Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I don't know all of the readers of this blog personally. It may be that some of you live under a rock, at the bottom of the sea or perhaps deep in a cave where you live with a family of gentle, yet fierce and socially-isolated badgers.

And if any of the above scenarios apply to your personal situation, you may be one of the estimated 16 human beings on planet Earth who have not heard of "The Hunger Games"movie that came out on Wednesday.

But I'm just an average woman, living in a normal, badger-free house, so that means that my kids and I had been looking forward to the above-mentioned film for quite a while.
I'd read the trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins to my girls and we all loved it. (I'm a big fan of YA science fiction and I've had a great time over the years discovering great authors like Susan Beth Pfeffer and Carrie Ryan). So, you won't be surprised to learn that we went to see the film on Sunday.
We went to Geneva so that we could see it in English, rather than dubbed in French....
and we got there an hour early, in order to be sure to get good seats...
(Please don't ask me why Severin is making completely deranged facial expressions. I really cannot tell you.)

It was a great evening and a fun time was had by all...

BTW- Go see the film. It's really very excellent!

Monday, March 12, 2012

March has been busy...and promises to get even busier.
On Saturday, I took Valentine to sign up at the fine arts school in Annemasse. It's her "Plan B" school if things don't work out for the school in Avignon.
I'm sure it will all work out, but it's good to have a backup plan, right?
That afternoon, our pal Max, Alexa and I went to Geneva to do a bit of shopping. I ended up finding an amazing pair of shoes on sale for 60% off! But mostly we wandered around the flea market at Plainpalais. They have one there every Wednesday and Saturday.

Plainpalais is a neighbourhood in central Geneva and here's and interesting fact about it: Historically, it was an area outside the densely populated city of Geneva where they brought the sick to avoid contagion and an epidemic.
Everybody looked pretty healthy there on Saturday, though- so that's good.....
It's such a drag to contract the plague. Amirite?
Something for everyone!

It was a bit cold and windly, so we stopped in a nearby Starbucks for a shockingly overpriced snack. But it was so good!!!!