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.
1). In a way it was a shame that MJ over at An American Mom in Paris didn’t go Ape Shit with an AK47 (as I thought she might) when her son’s teachers started being nasty.
That would have given us all something to gossip about, wouldn’t it?
But alas, it was not to be!
In Happy Holidays — Now with fewer swearwords, MJ even ends up making the coffee at the school Carol Concert Breakfast (or rather, her husband did!)
As MJ says about the teacher from hell… “Next time she’s thinking about hanging Lucien on a nail by the waistband of his underpants with a dunce cap on his head, we hope she remembers that we brought the coffee.”
Oh, an there’s a visit to Santa in this post as well!
Well, I expect they did; after all, France is rather a large place!
I guess they just didn’t blog about it?
At least not in the sort of blogs I follow?
At least Piglet at Piglet in France did show us some pictures of her Piglet to Be…
In Team Pink she told us that it’s going to be a girlie piglet!
3). Sara Louise at Sara in Le Petit Village must have also been a little bit concerned about the lack of pregnancy and childbirth this week because…
In Santa Baby she mentions…
Well, she does hide it away at the end of her post…
Almost as if she’s shy….
Which I somehow rather think she’s not…
That all she wants for Christmas is a Bun in the Oven!
4). In no danger of either getting pregnant or having a baby, Ed War at City on a Hill learned that the hill his city lives on it not a hill after all!
It’s a volcano!
In Midwinter Miettes ‘n’ Meanderings Ed does some geological investigating…
Oh, and he also goes to Mondail Market!
5). And, in what was probably the weirdest post of the week (it would have won the Award for a Seriously Weird Blog Post if only I could find it – Mrs A Taste of Garlic has been tidying up again and I can’t find a thing!) I stumbled upon Screamish’s post about Radionic Ghostbusters at Poumpaf and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind.
Do I need one of those?
Could I build one myself (I used to be good at electronics.)
Could I build a cheaper model and sell it on ebay?
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 Genie at Paris and Beyond.
Now, I’ll let you into a little secret; there are some sure fire ways of winning the Blog of the Week Award (such as writing about Lingerie wearing Nuns, displaying photos of Citroen 2CVs and stuff like that)….
And also drowning some fluffy bunny rabbits in champagne!
And that’s just what Genie did in Bunnies in the Champagne – reflection.
The lengths that some photographers will go to to get a great photo!
I hope the bunnies didn’t mind too much but, thinking about it (and I do seem to spend most of every waking hour thinking about food – I dream about food a lot, as well!) Champagne Marinated Rabbit – that sounds delicious!
Genie, if you’d like to place your award on your blog sidebar just email me and I’ll send you the code.
Now for the rest of the awards….
And Charley wins the award for a great post but also for the comment by Michel. Michel, I spend my every waking hour trying to do the same (and most of my sleeping one as well, truth be told!)
I have only one slight concern… Why only two?
I love Tartiflette and I’m not sure that two would be quite enough for me?
And if you take a look at the post before, it shows how to make the mincemeat and all that other cookery stuff (I have to admit that I’m rather better at eating than cooking; eating is definitely where my skills lie!)
Luckily I found that I had another Award for the Munchiest Mince Pies of the Week lying around as I couldn’t let Floss at Troc, Broc and Recup’ walk away empty handed after her amazing post all about Mince Pies – The result.
So, Floss, an Award for the Munchiest Mince Pies of the Week!
Just don’t tell that Galloping Gourmets missus!
Of course, as everyone knows, the best oysters come from Brittany – or am I just biased?
I’ve never seen an orange quiche before and, I think, if you plonked that one my plate, you wouldn’t see much of it either!
Yum, yum – Fill my tum!
Or should that be Phoenyx?
I think I may need to check the rulebook on that one – and maybe I ought to confiscate the entry, just in case?
Although really it should go to Cees for modelling the thing?
I think I may need to check the rulebook on that one – and maybe I ought to confiscate the hat, just in case?
I do, however, have the slightest suspicion that Frances may just prowl the streets at night hoping to come across just such a sight?
Perhaps that was why she moved to France?
The Award for Telling your Guests that you’ve just had Sex with a Turkey goes to none other than Samantha at Life, Love and Living in France.
Somehow, I’m not at all surprised!
You can read all about it at Francofile Friday: Things not to say at a dinner party or this is the way I roll.
When he is not modelling rather sexy knitted hats, Cees is also busy explaining all about compound steam engines (That brings back some memories!)
I’ve still got a whole load of Awards for not Winning an Award This Week lying around and I really do need to get rid of them to clear some space!
So, I’d better hand a few out then, hadn’t I?
Sam at Totally Frenched Out gets an Award for not Winning and Award This Week because she didn’t break any rules.
Actually, I’m pretty damn sure she did break some rules but just didn’t get round to blogging about it!
Poulette at Poulette wins an Award for not Winning and Award This Week for not blogging about being homeless!
Poulette, you see, has found somewhere to live, Just in the nick of time…
In a strange way I feel sorry as I was looking forward to reading Poulette’s blogs from a cardboard box?
And that, I’m afraid, is it for this week.
I expect lots of rants and raves over the Christmas period…..
Blog about them and I’ll report them here….
If they’re ranty or ravy enough, that is!
All the best