Wednesday, 21 December 2011

That's Life

There has been a general malaise on my blog due to the editorial censorship of Mr R. Posts have been written but decreed too serious or too humdrum - a reflection of the current state of proceedings.
The Block Arcade, Melbourne

Christmas preparations have been smooth and uneventful. All presents have been purchased, the family decorated the tree without debate and my contribution to the cooking of the Christmas feast is under control. 
The only adrenalin rushes I've had of late are when, white knuckled and teeth clenched, I've raced other cars for a rare, vacant parking space - with varying degrees of success. Respectable women and the lingering smell of burning rubber is not an association that one would usually make! ………But it is the silly season! 
For a bit of light relief from the pre Christmas preparations I suppose I could contemplate being naughty, which would please Mr. R and save Santa a trip……if only I had some energy left by the end of the day!
It seems that everyone is getting into tattoos......Not me!
Cartoon - courtesy of Oslo Davis & The Age


martinealison said...

Tant que les tatouages demeurent sur une toile!!!... je ne suis pas une fan!
J'aime cependant ce merveilleux dessin.
Gros bisous et joyeuses fêtes à vous.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Merci beaucoup Martinealison. Vous êtes toujours gentil et très prévenante. Gros bisous et joyeuses fêtes à vous aussi.

Lost in Provence said...

Elizabeth, bah humbug to the censors! It is your blog and you should very well do as you please with it. You know, I recently did an overall look at my stats for the first time in ages and would you know, the "serious" posts were some of the most visited?

Yes, we are having a quiet Christmas as well, so far! Knock on wood!

Remi is up in Paris today, if you were here we could go to the tartine shop for lunch!


Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Thanks for the encouragement Heather. Perhaps I'll get my soapbox out after Christmas.
I'm joining you in the tartine spirit! No doubt Ben will be with us.
Curious about the students at your apartment. Must contact you about them via email.

Franka said...

No tattoo!


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LaPouyette said...

I totally agree with Heather. You write how/as you feel like which I understand perfectly. It is also a very healthy way to let out worries and anger and upsetness.

And - very important - you always 'spice' your posts with your sense of humour, that's why I like your blog!

So, thank you, dear Elizabeth, for giving all of us a smile and laughter here and there!

By the way - love the tatooted Rudolph!


Warmest greetings,

Lost in Provence said...

You know what, after writing that, I went ahead and went! Once I get an idea in my Ben though, it is too tiny!

Ask away!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Elizabeth for visiting my simple joy's celebrating the holiday in French style Grey & Dull :)

I am so enjoying getting to know all about you and all that you inspire over here.

Sending blessings to you and your family over the holidays.

LaPouyette said...

hi Elizabeth, have you received my comments to several of your recent posts? Or are they disappeared somewhere in the cyber space....?
Had a problem with commenting on another blog.

classic • casual • home said...'s your blog and so much fun to visit. Say what you want! Merry Christmas. Perhaps you could use some hot chocolate from Angelina's...recipe on my blog :)

Sea Angels said...

I certainly do not want a picture of Rudolph on my back...having said that I don't want anything on my back except for a nice tan and maybe a Jigsaw cashmere jumper.....OMG I love your house is that it a few posts back the one not being done up its divine as it is you could use the hole in the ceiling for air conditioning...maybe? well I love your blog as well as your house as well as your rather natty drawings
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Thank you one and all for visiting and taking the time to leave your wonderful comments.

Angela's chocolate sounds yummy .To other readers, I suggest you grab it off Classic Casual Home if you haven't already got it in your recipe book.

Mr R loves Sae Angel's idea for cooling.......cost effective and doesn't require his engineering skills so he can put them to use elsewhere!

Joyeux Noël to all.