14th July has actually been and gone here now, but this morning we woke to the terrible news coming from France as they celebrate their national day. Our hearts go out to all those affected by what has taken place in Nice.
We introduced my son to France 3 years ago. My mum, my son, and I holidayed together. We spent a few days in Paris, then travelled by train to Thoiry where we spent the week with my sister’s two young boys. We try and keep the memories of this trip alive, as it was a very big adventure for my then nearly 7 year old.
Yesterday I asked my son to do some research on what Bastille Day is, the who/what/when/where/why/how. He gave us a little summary last night. I wonder if he remembers any of it today lol.
Last night for dinner I made Coq au Vin, followed by chocolate mousse. Then I decided that a new manicure was in order. So at 9pm last night I started on my Bastille Day nails
You can read about why I prefer to paint my nails in the evening here.
You can see that my henna tattoo is almost gone 😦 Although it has lasted almost a week.
This morning we had croissants with home made plum jam, and chocolat chaud (hot chocolate). I took the opportunity to have my son take some photos on my phone.
The light makes things look a little messy. They look much neater than that!
For those that are interested, here are the polishes I used:
Cutex 2 in 1 Base Coat, Manicare Mirror Shine Top Coat
Australis Blue Tiger, Sally Hansen Micro-fiber Base Coat (yes, I use it as a colour), Essence Fame Fatal.
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