Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Spotty cake?

 When I was a little girl my mum used to make marble cake for us. We loved it , the way the colours mixed into the other.
 Yesterday I thought I'd do the same hence the spotty cake. My kids thought it was funny, a dalmation cake!
 On a grander note, look at these lovely Limoges cups I found for a steal. So cute and so small. My husband thinks they are for children to play with........ Oh, no way, they are for small doses of caffeine my dear!


Monday, 30 May 2011



Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Pivoine is french for Peonie

I love my Pivoine bushes in my garden and I love the Pivoine on my kitchen helper's jacket today!

 She hates it and I nearly always have to bribe her to wear it!
 Actioning  a fine mix of flowery garments and frilly shirts is really not her style; malheureusement.
 Meanwhile  the bathroom is mellowing just lovely with the fine fragrance of real Pivoine blooms!
 And I would say that this little bathroom is loving them. I do.

 Have a lovely pivoiny day. xx Iris.


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Rambling roses

 I love my rambling roses at this time of the year. Actually when I planted this one I expected white roses!
The olive tree suffered quite a lot from the cold winter we had. Poor thing. Looking quite skeletique.
They do go nicely with my pink chairs though.


Thursday, 19 May 2011


 Yesterday we headed out to Paris. Only a two hour trip for us, this time to put our passports up to date with the new biometric standards. Two embassies later on the way home we "dropped" into Chantilly.
 A lovely domaine which once housed the kings horses. The girls who are absolute horse lovers were wrapped. Only thing to visit the stables one has to fork out 13 euros; just to see some horses.
 We told the girls this was definately not worth the money to which they responded " But they are Royal horses!"
 On another note, when I first came to France I discovered that whipped cream was called Chantilly and so I assumed that it was first discovered in Chantilly and possibly dans le château!! I wouldn't mind some with my stawberries!
And finally a royal courtsey from principessa Eve Edelweiss herself :)


Sunday, 8 May 2011


It's mothers' day in Australia but I live in France, it's not mothers day here!
But I'll take both days to celebrate being a mum. It's what I like doing the most! There's no job in the world that can compare!  


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Style files n° 1

 Looking "hip" in a grey and white pin-striped tunic over striped leggings from Okaidi. Grey cardi and suede booties. Making it fun with hot pink scarf timmed with tiny pompoms also from Okaidi.
She don't look like she's havin' fun!!


Monday, 2 May 2011

The chairs

Crocodile green,Gouave pink,Aubergine purple, Tangerine orange, Lemon acide yellow, Vespa blue,Rasberry red!