6 February 2014


This sign is spraypainted three times along the Avenue de la Grande Armee. I notice it every time its raining because it seems to glare out of the pavement at me. Run, Candice, Run!

                                               Rain on an early morning walk in the Bois de Boulogne.

                                                   Crystal skull in the shop window on the Rue de Rivoli

       Black coffee with a sugarcube at my favourite cafe

                                                                  A tea called 'Childish dreams'

24 December 2013

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night.

The last minute shopping is done, the candles have been lit around the house and we're a couple of hours away from the beginning of the Christmas celebrations. I was just out battling the storm and wind to get a brioche so I'm taking a break. I hope you all have a lovely holiday!

22 December 2013

Cinnamon Stars

Hello little cinnamon stars.

I got the idea for cinnamon star cookies when I went to Strasbourg a couple of weeks ago. They were selling them from little wooden huts at the Christmas markets. They're full of almonds and cinnamon and naturally gluten-free which is important for some. I used this recipe here and they came out really well. It takes a bit of work which is why its nice to have the family available.

I made these with my cousin, Chloe, whilst listening to Frank Sinatra singing Christmas carols. I tend to overplay Christmas music around this time to general despair so I allowed her to put my iPod on shuffle and we iced them listening to electro. Peace and Goodwill to all men.

I've always wanted to be someone who makes Christmas cookies. The only way to do that is to make Christmas cookies. So many lessons to learn in life.

My brother ate eight in a row so I know they must be good. Plus they just really feel like Christmas.

I hope you're all having fun with preparations!