Archive for décembre 2007

The year 2007 started with alot of hope on many things; a new house; a new office and some things that would go with it. Unfortunately those things didn’t happen, we were very sad. Keeping the spirit and the strenght to go on we worked very hard, kept the good mood and I am glad to say things worked out pretty well at the end.

We still do have great plans to move the office, this might become true in the beginning of 2008, and we still have to move out of our house (end of march sometime…but that is another problem) then some great news; I took over all the shares of my business partner and now am 100 % owner of my own business (I always liked to mind my own business…).
I have to thank Kick for all the years of friendship and love he gave me and my family, you’ll always be my friend and I’m sure we will do some more « stuff » together on this long road of life !

With all this I had the most wonderful present for my 45th (this july), Philippe did a very succesfull purchase on an Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 of 1983, exactly the one I had at that time (I always said I wanted to buy one of these again, well that’s done !!! Pictures to come beginning 2008) Wow, this is great !!!

You see, with all that, how to be sad, things are working out fine ! Also, our Christmas tree is up since a few days, completely silver decorated, very classy. Many many presents are waiting to be opened, surprises and wishes, the kids can’t wait, neither can we! Our Christmas menu will be :

* Carpaccio de Saint Jacques aux Fruit de la Passion
* Chapon farci au Foie Gras et Morilles – Chou rouge aux Pommes et Purée de Pomme de Terre aux Truffes
* Fromages
* Trifle aux Abricots, Chocolat et Callissons d’Aix en Provence

I better start cooking !!!
Merry Christmas to all of my loyal readers and I wish you all a very happy 2008 and who knows we’ll meet again !!!


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att.gifThis is should probably be taped to your bathroom mirror where one could read it everyday. You may not realize it, but it’s 100% true.

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.
5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. You mean the world to someone.
7. You are special and unique.
8. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.
9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.
11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

So……….If you are a loving friend, say this to everyone, including the one that said it to you. If they say it back, then they really do love you.

And always remember….when life hands you Lemons, ask for tequila and salt, and call me over!

Good friends are like stars…….You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.

‘Whenever God Closes One Door He Always Opens Another, Even Though Sometimes It’s Hell in the Hallway’

I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I’m here than a whole truck load when I’m gone. 

Take time to read this out to your friends ! And don’t tell me you’re
too busy for this. Don’t you know the phrase ‘stop and smell the flowers’? See how many ‘bouquets’ you end up with!

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In a few hours we are off to Lyon for the « fête des lumières ».  The brothers « Lumière »,  who were brought up in Lyon, were among the first filmmakers. (Lumière is the french word for light). Every year this festival is a wonderful happening, the whole city is lit with artistic lightshows. We planned for two years to go there, I can’t wait ! Lyon is a great city, full of special restaurants, the famous « bouchon » (small bistrot.) I’m sure we’ll have a great time. See you on monday !

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