Saturday, November 12, 2011


Amazing city, beautiful hotel (especially the view from the infinity pool on the top), and great orchids too!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Here and away

Today was the first time I ever wished that my lab did the bises (kisses). I'm leaving today for two weeks. And I'm actually sad to go! I'm not sad to leave my tiny apartment, or the shoving and pushing of rush hour, but I am sad that I will miss two weeks of knitting nights, more adventures in the lab cantine, the start of the lab's Christmas baking contest, sarcastic conversations in the chem lab, and hearing french every day. Sometimes it takes leaving a place to figure out why you want to stay...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Packing is occurring

It all fits in my small suitcase! Then again, I am going to a country where it is summer year-round! Two days until my flight to Singapore!!

Monday, November 7, 2011


Using the lovely Melissa's oven, I baked cookies for my lab mates! They didn't come out the same as in the States, but my lab mates still scarfed them down faster than I've ever seen them eat sweets! :-D

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mystery pics

Some mystery pics of things I've been working on. No more info until the gifts are given and received!

Mystery #1:

Mystery #2:

Mystery #3

Mystery #3 part 2...

Frommage Friday

Today: a lovely Cabasses cheese.

You know its fresh from the farm because there are still bits of hay attached to the back of the cheese.

Its a medium-hard cheese with a pungent smell but subtle taste. I liked it, but didn't love it. But it was a perfect dinner with a demi-baguette and a fresh chocolate mousse (also homemade from the cheese shop!)

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Wait, I have 8 hrs of sunlight to look forward to at the end of Dec???

Not looking good...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cake shop

Beautiful, but too expensive to eat!