On my way… by Marie

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Birthday Girl!

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Oh my gosh! Time flies so quickly! I’m turning 19 today and I almost feel like I turned 18 yesterday whereas it was… well, a year ago :p! I must say that it’s quite a weird thing to think that it’s actually my last “teen” year, before the “big” 20, but that’s alright, that’s just the way things are supposed to happen, isn’t i?! ^^

And I don’t know about you, but every year, for every single birthday, I’ve got kind of a flashback of all these past years that makes me realise how lucky I am! Because even though it’s true to say that my family can’t really be granted this beautiful word that is “a family”, I feel extremely lucky when I think of my friends… whether they are the good old friends I’ve known like… forever or the ones I’ve met more recently! They’re all so very important to me, they are people as sweet as honey who managed to leave some of their sticky sweetness in my life, but above all… in my heart ❤!

I wish I could have spent this B-day with both English and French friends, so I’m not dedicating this post to myself (though it’s my birthday), but to these amazing people… all of them, whether they are British, French, Dutch or Australian! They all mean so much to me and they all have such a big part of my heart, that I honestly don’t really care where I’ll spend my birthday, because I know that whether it’s here or there, they’re in my heart… so wherever I might celebrate turning a year older, they’ll be with me and this is all that TRULY matters!

So here’s to them! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! ❤❤❤

With this, let’s…

Keep holding on to what and who we love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

MUCH LOVE ❤

xoxo

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Let’s get the 14th of July ready!!!

La recette des cupcakes du 14 juillet !

I might feel a bit more English (or slightly British!) than French sometimes… but France has always been and will always be my homeland (the place where I was born, because for those of you who know me a bit better, you know I’ve found a second home ;)!!!), so I think it’s absolutely necessary to prepare the French national day as it’s due to be!

Fireworks, picnic, sun, dance… The 14th of July is inevitably a party day!!!! And so as to make the party even crazier, I suggest we learn to make very yummy three-coloured cupcakes together!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs – 150g of flour – 90g of lightly melted butter – 110g of brown sugar – 1 baking powder bag – 80g of fresh & thick cream – 30ml of milk
  • 250g of icing sugar – 80g of butter – 3 to 4 drops of blue & red food colouring (for the three-coloured frosting)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Mix the butter and the brown sugar until the mixture whiten.
  2. Add the eggs one by one to the butter & sugar mixture.
  3. Then, incorporate the flour and the baking powder. Mix it well.
  4. Add the fresh cream.
  5. With a pastry bag, pour this mixture in cupcake baking tins and let your cupcakes bake for 20 minutes (180°C).
  6. Get the frosting ready. In a mixer’s bowl, pour the icing sugar and the melted butter. Mix it. Add the milk very delicately. Mix again. Let it dry for 1 hour.
  7. Once the cupcakes are baked and cooled, you can frost them. Put your frosting in 3 different bowls. Add 3 to 4 drops of red food colouring in one of them, and 3 to 4 drops of blue food colouring in another one. Mix delicately.
  8. Using a knife or a spatula, decorate your cupcakes as showed on the photo above!

http://www.prima.fr/cuisine/la-recette-des-cupcakes-du-14-juillet/793106/

And it’s ready! The only thing you have to do know is savour these 14th of July cupcakes and enjoy your national day with your friends and family (at least, for those of you who are French :p)! 😉

With this, my lovely chefs, I wish everyone a very happy (and YUMMY!!!) 14th of July… and as usual,

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

Much Love to all my adorable readers ❤

xoxo


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Discover… ‘My little Geekette box’ by LES DEMOIZELLES

My little Geekette box | Les demoizelles.

This is a blog I really fancy and it’s been a while now that I wanted to introduce you to the phenomenon “MY LITTLE BOX”, but I didn’t know how. But after seeing Les demoizelles’ gorgeous pictures of their last blogpost, I knew I had found how to do that. Moreover, the photographed “LITTLE BOX” is the “LITTLE GEEKETTE BOX”, which is kind of appropriate when you’re a blogger (isn’t it?).

I don’t really know if it exists in England, bur THIS is one of the nice French things ! I really like the concept! I think it’s a bit like opening a Kinder egg :p !

Anyway, I think I’ve spoken enough for now… I’m just going to let you have a look at some of their photos … Enjoy!

And most of all, don’t forget…

Keep holding on to what yo love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo


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Using French makes it posh !

Yes it does!!! English may be THE international language …BUT apparently our dear British neighbors tend to use French to be a little bit more preppy!

“Excusez-moi, have you said thé or café? Will you take some potatoes purée?” You see? French is everywhere! “Oh, and of course, bon appétit!” 

These are only a few examples but this is really nice to see or rather to hear that our language is quite a big part of the so admired Shakespeare’s language.But come on guys, French is the Molière’s one!!!!!!

I really feel comfortable when it happens. It makes me feel like I’m at home again. It is nothing really but when you’re abroad for a certain time, it’s always pleasing to hear or read a few words, or even to see some cultural references of your homeland. It gives you the impression to belong to the place, even though you’re just a foreigner here. In a word, it can cheer you up when you need it!

I hope you have already experienced that and if not, I hope you do, because then you can’t be happier, you’re like on cloud 9! No joke, you’ll see !!!!

But whatever you do, don’t forget… Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo or today, I should say Bisous, Bisous