Every Tuesday I intend to do a quick review of some of the posts from the last week that have made me smile, made me chuckle or, even…. just made me think.
Some of these you may have seen yourselves.
And some of them you may have missed.
I don’t think of these in any competitive sense at all.
This isn’t a top-ten listing.
They’re merely the posts that have stuck in my head.
It wasn’t, I do have to admit, the walnuts that got me excited though….
It was more to do with this lovely photo…
Of little bits of dead pig!
Oh, I’m such a simple man to please…
Give me a bit of offal to chew on and I’ll be happy all day!
2). Matthew was trying his hand at Guest Blogging over at The Cabes in France.
It was sort of understandable as Kim, his wife, was kind of busy at the time because, as Matthew explains… The New Cabe has Arrived in France!
So, on behalf of all the visitors to A Taste of Garlic, I’d like to wish a warm welcome to France to The New Cabe (who I believe is going to be called Jacob) – don’t let your mummy use your arrival as an excuse to stop ranting!
And that’s probably why I was so excited!
I’m a man of very simple tastes….
Give me a good potty post and I can sit humming to myself for ages.
After a quick read I realised that the post wasn’t about me after all but largely about Oil Mill Soup which, I have to say, sounds absolutely delicious!
And I also had a little giggle about Kalba bringing back kilos of beans from Tuscany (beans rather than knickers, which I thought rather strange but, then, it takes all sorts…)
5). If only for confusing the hell out of me (yes, I know; that’s not such a difficult thing to do these days), Delana at Du Jour gets a mention here.
Her post, It’s ALL Chinese to me! had me scratching my head for quite a while.
Until I worked it out…
The real reason that English is such a confusing language is that they designed it that way to confuse all those bluddy furriners!
I believe they borrowed that idea from the French!
I mean, why do you think they invented irregular verbs if not the keep the Brits out of the wine aisles at the local Hypermarket?
OK – now all that stuff is out of the way, let’s get on to the really important stuff…
Of course, it’s Awards Time!
And, I am proud to announce a new winner of the Blog of the Week Award!
This is awarded to the Blog post that has tickled my fancy the most during the past seven days.
This week’s Blog of the Week has been won by Stu at A Slice of Ex-Pat(é).
I do have to say that his post, There Bee a Problem! has got to one of the best blog posts that I’ve read for a long, long time!
But as it’s sort of three stories all in one, that doesn’t really matter.
You know, every now and again I read a blog post that makes me think… “These guys aren’t just living in France, they’re actually LIVING in France!”
I’m not sure what the distinction is but, I often get that sort of feeling at A Slice of Ex-Pat(é)
Stu, if you’d like to place your award on your blog sidebar just email me and I’ll send you the code.
Now the sensible stuff is out of the way, it’s time for the rest of the awards….
Well spotted and well captured Julie!
Nice one Roz!
And with every blogger seemingly fixated on Breast at the moment, it was nice to find a moment of sanity on the blogosphere.
And sanity of something you usually find at St. Bloggie de Riviera.
More often than not, shall we say?
And Sarah’s fascinating post all about Dishwasher Tales was sanity itself!
Who knew dishwashers could be so interesting?
Sarah, you get this week’s Interesting Kitchen Appliance Award!
But, the bad news is…
You get to share it!
Yes, it’s true!
Tanya at Tanya in Transition also wins this week’s Interesting Kitchen Appliance Award for her post about her coffee machine that she calls George!
What was I saying about sanity?
To find out more, you’ll need to read George Clooney, firefighters, and the butcher make me emotional.
And, talking of sanity, she’s been rather sane recently!
Who am I talking about?
Well, none other than Sara Louise at Sara in Le Petit Village who has been so amazingly normal for the last few weeks (see A Thanksgiving Miracle as an example – no falling into bushes whilst drunk, no dog eating tourists!), that the judging panel have decided to award her the Award for being Amazingly Normal (for you) for a While on the grounds that she won’t be able to keep it up and will have to hand back the award (for re-use somewhere else) in the very near future after an spectacular display of not-normalness!
I can hardly wait!
Oh, by the way, when I mentioned Dog Eating Tourists I meant dogs actually eating rude tourists. The Korean dog-eating tourists (of whom you might have thought I was taking) actually got lost on route so, Fifty is safe. However, if you live anywhere near Nice I would be tempted to lock up your poodles until the tourists go home!
I hope that clears that up!
Now, quite a few bloggers mentioned snow this week (including SJ at the little village) but it’s mainly the Brittany Bloggers that I’m interested in.
You see, when we moved over here we were all told (by the estate agents) that, due to our unique micro-climate, it never snows in Brittany!
And for that he wins the Early Warning System Snow Alert Award.
I understand that the CRS have been alerted and that most embassies are advising their citizens to avoid travelling to Paris on the 7th!
Madame Bouron, gossip and photos please!
And finishing off now….
Surprisingly there’s no Rant of the Week Award this week.
So I’m going to award this week’s Award for Temper Tantrum Control to the Pregnant Pair (God, that makes them sound like bankrobbers, doesn’t it?), Amber at Travelling Amber (who really did well not to launch into major rant when she met the Almost Lynch Mob) and Piglet at Piglet in France who was doing strange things with a goat in A Possible Contender… Part One.
Ladies, please feel free to fight over the award.
Just remember, blog about it afterwards and….
Photos would be good!
All the best