LIGER SHOES

I have been um-ing and ah-ing about buying a pair of leopard print flats as the last pair I bought were a questionable 8-pound pair from Primark. I absolutely love prints but there was something about the thought of an all-leopard shoe that did not really do it for me. I love the leopard Vans-style slip-ons that so many people seem to have and which so many brands seem to have emulated, but I could not wrap my head around the style - I did not think they were very me (N.B. I say this now but this idea of "me" and style without a doubt changes over time). When I was in Cardiff visiting my younger brother, we came across a store that sold a variety of clothing items - both men and women - and a variety of brands too. I spotted these shoes and then zoomed straight towards them like there was no tomorrow. I absolutely adore the tiger head on the tip of the leopard print covered shoe by YRU. I think it makes for such an awesome change!

French coming soon...

LUXEMBOURG BLOGGER BRUNCH

It has been a while since Sammie, Claude and I first started talking about putting together a bloggers' get-together for our little country Luxembourg and yesterday the day of our blogger brunch finally arrived. We all met at Table du Pain on Avenue Monterey for some food and to have a good old chit-chat. We were a little group of 8 which may seem small but it was so lovely to be able to get to know  the girls behind the screens and to Instagram our food without any judgement - haha! I really do hope that this was the first of many meet-ups to come. It really was so great to have the chance to meet up with Ariane, Anne-Sophie, Christine, Emilie, Jenny, Kristiana and Sammie, and I also hope that we will be able get together more of the gals who did not get to make it to yesterday's mid-morning blogger feast. There is no feeling comparable to that of being among people who share the same passion as you.

Depuis un certain temps Sammie, Claude et moi, nous envisageons d’organiser une réunion de bloggeurs au petit Luxembourg, et hier le jour de notre "blogger brunch" est enfin arrivé. Nous nous sommes rassemblées à la Table du Pain à Luxembourg-Ville, où nous avons bien mangé et bien bavardé. Nous étions huit à table, ce qui pourrait sembler un groupe assez petit mais j’étais tellement contente de rencontrer les filles derrière les écrans et de partager sur Instagram les photos de notre déjeuner. J’ai bien envie de répéter cette rencontre! C’était génial d’avoir l’occasion de rencontrer Ariane, Anne-Sophie, Christine, Emilie, Jenny, Kristiana et Sammie, et j’espère vraiment qu’il sera possible à l’avenir de réunir les autres qui n’étaient pas présentes à la réunion d’hier. C’est formidable de se trouver parmi des gens qui ont la même passion!

PERPAHDERG

It takes about 3 hours for me to get home from Brussels and I am usually quite exhausted from the journey. One of the best things about coming back at the weekend though is this little guy! Every time I come home he comes to greet me at the door with his tail wagging in full force. We have had the little man for over 10 years now and so a lot of the time he likes to be a grumpy little old man but sometimes if I lie down on my bed he'll come and snuggle up to me on my chest, just under my chin - it's the most adorable thing ever. Now that the weather is getting so much better I think I'll take him along to the city's park more often to have a stroll and picnics.

Il me faut environ trois heures de train pour rentrer de Bruxelles au Luxembourg et souvent j’arrive chez moi épuisée par le voyage. L’une des meilleures choses qui m’attend à la maison, c’est ce petit trésor qui vient toujours m’accueillir en agitant sa queue à la folie. Ça fait maintenant plus de dix ans qu’il est avec nous, et souvent il joue le vieux grognon. Mais quand je me mets au lit il vient se pelotonner contre moi, en mettant la tête juste sous mon menton. En ce moment il est très mignon. La météo va désormais s’améliorer et j’ai l’envie de l’emmener plus souvent au parc pour une petite promenade et un picnic sur l’herbe.