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.

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Nino and the little Mermaid…

I was in Copenhagen this week, to see the famous little mermaid of Hans Christian Andersen. I wanted to take a picture of the mermaid to send to my new nephew, Nino… So, I take my bike, direction the rock of the little mermaid…


Once arrived, no mermaid. I look everywhere, on the mermaid’s rock, beside the rock, behind the rock, NO MERMAID!!!

But where is the mermaid? And there, I saw a little paper, on the rock, a little piece of paper, to explain that the mermaid is in…Shangai!! Shangai?! But what a such idea??

The mermaid has decided to go in Shangai for few holydays, and because sometimes she thinks the weather is a little bit cold in Copenhagen, and because sometimes she just wants to travel too and not stay on her rock and see people who come from everywhere to see her…

So I can understand the reason why she wanted to go, but I was sad, not to have my picture of the little mermaid for my nephew Nino… And this is at this time, that the Fairy Mariette appears. Aaaaaah, the Fairy Mariette! “But what are you doing here Fairy Mariette??


“I’m here because of you! I’m looking for you everywhere! And this is your cat who says me that you were in Copenhagen for 2 days, (by the way, I think you’re going to find surprises in your apartment, your cat has made a big party I think…)”


“Ok, ok Fairy Mariette, don’t be mad, I’m here, you find me, what do you want?”

” I need you to do something important, I’ve rescued from the sink of my neighbor, some octopuses, clams and fishes. And I know that a little boy is borned a few days ago, and I’m sure that would be nice to give him this critters in mobiles of course.”

“Yes, ok, no problem Fairy Mariette, sure, I can do that. Can you just say me who boy is it?”

“This is Nino, a baby boy borned in France, close to the sea…”

“Mmmm, this is funny …I think I know him… So ok, Fairy Mariette, don’t worry I take care of that. And at the same time, I know you know the little Mermaid, so if you can just say to her hello… and maybe if you can give her my adress, the next time she’ll able to prevent me that she is not here!”

So, I’ve taken with me, the octopuses, the clams and the fishes, I’ve made a new Ptitmobile, and this one is only for you, my little nephew…

La Fée Mariette! The Fairy Mariette!

la Fée Mariette a encore frappé…

Je crois que je vais arrêter toute forme de végétation dans mon appartement. Nous avons installé notre sapin de Noël hier soir, et ce que je craignais arriva… Réveillée en pleine nuit encore une fois, par le chat cette fois-ci (Micht pas facile à dire, mais c’est comme ça). J’enfile encore une fois mon peignoir psychédélique… Direction le salon, et je tombe sur Micht essayant de grimper dans le sapin! “NOn! Micht! Tu descends tout de suite!” alors il aime bien machouiller de la verdure mais là quand même le sapin de Noël, ce n’est pas ce qu’il y a de plus agréable…

Oui sauf, que ce n’est pas le sapin qu’il voulait goûter, mais ça:

Mais qu’est-ce que c’est que cette petite chose??? Et je me retourne et je tombe sur ça:

Et bien voilà! Il ne me manquait plus que ça! Des crustacés dans mon salon en pleine nuit, je sais que Noël arrive mais quand même! Et puis bien sur aucunes explications, pas de Fée Mariette à l’horizon, et puis j’entends que ça chuchote près de mon bureau, alors je vais voir, et là 6 paires d’yeux phosphorescents. “Tient, des petits nouveaux!”

Alors j’en profite et je pose mes questions. “Je peux savoir où est passée la Fée Mariette?” “La Fée Mariette a la grippe.” me dit-on, “Zut, (en même temps je ne sais pas si les vaccins sont efficaces sur les fées), et sauriez-vous par hasard ce que je suis sensée faire de ces deux Bernard l’hermite?” “Oui, la Fée Mariette nous a dit de te dire de t’occuper d’eux comme tu t’occupes de nous!”

Bon, et bien voilà ce qu’il me reste à faire… Après les oies, les flamants roses et les pélicans me voilà avec des crustacés sur les bras, et allez faire un mobile avec ça, je voudrais bien vous y voir!

Bon dimanche à tous et vérifiez bien vos sapins…

The Fairy Mariette strikes again …

I think I’m going to stop any form of vegetation in my apartment. We have installed our Christmas tree last night and what I feared happened … Awakened in the middle of the night again, the cat this time (Micht not easy to say but it’s like that). Once again I put my psychedelic bathrobe … direction the living room, and I fall on Micht trying to climb into the tree! “No! Micht! You down immediately!” Then he likes to chew my green plants but the Christmas tree, this is not what is better …

Yes, except that this is not the tree that he wanted to try, but this:

An hermit crab…

But what’s that little thing?? And I turn and I fall on this:

A second hermit crab…

And it is! All I wanted more than that! Shellfish in my living room at night, I know that Christmas comes but still! And then of course no explanation, no fairy Mariette to the horizon, and then I hear it’s whispered near my office, so I’ll go and see, and what? Six pairs of phosphorescent eyes. “New birds!”

So I take this opportunity and I ask my questions. ” can I know what happened to the Fairy Mariette?” “The Fairy Mariette has the flu.”  Said them, “Damn, (at the same time I do not know if vaccines are effective on the fairies), and would you know by chance what I’m supposed to do with these two Hermit Crabs?” “Yes,  the Fairy Mariette told us to tell you to take care of them as you take care of us!”

Okay, well that is what I have to do … After the geese, flamingos and pelicans here I am with the shellfish on the arm, and will make a mobile with it, I would love to see you there!

Good Sunday to all and make sure of your Christmas tree …