honey came too sans Honey Jr... it's the beginning of bee season and Honey Jr is as busy as a... wait for it... BEE! (I'm cracking myself up over here). Fifty came too. And while the roast beef Gatz cooked held his attention, the match definitely did not.

He couldn't have been any less interested. After he got bored from being a nosy neighbor, he went to sleep and nothing could wake him, not even our cheering after Toulon won. That's right, they won. So it's ASM Clermont vs. RCT Toulon for the champions of Europe crown in Dublin in three weeks time. Brace yourselves Dublin... it's gonna be one crazy, French weekend. Or should I say, week-end.

Bisou!


32 comments:

  1. Lovely and chic RCT outfit Sara!!! You're all so lucky to go Dublin!!

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  2. Look at you, hottie in your heels! ;)

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  3. Yum! That reminds me, it's almost spaghetti ice season in Germany. Why so many Italians come to Germany to make Italian spaghetti ice is beyond me. Maybe because there really is no such thing as "German Ice Cream." The Italians saw a market opening, and they took it!

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  4. Scaramouche, scaramouche, did you do the fandango?

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  5. I always wondered why the call it week-end. It looks weird!
    Free ice cream sounds fantastic! I would not say no either!

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  6. What an awesome way to start a weekend! Is the ice cream home made? Hopefully they sustain their business well in town :).

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    1. It's all made at a small factory down the road, so it's 'home factory made' :)

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  7. Ha! I would have reacted just like your dog!! I only like the scores and not the game so much.

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  8. Loving the red jeans. Work it!!!

    What flavor ice cream did you get? Hmmmm ice cream that sounds really good right about now...

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    1. That cone was caramel beurre salé, but I tried the Pastis sherbet and the 1001 Nuits (a delicious Moroccan flavor). It was SO GOOD!

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  9. Great way to start the weekend. Who is The Husband going to cheer for, his beloved ASM Clermont and against his friend Mr. London and Toulon or vice versa? He will need therapy after the game he will be so conflicted. Have fun in Dublin.

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  10. Red jeans and sassy black heels - dig!

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  11. Im dying to know what ice cream flavor that is!! Looks delicious.

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    1. caramel beurre salé... and it was delicious! :)

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  12. Mmm that ice cream looks delicious! And free- even better!

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  13. oOOH, that ice cream shop is not very far from where I work. I will definitely be going!

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  14. Phew, glad Mr London and team could pull it off for you! Loving the dinky ice cream

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  15. So what flavour(s) did you have?

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  16. Sounds like a trip to Dublin may soon be in the offing! I was just drooling over the past few posts I'd missed - loved all the foodie shots from le birthday party and such a cute foto of you too watching the match!

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  17. Mmmm.... This post made me really crave artisan made ice cream. :)

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  18. That is an adorable little ice cream! :)

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  19. Free ice cream?!? Yes please. Now if only the weather would cooperate and get nice and warm so that it was more practical ice-cream weather...who am I kidding? It is ALWAYS ice-cream weather.

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  20. look at that little cone! now let me see if I remember... boules? tu as mangé un boule de glace ce week-end?

    DON'T TELL ME IF THAT WAS WRONG. I'd like to pretend I still got it, please.

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  21. Sounds like a pretty great week-end!

    One thing...I'm all for free ice cream, but why are the cones SO SMALL?! I hope you got like 15 of those.

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    1. They were teeny tiny because they were free and they wanted us to sample as many flavors as possible. I tried three, Gregory about five and Honey Jr tried about eight!

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  22. Love your red pants and the dog looking out the window made me laugh! xo

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  23. Aww man, I want to eat at Scaramouche! It looks so delicious. Now I am even more hungry for dinner (working late at my desk).

    XOX

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  24. Ummm let's talk about how great that outfit is! I LOVE those pants, and paired with that sweater... ahh! love.

    And any weekend that starts with ice cream (esp FREE ice cream) is the best!

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  25. I'm pretty sure Scaramouche is owned by Elizabeth Bard, the author of Lunch in Paris. I follow her page on Facebook, and I've been seeing lots of updates about the place recently. how exciting that you've been there!

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