Monday, February 3, 2014

My personal film festival... and I am so amazed!

I have had my own film festival last week. I love going to the cinema and - I may sound a bit odd - I love going alone in the afternoon. There are only a few people in the cinema hall and, watching movies when everybody else is at work, has something illegal about it and a kind of luxury!

However, I went to watch:

Inside Llewyn Davies - a comedy drama by Joel and Ethan Coen. 
The music made me dream and so did the actor Oscar Isaac. Read about the story here.

The Wolf of Wall Street - an American black comedy by Martin Scorsese with brilliantly acting Leonardo DiCaprio. It helped me a lot to understand why the financial crisis happened.
Read about the story here.

Philomena - a British-French-American comedy drama by Stephen Frears with Judie Dench and Steve Coogan. A sad (true) story which encouraged me to never loose faith. 
Judie Dench's acting is fantastic! Read more here.

Last but not least: The Italian Opera Nabucco by Guiseppe Verdi, composed in 1841.
Filmed in the world-famous Teatro Scala in Milan. 
The singing and the music was so powerful - a fest for the ears even in the cinema!
Read more here.

Then I would like to thank you all for your comments. I am deeply touched! I do not know for how long I will be posting on. It takes up a lot of time as you all know and life is just so short to do everything one would love to do! I admire everyone of you who comments, takes photos, writes stories, publishes inspirations of so many things, etc. etc. It's incredible all the talents you have out there! 
Thank you so much for sharing it all!

♥  Emilie's daughter ♥ 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Before and after...

 Sprouts, blue grapes, walnuts mixed with olive oil, maple syrup, salt and coarse-ground pepper. 
Mix well, put on a tray and bake in the oven at 200°C for about 30 minutes. 

That's what it looked after baking:

As we had overmuch bread I made the following:

Cut bread in half, spread some butter and mustard on it, put Camembert cheese on top, sprinkle with rose pepper, coarse-ground pepper and bake in the oven at 200°C until the cheese has melted.

Before baking:

After baking:

I think this is an easy dinner for an easy evening in wintertime - 
and a glass of red wine with it, is the final touch!


♥  Emilie's daughter ♥ 

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How to live a simple live...

I have not been absent for quite some time... but I have not forgotten you all! I hope you started well and happily into 2014!

I have just watched a documentary on BBC4 about British Reverend Pete Owen Jones which a found very interesting, charming, funny and which is providing me with ample food for thought! I do not approve of everything Pete Owen Jones says but I think he is right: Downsizing our lives could be the word! The documentary takes sometime to watch but I believe it is well worth it! Enjoy and if you wathch it, let me know what you think!

Hope to be back soon and read all your recent posts!

♥  Emilie's daughter ♥ 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I had difficulties taking a pic of our Christmas tree. So it is with this snippet I am wishing you all 


Thanks for always stopping by and keeping my blogging spirits up!

♥ Emilie's daughter ♥

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Hubby's stars and Manuela's stitching

When hubby came home...

Made with love by Manula

Last week hubby came come from his studio and presented me a bag of wooden stars he made out of waste wood. He has made a lovely job because they are all in a different shape. I painted them in white and now they are displayed on the rack he has made last year.

AND there is another wonderful present I received! It is that lovely bag with the Christmas ornaments stitched by Manuela from Lilla Svalan. At the moment it holds our onions! Thank you very much, Manuela!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

♥ Emilie's daughter 

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

SImple Christmas in the mountains

Stéphane Houlmann and Mirko Bettschen

I was at my hairdresser's and flipping through magazines when my attention was drawn to photos of a Chalet in the Bernese Oberland. Loving the style and therefore looking at it more closely, I realized that the house belongs to a former neighbor of ours. Stéphane Houlmann and his partner produce, write and sell interior, architecture and design features. So far they have released two books. For more please visit their website. As you can see below they are also portrayed in the December issue of Elle Decoration in the UK!

Last Friday I met Stéphane in town and congratulated him to his stylish yet cozy house and that a little bit I envy him...

Wishing you a cuddly 4th Advent!

♥ Emilie's daughter ♥ 

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last post - Christmassy London

Oxford Street

Regents Street

Carnaby Street

Trafalgar Square

Christmas time in London - the last post about our visit - 
but not the last time I visited at his time of the year! Promised!

Emilie's daughter

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