Tuesday, July 23, 2013

les nouvelles


++ We saw the largest snail ever. We're talking like, 'World's Largest Snail' at the County Fair kind of sized. He came out during a rainstorm and I swear he was about half the size of my knuckle and big enough to be a pet. I would have adopted the little guy but 1. Fifty would have been jealous and 2. I'd be scared The Husband would eat it.

++ Not only did we not celebrate the 4th of July, we didn't celebrate the 14th either (Bastille Day). Clearly we are the least patriotic people ever (note to self... become patriotic). However, we did get a glance of fireworks the night before Bastille Day from The London's living room window. Too bad we didn't get ourselves together early enough to get down to the port and watch them #patrioticfail

++ In another epic fail of suckiness, that same Saturday night we decided to go to Magic World, an amusement park all of ten minutes from The London's house... we made it as far as the bar five minutes down the road. We had two beers and went home to bed. Could we be anymore lame? No.

++ I'm not trying to wish away my summer (not at all... my legs aren't tan enough yet) but part of me cannot wait for September because September is when Sons of Anarchy comes back on (I miss you Jax Teller).

{I told you it was big}
++ Last Friday, my internet at my house went out a little after 9:30AM for ten hours! TEN HOURS! And as if that wasn't lousy enough, my hairdryer exploded (not cut out, EXPLODED with sparks). It was a sucky day. But then we went to Martine's for Mojitos so it had a fairytale ending. Mojitos and good company can pretty much cure anything.

++ Since I'm talking about Martine, I'm going to talk about this... are any of y'all (my Texas just came out there) photography fans? If you are, you should check out Martine's husband, George's photography blog, The Wideangle Cafe. And if you happen to be in Provence in August, you should go to George's photography exhibit (for dates and info follow George on twitter). Tell him Sara Louise sent you and you'll get a free glass of wine! (you'll get a free glass of wine anyway)

++ Now back to the internet being out and the exploding hairdryer... as if that wasn't enough dreadfulness for a weekend, on Sunday evening, water stopped flowing out of the taps. Seriously, not a single drop. We checked with our neighbor who confirmed that she too was without water. She went off to investigate while I kept my fingers crossed that the whole village was water-less and not just us (I wasn't being mean, it's just that the more people without water would mean the faster they got the problem fixed). It turned out that some dimwit was digging in his garden with a digger, and not knowing what he was doing, dug into the water pipe. WHAT. A. MORON. Luckily for everyone (especially digger guy because otherwise me and him were going to have words and by words I'm talking about all of the naughty English ones), the water was back on when we woke up Monday. Crisis averted.

++ Remember the green purse I got in les soldes? Well when I bought it, I decided to use it right away. I popped the smaller purse I was carrying inside of it and went on my way happily swinging around my new green handbag. Mrs. London bet that Gregory wouldn't even notice the change and she was right, he didn't.  So the lesson learned is that I can pretty much shop until my heart's content and The Husband will be none the wiser because he doesn't pay attention. Good to know.

++ I had the saddest, most tragic thing happen to me... last Wednesday, RC Toulon (rugby) was playing a fun match against Olympic Marseille (soccer/ football). It was a first half football, second half rugby, all looney match. Mr. London was playing and I had wanted to go, but it was a Wednesday, we had just been down to Toulon the weekend before, and blah, blah, blah, so I decided to stay put. Big mistake. Huge. It turns out that my big ol' crush Marc Lièvremont (who you may remember from my trip to Paris) was the referee for the rugby half of the match (Eric Cantona referreed the football part but honesty, I don't really care about that).
MARC LIEVREMONT WAS THERE AND I MISSED IT!!! AARRGGHH!!! 


++ My hair is growing out from that horrible haircut. I'd love to be able to say 'growing out nicely' but I'd be lying. Every time I look in the mirror I remind myself never to chop it above the shoulders again. And if any of you ever get even the tiniest inkling that I'm thinking about it, please remind me not to... it's your duty as my blog friends.

17 comments:

  1. That's a lot of news! Sorry about the Marc Lievremont near miss...he is a cutie :-)

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  2. Sh*ite every time you give me a mention I have a post up about something revolting! Last time it was Aero's sarcoids, this time it's about Mouches plats... To all the lovely people who read Sara's blog, if you click through to my blog go to the second last post, there's a DELIGHTFUL post all about lavender and cute horses... not an icky fly in sight!!
    (And thanks for the mention(s) Sara, thanks from George too xx)

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  3. I love the snail! I kept one for a pet just after moving to Belgium... that was before I realized that they are literally everywhere and they will eat all my beautiful flowers. I still like them but just wish they would stop eating other things I like. :)

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  4. holy crap, that really is a huge snail!!

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  5. Awesome snail!! You poor thing - sounds like a series of unfortunate events!!

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  6. Hey, thanks for the update on happenings around the LPV. Based upon our 14th of July's in Sablet, there has not been a lot of celebrating to miss. Much bigger celebration for the Fete des Belges. Have a great day.

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  7. Mojitos = the reason I have a garden... so I can grown mint... so I can have mojitos in the evenings... unless I forget to buy lime at the store ('cause this ain't Texas and limes don't grow on trees otherwise I'd have one of those in the garden too) and then I have a regular ol' rum and mint...

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  8. I do believe he's an Apple snail. I became an expert on them when we lived in Denmark. As soon as it started raining, hundreds of them would appear! :D Commiserations on missing Marc Lievremont. I can understand your disappointment at that! (:

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  9. Beurk! I don't like slimy big snails that much. My sister sent me a photo of the garden snails, there was many so she cooked those! Livremont is looking good, but from the french ball games I prefer Bixente Lizarazu.

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  10. Remind me next time to add soda to the Mojito...Saturday was not pretty :-). Thanks for the mention, really appreciate that.

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  11. At least without water you couldn't wash your hair and so no need for a hairdryer, Every cloud/silver linings...And thanks for the introduction to Wideangle cafe.

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  12. The snail looks like it'd go nice with some salt #innertenyearold

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  13. You crack me up. I recently got a short asymmetrical haircut, and fortunately I love it. The husband wasn't sure about it at first, but then he decided he liked it. However, I didn't like the long bangs in front so I went back to get a pixie cut. I didn't tell Hub... and he didn't notice for two whole days. lol

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  14. I probably laughed out loud at just about all of your post! haha! Love the y'all- Go Texas! Same here on the haircut- I once did a pixie cut- never again!!

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  15. That really is a huge snail! Wow.
    I can't even tell you how much I hate my hair right now. I need to do something.
    I love your green purse so much. I guess husbands just don't have an eye for things like that. :)

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  16. AHHHH I HATE SNAILS. HATE THEM. EW EW EW EW EW

    I should try that purse thing... I wonder if Mike would notice? Hmmmm

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  17. That snail looks like it might eat you, never mind the other way round! Obviously you shouldn't announce that you're looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend on the blog, you angered the blog gods somewhere and they got revenge ;o)

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