CheekyLemur is the blog of Julia Quinn. Julia moved to Northern France in January 2010 to live the country idyll lifestyle. She is married with two lively little girls and is a full time shed worker, housewife and doer of homework.
The shed-working bit refers to her jewellry making, which she does in a shed built by her husband, whose blog, Mr Lemur’s French Folly was recently reviewed here at A Taste of Garlic.
Avoiding all references to sheds…..
Now, I think I talked enough about all that shed building stuff when I reviewed Mr Lemur’s French Folly a few weeks ago and so I am studiously going to avoid that subject now (interesting as it may be to the sort of people who are interested in that sort of thing!)
Now, even though CheekyLemur’s blog does start in March of 2009, I’m going to painstakingly ignore all posts from before January 2010 when the real adventure starts.. with the move to France.
All, apart that is, from the post named Getting Laid!
That post caught my eye straight away.
Now I don’t want to go into too many details (there might be children reading), but I will show some extracts taken from random….
“My knees really are black and blue,”
“Carpet is a very unforgiving substance.”
“that wasn’t what hurt. The real pain came from the friction of the knee that remained on the floor.”
“instead I hauled my aching body onto the computer”
“I toiled for hours, stretching and banging, stopping when the sweatiness demanded”
Now, it’s not for me to suggest that CheekyLemur might want to keep some parts of her private life private but…..
Well, all I can say is that when I read all that, Mrs A Taste of Garlic had to revive me with a bucket of cold water; before she scolded me, that is!
So, concentrating on the non-smutty stuff….
You will be happy to hear that there’s plenty on this blog that is so family friendly you could read it to your kids as a bedtime story.
Hang on, I’ll see what I can find….
I won’t be long, talk amongst yourselves….
Sorry for the delay. Aahh, found something….
Mind you, on The First Day at the New School, Julia does seem to talk rather a lot about her rock hard washing (although Julia mentions the word hard, it is used in a totally in a totally non smutty manner and thus this post is child friendly.)
Anyway, I just love that dirty washing talk!
Any foody bits about?
Well, there is a delicious looking lizard Three Months In… and, although I’ve yet to eat lizard, I did devour that post in the hope of finding a recipe!
Unfortunately, the recipe describes how to make Dandelion Jelly, which isn’t really the same thing!
And, although there is no recipe, we don’t really need one for roast lamb, do we?
And, as Spring is just around the corner, Julia presents us with a good 35kg of lovely lamb just dying to get amongst the parsnips and rosemary, if you know what I mean?
What about the weather?
There is a sort of unwritten rule that anyone moving to France from Britain needs to waffle on quite a lot about the weather on their blog.
Julia doesn’t let us down in this respect. There’s a charming posts that starts…. This morning when we got up, it was lovely to see the brand new snowfall… nothing else for it then, better get the sledges out!
Mind you, I’d be even more excited to say Aha, Aho, Tracks in the Snow… (although I do have to admit that I’d never be caught dead saying anything like that!) because those tracks were bunny rabbit tracks and, as we all know….. little fluffy bunny belongs in my tummy!
So, summing up…..
This was a hard blog to review. It started off strangely with that post all about Julia’s lustifications and I must admit to tiptoeing through the rest of the blog in case I stumbled upon any other indecent delicacies!
It didn’t help that Mrs A Taste of Garlic was on standby with a bucket of ice cold water and a bar of carbolic soap just in case I did discover any more naughty but nices!
However, I can still recommend that you visit CheekyLemur – there’s a lot about jewelry on this blog; and a fair bit about sheds too.
And me? Well, I’m going to sample some of that Country Life. It appears that the chilli pods have formed ‘couples’…one straight pod and one bent one, just like ballroom dancers, how sweet is that?
Kinky is the word I think you’re looking for, my dear, Kinky is the right word!
All the best