Fairy dust…

I told the Fairy Mariette not to come too often in my apartment… And since that, I haven’t seen her… I think she is mad at me because I told her about the fairy dust… Each time she visits me, she puts down fairy dust everywhere… And even though I vacuum clean after her, the fairy dust is too thin, and I sneeze, I sneeze a lot!

I agree, that was maybe not a reason to tell her not to come, and I should have probably been a bit less rude with her, but, the thing is, that was not on purpose, the day I told her, I was extremely sick and tired about all those critters in my apartment (believe me it’s not funny everyday!). But to understand that, I should tell you how look a typical day in my life…

First, I woke up, and my first thought is for a cup of coffee. Very important rule, drink my coffee as soon as possible or I fall asleep again… But, on my way to the coffee machine… watch out! Because somebody is asking for food, and can be quiet persuasive: my big fatty and lazy cat! I still don’t understand why every single morning he keeps walking between my foot, and I have to go and feed him like this. It’s not necessary to tell you that of course, that takes more time for me to be careful not to walk on the cat and that of course this big hairball is insanely hungry AND angry! For sure, I could go and take my cup of coffee first, but that means that I’ll have to be focus on my way to the coffee machine AND on my way to feed the cat, and just the fact to use the word “focus” when I talk about my morning, I’m frightened!

So when, this is done, I can go to the coffee machine. You’re going to think, easy for me, just have to put an empty cup, the coffee powder and turn on the machine,  and you will be wrong. I have to check the water tank, not to see if there is water left, no no no, to see if there are fishes in the water tank. Just because I don’t have bath, when the Fairy Mariette comes with fishes she puts them in the water tank of my coffee machine! I’m telling you, one day I’m going to drink warm fishes juice! Yummy…

Then, I can go and take my shower in the bathroom where surprisingly, until now, nothing special happens… This is the next step which is a bit complicated…

I need to put clothes on, and to reach the cabinet I need to pass by the living-room. Some of you already know that I have goose and pink flamingos in my living-room, but did I tell you that they follow me everywhere? I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced that but, when a baby geese opens his eyes for the first time, the first face he sees is the face of his mother… And he is going to follow her everywhere in Indian file in order not to be lost… And I am the first face they use to see, so I am the one they run after everyday! So, if you follow me, (in my story, not in my living-room), now I fed the cat, I took my coffee, my shower, but I’m almost naked in the living-room, followed by an army of chicks!

And once again, the next step is not an easy one! When I finally reached the cabinet, I have to remove from my clothes…Hermit crabs! Yes, because those crazy stuff camp in my clothes, and I’m telling you when you have Hermit crabs in your shirt, your pants or your socks, this is more efficient to wake up than coffee! I’m sick and tired to be pinched every single morning!

Then I can go to work, where I could have some peace but of course not, I’m running all day to accomplish as much as I can, all my work. And then, I come back home, and Oooh surprised all those crazy animals I left the whole day alone, have been partying like hell! And then the Fairy Mariette comes and complains about her boring day, and this is at this moment that she puts fairy dust everywhere, and this is the straw that broke the camel… I can’t take more, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh!!! Leave me alone!

So, Fairy Mariette, if you read those words, don’t be mad at me, I apologize, that was just a bad day…

I put some pictures of the critters I find in my place… And I put some new Hermit Crab mobiles in the shop, the more I put in the shop, the less I have in my cabinet! Ha!

See you around…

I’m done now, we can talk!

About what you would say?? About all the stuffs I’ve done those last few weeks of course! Yes yes yes, I was working, it’s not because I’m french, that I’m striking all the time!! And it’s not because the fairy Mariette is french too that she is striking too!! (In the same time I’m not sure she is really concerned about the pension and stuff like that, a fairy doesn’t have age, so 60, 62, 65… same for her). Conversely, I’m concerned… but I’m in Denmark, and even if I’d love to strike alone in front of the train station (yes, I’ve seen that in Aarhus, if you want to strike – that’s happened sometimes- you have to do that in front of the train station…), or even if  I’d love to prevent people to take gasoline at the fuel pomp, I’ll be just a bit scared to be  stopped by a biiiiig and huuuuuuuge and taaaaaall lovely viking… And believe me, even if the most often they are “cute”, they are also very very scary. But, I digress…

So, what’s up if I was not striking!? I’ve been visited by the Fairy Mariette, and as each time she visited me, I found new critters in my apartment, like squids and octopuses in my sink, goose and flamingo in my magic tree, stingrays in the washing machine and hermit crabs almost everywhere. That’s not a life that!!!! Can you imagine that each morning, when I go in the kitchen to take my breakfast, or in the bathroom to take my shower, I have to be careful where I put my foot, because I can walk on those crazy critters?! How can I be focus when I woke up?! I’m not! I’m like you, eyes in the fog, brain on the pillow, and mind in my dreams… For sure when you hear those tiny hermit crabs screaming, you wake up… But, I digress, again… the reason why the Fairy Mariette visited me, was because she wanted from me to make new mobiles for “little french person”. (I said “little person” instead of “children” because I noticed that many men around my young age, talk about “little person” and are scared to pronounce “kids, or child, or children” Oh my god a child!!!!! That’s scary!! So, if by chance, a young man read this post, I don’t want to frighten him…). Anyway, I made several mobiles for those “little french person” and I’m glad to say to their parents that they could find them in the shop of Le Crapaud Poilu, in Caen for the Festival des Boréales! What’s that? Each year, and for nineteenth time now, it’s celebrated the Scandinavian art and culture, (such a good idea!) you’ll find more informations (in french sorry) on youtube and on facebook. So for this occasion, Marion Chopin who has this wonderful shop of art and handmade for “little person” is going to host some of my mobiles!

Oh, let me guess, you want to see the critters which are going to be down there… That’s it!

But, that was not the only reason of the visit of the fairy Mariette! She likes to bring me good news from France and also when it’s about birth… So I’m glad to say that two lovely “little person” arrived in my family a couple of weeks ago, Gabriel and Capucine! And I’ve for you two, two special mobiles, full of tenderness, I’ve selected the funniest and the craziest critters, but, no worries they are also very good to protect your afternoon naps and your nights, you could sleep tight…

And, at last, I’ll talk to you the next time about a discover I’ve done a couple of month ago, my crazy critters have new friends, but I’ll introduce them at the end of the month, you need some pumpkins around you, and I won’t say more for today!

Cheers,

E.

Stingray…ny day!

It’s a rainy day today… I wanted to go outside to take some pictures of mushrooms (again!?) yes, again. What can I do, it’s the perfect season, it’s the perfect place, and I don’t know why but I love that. When I was a kid I was use to cut up in a plant’s journal the picture of mushrooms, and I watched them again and again and again… If you asked me right now to find 3 objects to bring on a desert island, I would say one of my book of mushrooms, my camera and my swiss army knife. I’m addicted to mushrooms and I don’t want to be cured.

So, a rainy day, a sunday, I don’t want to go right now under the rain, I should be angry. I’m not. I’m not because first of all rain equal new mushrooms in a couple of days! (crazy girl) and then, because I’ve made a crazy discover today…

I was supposed to take care of the laundry today, (perfect when the weather is crapy…) so I went to the basement (I live at the 4th floor and in Aarhus the washing machine and the dry machine are shared in the basement, which is I think a very good idea.) So, I went there, I open the door of the washing machine to put some clothes in it and I saw in the dark six big shiny eyes! Damn, what the hell is that!? Should I put my hand in the machine to see what it is? I don’t know, I don’t want  to be bit! But, anyway, I have to do something! Maybe, I can try to ask:

Me: “soooo, hi, who are you?”

The big eyes : “Finally, here you are! We are waiting for you, since yesterday!”

Me: ” Um, ok ok. But um, am I supposed to know you?

The big eyes : “Yes, of course you know us! We were together yesterday on the beach! It’s thank to us that you found many peace of driftwood!”

Indeed, I was yesterday on the beach to find some piece of driftwood. Each time I go there, it’s like I’m in my bubble, I sing always the same song (There, There – Radiohead), I’m drugged by the iodine, the wind, and the world may stop spinning I did not account…

Me:” Can I see you better? Because from here I don’t know who am I talking about”

The big eyes: ” Sure…””Do you recognize us now?”

Look at this… three angry stingrays in the washing machine… Have you ever seen that before? Me neither!

After a while, the stingrays explain me that yesterday, they went back with me on my bicycle, I remember that after the beach, I went to the basement to start a new washing machine, and that I forgot my bag with the wood in the basement. They wanted water so they went inside the machine… I promised to them that the next time I will pay more attention… So if you want to see stingray not angry anymore, you can go here

bye for now and check your washing machine…

What the hell’s going on here?

Nothing… and this is THE problem.

I know I know, but, I’ve some good excuses:

1- I’ve started a new job (completely different from this one) yes, I’m sorry but dreaming and modeling don’t put food in my fridge…

2- I’m moving AGAIN (4 moves in 2 years, you believe that?) and I’ve AGAIN lots of stuff to pack.

3- Every Sunday, I go fishing… and I come back without fish (but last time I’ve rescued baby gellyfish on the sand… so cute-when they are tiny…).


4- You add the excuse 1, the excuse 2 and the excuse 3 and you figure out how I really don’t have the time for the moment to play…

So don’t worry, with all of this events, I don’t forget to open my eyes (scanning the sand to find new critters) and my ears (Herman Düne, you know that??), and in a few weeks, I could show you the new place of the Ptitsmobiles, with I hope others good news…

Vi ses*…

*see you, à bientôt,…

ps: the next post will be in danish… Ok, I’m kidding, I can’t, it’s too hard!