Tuesday, July 16, 2013

behind the photos II


This is the second installment in my series, behind the photos. These photos were all taken within the first three months of my new life as a Le Petit Villager. As with the first installment, some of these photos may be new to you, some may not.


These two photos always make me smile. They were snapped a couple of weeks after I moved to Le Petit Village by my Aussie friend Gina who was visiting. Even though they were taken over three years ago, they are still a perfect snapshot of us... Gregory doing something silly to try and entertain me, me being bored with it all until I break down laughing because he's just too ridiculous.


The Croupier, her fiance, Honey Jr and me about a week after I moved to Le Petit Village. They were so welcoming and accepting. It was nice to be immediately adopted into a 'family' as soon as I moved over, especially since I had like zero French at the time. On another note... can we talk about how ridiculous Honey Jr looks in this photo... I'm not sure what that face he's pulling is all about but he's still adorable #cutiepatootie.


This is a goat. We found him (I'm guessing it's a him) with that dog behind him, walking down the road together. A goat and a dog, just out for an evening walk. Nothing weird about that at all. It was upon seeing that odd couple out for a stroll that I realized my new home was a bit unusual.


Look at this mostrocity. This romper room disaster of a staircase was in the living room of my first home in The LPV. What would possess someone to do this?! Was it Crack Smoking Day in The LPV?! All you can drink pastis in Le Petit Bar?! Who knows, I painted over all of that right quick. (Incidently, this apartment that we rented is actually owned by Child Bride's Aunt and Uncle. I just felt like throwing that out there.)


A shot of the living room after I painted the walls and staircase. The table was moved in there and set because I was having Papa's Wife and her mother over for Sunday lunch. Our kitchen was a bit too tight for four to dine comfortably so into the living room we went. It was my first time cooking for French women (no pressure) and surprisingly, it didn't go to badly (my secret weapon... making sure their wine glasses are never empty). 


The magic mushroom that turned against me and became the stuff that nightmares are made of. If you haven't read 'The Mushroom Incident', now would be a good time. (I just realized that saying 'magic mushroom' and 'nightmares' in the same sentence makes this sound like something completely different to what it actually was.) 


I took this photo the day after we brought Fifty home (and more importantly, after he was bathed... the dog shelter we got him from was more than a little filthy). It's my favorite puppy picture of him, he looks so small, and you can see that little puppy belly. I miss that little puppy belly. 


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27 comments:

  1. A great series of photos. It is nice to learn more about our virtual friends and see photos of them in the process. Thanks for sharing. Diane

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  2. Aww, fifty was such a cute puppy! So lovely to look back through old photographs with you, thank you for sharing! x

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

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  3. These are adorable. The first two are romantic, and definitely my favorite.

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  4. Alright, I'm calling you out on this. You painted the walls purple?

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    1. I painted one wall purple, the other three were pale grey-ish purple. It looked awesome.

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  5. I love all these pictures! And the purple walls. The first two pictures are too cute!

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  6. Love Fifty, love your photos, love you! That puppy belly.....sigh.

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  7. haha, i love the first 2 photos too. it's kind of sweet but also make me want to giggle

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  8. Aww, Fifty is so adorable!
    And the first two pictures of you and your husband are awesome. You can see that you are deeply in love!
    A dog and a goat. That is awesome. Love it!

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  9. BABY FIFTY!!!!! The cutest.

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  10. Fifty as a baby!! SO CUTE, I just want to eat him!

    You and your husband together in the first two photos are pretty stinkin' adorable, too.

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  11. It's so fun going through those photos of the first days, isn't it? I've been doing the same thing and it's fun seeing yours. However, in mine it seems I've been over-enjoying the wine and cheese in these parts! You have obviously not succumbed. xo

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  12. Great photos.... some very questionable home decor there alright.
    And OMG Fifty was sooooo cute!

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  13. Fifty is adorable! I'll always remember when we brought Ollie home from the Shelter... smelly, matted and covered in ticks. I'm so glad he's happy and spoiled now. :)

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  14. I love the pictures and love seeing behind the scenes so to speak. It is quite clear that Gregory is quite smitten with you. Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. The puppy:) So freaking cute! And I love the top 2 pics, very cute

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  16. Awww Puppy Fifty is so cute! That's the only bad part about rescuing Tango when he was 1 (or two...) - never got to see him as a puppy. : )

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  17. Aww Fifty you are so adorable!! These pictures are great, I love watching old photos back in the days I wasn't yet living in France or just moved here :)

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  18. I love every pictures!
    Yes the romper was really horrible! Fifty is ALWAYS adorable!
    You talk exactly like my friend from Chicago, she always use "cutiepatootie" is really a funny world. I remember some of these pictures, the first and the second, for sure, then Fifty and I suppose no other... Oh yes, the mushroom incident, of course!!!
    Bisou, Babi

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  19. This is fantastic - that picture of you and Gregory could not be more perfect. I adore you two.
    What I do not adore is how heinous that romper room was. Why, just why? When I was house hunting, I was baffled at the lack of taste that so many people have (which I'm sure someone might say about me someday though, so it's all relative). But that? Universally gross.

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  20. Wait, the goat was on a walk by himself?!

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  21. I'm loving these photo flashback posts! I have never seen a baby photo of Fifty! He is so wee!!!

    And good move on painting that staircase. The way it was before looked like it took some effort and it just makes you go "why???"

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  22. That mushroom story gets me every time! Gross. You do have a fairytale beginning in LPV!

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  23. I love revisiting the early days. The dog had a puppy fat, you had curly hair and happiness shines out of every photo.

    xo J.

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  24. Ahhh babyyy Fifty!! I kinda love this series and may have to copy just because I love scrolling through old photos and thinking about all the memories they bring up.

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  25. Well really, that staircase would have fit perfectly in, err, your average cheap local bar ;o)

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