Monthly Archives: December 2015

…Christmas arrived. After what seems like an annus horribilis, peace and joy has descended upon us. It may not be a white Christmas but it is certainly a happy one! Merry Christmas to all of you! x

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yes we made it!

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a hectic Christmas Eve schedule, with music, reading, cooking

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…and making pomander balls

How do you write when you haven’t been writing for weeks, if not over a month? I can’t answer….I suppose the only answer is that I have no answer. But I write this due to absence in communication, missing appointments, perhaps even being short and abrupt. It is not my meaning. It’s been a difficult year…the ICU experience seems in hindsight a breeze. No this is far worse. As if being in a perpetual state of alertness…that along with incessant headaches. They are of the kind paracetamol won’t bring relief. I do take them nevertheless to dull the most acute pain.

But I really don’t write this to complain. I have to find a way out…I owe it to myself and everyone else afflicted by the aftermath of my divorce. Yep there I said it….never wrote about it, and won’t write about it again.

But ok, for now anyone reading, anyone I have let down in my non-presence. Apologies. Thank you for understanding. I will of course be in contact but I can’t guarantee a swift reply.

à bientôt

The winter is blooming and my favourite lunch at this time of year is hot bowl of soup. The other day, my hands cuddling precious warm bowl, sipping in front of fire place and sometimes together with Netflix while it’s raining outside. I get super relax and feel some kind of wholeness to it. Watercress soup is one of my favourite recipe because it’s healthy, easy and taste pretty damn good. Susanne loves it. So here is the list of ingredient below serve for two.

150 g bag of Watercress
300 g Sweetcorn (from can or frozen)
1 x White Onion (chopped)
2 cloves of Garlic (chopped)
75ml Heavy Cream
500ml of Chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
A knob of butter (roughly 1 tbsp)

Method
Fry onion and butter for 5 mins till soften.
Add sweetcorn and garlic to the pan and put on high heat.
Add chicken stock to the pan and let it boil.
Throw in watercress leaves to wilt and turn off the heat so you don’t over cook.
Pour soup in a suitable deep container for blender. I use hand blender in a measure jug.
Blend till smooth, add cream and touch of salt and pepper to taste. I usually finish off with mix seed or crispy onion as a topping which is optional!

So simple and look pretty fancy!

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Simple, easy, fast watercress soup

What’s more seductive than wearing strap lace blouse day-night? Pure luxurious silk drape in bias cut fabric with petite black floral lace. Our model is wearing Full Fuschia lipstick that give kiss me quick look. To show off French lace detail, wear it together with white smoke tuxedo trousers. It’s pure enticement. www.fracasnoir.com

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 Bourbon French lace blouse in midnight blue colour 

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My early sketch last year for lace blouse

Style of the day is our Caribbean blue short sleeves dress with sweetheart neckline. I personally love mixing with this shimmer gold clutch from Asos, Deep Red (Amore at the Grand Canal) OPI nail vanish and Christian Louboutin Nude & Red heels. It’s so fresh yet glamorous!

FN1 dress mix match nude red

Blue Sweetheart dress with gold, nude and red accessories 

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