Saturday, 4 February 2012
24th Dec: Christmas Eve in Nantes, France at Mamie's Place
It was like 5 or 6am in the morning. We had to wake up early to go to Nantes to celebrate Christmas at Mamie’s (Mamie is Yohan’s grandmother).
Since Yohan hasn’t converted his driving license, it was the first time I got to sit in the car that is driven by Yohan. We took Isa’s (Yohan’s mummy) car.
I love stopovers. Not for the peeing, but the shops there always gives you a nice break from the car ride. Was really tempted with the macarons. but 3.10 Euros for a macaron from Paul’s, think I rather save the money to buy those from Sadaharu or Pierre Hermes.
A coffee/soup machine. Probably one of the cheapest things I have seen in France so far.
Getting ready to get back on the road.
Finally arrived at Mamie’s but I think I was tired I didn’t take picture of Mamie’s house. Instead, I took picture of the sauce machine called “le Saucier” and a wine bottle cork remover which was wall attached. To attach something like this on the wall, I guess you must really open alot of bottles?
Here is the first appetiser for lunch. Salmon with bamboo shoots? Is it bamboo shots? I can’t remember, but it kinda reminds me of….. Hmmmm… Let’s leave that to everyone’s imagination.
Mamie (Grandmother), Yohan, Me and Papy (Grandfather).
Supermarket shopping for Christmas! I love Supermarkets, and I love supermarkets in France.
Display of Buche (aka Ice cream cakes!!)
They look good right? Wish I could have one everyday.
No longer Yogurt. Its Pudding!!!
Cheese!!! Petit means small.. But This Brie ain’t petit compared to the normal Brie!
Foie Gras… Not my favourite…
Presents for Christmas!
We got Papy a Nose hair trimmer. He tried to use it on Mamie!
Aromatherapy for Isa. She loves Aroma and Scents!! Especially Vanilla!
Kiss for the camera!!
Mother and Son…
Father, Son and future daughter-in-law.
My turn!!! My future mother in law bought me so many gifts!!!!
Gift number 1: Her Dog! (YEah right!)
Gift Number 2: Scratch cards!
Gift number 3: Make Up Box! (I seriously believe she bought the biggest available!) Don’t think I own that much make up. Probably just enough for the first tier.
Gift number 3: French Manicure set (I still haven’t tried it after one year)
Gift number 4: Make up palette which contains everything
Eye shadow, rouge, foundation, lipsticks. That is almost everything right?
Winter wear for the rest of the days in winter France!
A gift from Mamie: A shiny silver scarf… I love the shine on the scarf.
Olive bath set from Mamie
Time for dinner. We are having appetisers only for Dinner… We just munch munch munch away!!
Little open face sandwiches
Bacon wrapped egg salad
More open face sandwiches
Quail Eggs in thousand island
Desserts from carrefour and my Buche!!