100

8 06 2008

Song of the day: Six Days (remix) (feat. Mos Def) by DJ Shadow

Today is my 100st post! Youhou!

Yesterday we went out with my housemates and we drank an interesting beverage called Mai Tai. This was in fact a cocktail made with Orange and pineapple juices, dark rum and grenadine syrup. Quiet good but the problem is that you can drink that all the night without noticing that you are drinking alcohol! 😦

Today, we just took care of our headaches with a big brunch with baked beans, hash browns and toasts! Then we cleaned the house, enjoyed the big sun out and watched Nadal beat up Federer at Roland Garros. OMG, what a match! Federer could do a damn thing except try to play but do lots of mistake. Too bad, he is a good guy! 😦

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week end

11 05 2008

Week ends are so great. Yesterday night we went to the Cargo. Check it out as it worth it. Music is kind of cool: electro trip hop hyperdub… you know what I mean. They also have a great backyard to relax. It definitely worth going there.

We went after having had some mojitos in the sun… We drank too much.

And today, we had our barbecue… Meat, rosΓ©, beer, tuna rice salad, apple tart, sofa chairs and table outside… it was GREAT! You should come next time. Let me know when you are ready and we will try to plan that.

While waiting for you, here is Burial, a band I like that I heard as well a the cargo!





en vrac

31 03 2008

Song of the day: voyage voyage by Desireless :))))))))))))))))))))))) I know you love it!

pastisHow do you drink your vodka? With some pastis!! Look here for more details (in french) πŸ˜‰

Now a question for you, would you like to go to the American continent for cheaper? Yes, of course, even if it means than more people will travel because more concurrence hence more flights so more pollution because more kerozen in the air. πŸ™‚ Before 2 American companies (AA and United) and 2 British airlines (BA and Virgin) were allowed to fly between Heathrow and the US. Now it is OPEN to any company !! Before, because of a stupid rule (for us travelers), for any flight between the US and a European country, only a company from one of both country could do a direct flight. That is why for instance, you had to fly to London with BA, Frankfurt with Luftanza,… before doing your over the Atlantic flight! Now, they will be able to do whatever they want. Read le monde about that here.

But, be careful, no vodka on board if you don’t want to snore ! πŸ™‚





a hell of a week end

19 03 2008

Song of the day: Almost Cut My Hair by Crosby, Still, Nash & Young (CSN&Y), thanks to my father. We arez big fans in mu family!!!

So…. What have I done?? This last 4 days were really busy. My friends arrived by the Eurostar and we had to go back to my place leave their stuff. That is where they offered me tons of food as my birthday present. It was so good to see: saucissons, rillettes, comtΓ©, morbier, camembert, financier, croquants, caviar d aubergines, vin,… and so much!! Like a dream for us, poor french people in a foreign country! πŸ˜‰ After we went to … the pub. It was so packed that it was hard to find a place where we could reach the bar and order beers for all of us. But the Waxy is really huge. It was also full of Irish due to the fact that they were playing rugby and it was their national day soon. We also had a couple of sambucas with the girls (their first one ever for my friends!). So good. Then the tiger tiger time came and we went dancing a bit before coming back home really tired by a night bus completely full despite the fact that it was 3am!!! Crazy!

On Sunday, we didn’t do much except have a gargantuan english breakfast with saussages, bacon, potatoes, baked beans, scrambled eggs and toasts! Yes, I have made that for 7!! We could small porc all over the house. πŸ˜€ And after that, we had just enough time to go to the British museum for a short visit before the closure.

Monday was the best. We visited London by going to Waterloo and then walk by the London eye, then Gros Ben, Parliament house and Westminster. After, we took the tube to Tower Hill and saw Tower of London, Tower Bridge. We walked by the river on the town hall side and stopped by London bridge for a beer and a Fish and Chips. Then we went to Bank, saw some suits and ties (like we say πŸ˜› ), and went to St Paul’s. To finish, we crossed the Millenium bridge, visited the Tate Modern and had a coffee a Starbuck’s next to St Paul’s. By 6pm, we were into The Porterhouse pub in Covent Garden to celebrate my birthday and the St Patrick’s. There we had so much fun!!! 2 pints and 6 sambucas later, girls were laughing and singing! We were at home at 1am after a BK at Waterloo and some pints of water. This is what I call a St Pat – Bday party!!!!!!!! :))))))

On Tuesday, we only went to Harrod’s, spend some time there and walked around as you can leave your suit cases for Β£2.5!

PS: Guess where I went with my colleagues at lunch… :-/ It is NOT my fault! LOL





hum hum

14 03 2008

Song of the day: Stayin’ alive by the Bee Gees

Hey! That’s a new girl speaking here. I finally went to the hairdresser yesterday, to Toni & Guy to be more precise. Here in England, this is an institution. It s a chain of hairdressers funded by 2 guys. They now do the hairs of lots of models for any kind of events. They are specialized in ‘relooking’. I though that they could help me because as I told them, it is every time a pain as I never know what I want. I just know that I don’t spend much time on my hair in the morning and I have really straight hair (every hairdresser I met told me that once or twice). I have never EVER seen my hair curly by any weather!!!! But the woman was nice and did a nice cut for me so I am happy. πŸ˜‰

Now I need to prepare myself for this week end because I am sure I will be more than pissed. I have already had 2 pints with my colleagues at lunch. OMG!

I also have to welcome my friends tomorrow afternoon and need to organize their stay and the program for the 4 next days. This means that you won’t hear from me before next week… Sorry

Have a nice week end all. Enjoy the St Patrick’s because you worth it! πŸ˜‰





damned

7 03 2008

lockedWe are lost!!!!!! England is loosing pubs every day… How will we cope with that? πŸ˜‰ It is so important that the Independant and le Monde have wrote something about it!!!

You will find the english version here viewable in The Indepedent and in french in Le Monde there:
La Grande-Bretagne s’inquiΓ¨te de la disparition de ses pubs
LEMONDE.FR | 06.03.08

Β© Le Monde.fr




Birthday

3 03 2008

Song of the day: Sally McLennane by The Pogues – genuine Irish music! πŸ˜€

treflesI don’t know if you are aware but it is soon St Patrick’s day, the Irish national day. But it is not only that, it’s also my birthday!!!! Yes! I am born on St Patrick’s day, sacred day for the drinkers! πŸ™‚ I will be 26 – I tell you my age because I am sure you are about to ask even if that is not polite to ask a Mamie. πŸ˜‰

So, I need to send invitations and book a place. I will have few friends over coming from Paris for a long week end. I took my monday and tuesday off for them. I think we will do something on the 15th and then go to the pub on the 17th. Sounds like a plan. I just need to find the place for Saturday. Any idea???? because you are invited so you can of course choose ! πŸ˜‰