Yet again I had a wonderful evening with cooking and friends. It turned out to be a late night because we had so much food to prepare. After cooking for 2 and a half hours, the girls and I enjoyed our:
Charlotte de chou-fleur aux aperges blanches et caviar d'Aquitaine
Today I've been to town to check out the installations for the expo. Design City Luxembourg offers a series of events highlighting industrial and urban furniture design in different parts of the city, and the long-term aim is the integration of design as a philosophy of life and of the city. I find some of the installations very interesting and most comfortable (Holly All and Skystation) and some of them not so comfortable...
Today is the first day of the expo design city. For those who live in Luxembourg or thinking of coming here in the next 6 weeks, I will recommend you to take the designtrack in and around town, where you can find several installations. I hope I'll find time for it on Monday, and then I will post some pictures. Today and tomorrow there is a fleamarket at Aldringen where they sell secondhand designer furniture. Go to designcity.lu for more info. Have a nice weekend, now my garden is calling....
Yesterday evening I had the pleasure to be invited to a private viewing of the Belgian artist Jacqueline Devreux. She wasn't known for me so I didn't know what to expect, but it really turned into a nice experience. Her paintings looks like old photos that she has painted over, and the colour pallett she use is just wonderful. I did find a couple of paintings that I really liked, so if I win the lottery I know what to buy..... I was allowed to take some photos, and give you here a little taste.
Every Wednesday and Saturday Place Guillaume is transformed into a lively market. I try to go there as often as I can since it's giving me a pleasant feeling and reminds me that I no longer live in Norway. The things you can buy, such as flowers, vegetables etc. are of high quality. And the best tapenade and aubergine puré you buy from Reza who lights up every time he sees me, because then he can practise his Norwegian :-)
This has been a really busy weekend! We had one of the big events going on, the Duck Race. This is an annual event organized by the Round Table in Luxembourg, and since my husband is an active "Tabler" this has turned into a family event as well. It's funny to see all the people gathering to watch 8000 yellow plastic ducks swimming down the river, but it so much more than that, really a fiesta. And all the money they raise goes to charity.
I had a quit difficult task for my photo lesson this time, shadows. We are of course surrounded by shadows all the time, but we don`t think so much about it when we walk around. So this task really got me open my eyes, and made me think about how many nice sights we are surrounded with. This was the winner....
... and here are my other candidates.
Please feel free to make a comment, good or bad, that`s how I learn :-)
Yesterday we had an invitation for an exhibition in the tunnel in Grund. It was my children and their friends at St George's School who had made this colourfull art exhibition. The opening speech was held by the British Ambassador in Lux, and I promise that there were a lot of proud parents and excited children in the "grotto" that evening.
my sons and his class project
I took these picture earlier that day, at the opening it was to crowded.
Let us not leave the Eiffel Tour quite yet. Last year we rented a studio close to the Tower, but I was sadly disappointed when I found out that we did not have the view that we had expected. When I saw out the window I could see the Tower, but as a reflection in the surrounded buildings......
This is a project that I have been thinking about for a while. Took some close ups photos of the Eiffel tower, printed it out on transfer paper and ironed it on canvas ( like I did with the pillow). Think it will be nice in my "engineer" son's bedroom.
I will post the photos as well, because I kinda like them.
Today my fingers were itching to start doing some work in the garden. I have planted some herbs like Oregano and Timian because they resist cold (not sure if we are done with frost nights yet), and these small pots of Muscati, how adorable are they!. On my wish list I have an olivetree and magnolia, and I need something nice in my big, white pots. I also see that our garden need some amount of work this year, so we better get started.....
This old forest green jar from Bulach (Swiss) I bought at the Easter Market on Monday. My idea was to use it as a light holder, or even to contain dried chilies in it, but when I found this fresh, young rasberry twigs a long the road, I could not resist......
After having a long brunch with friends today, we decided to go to town. We heard that it is a tradition in Luxembourg to have a crafts market every Easter Monday. Craftsmen from the whole region come with their art, specially the clay birds flute. But you can find all sorts of things, even flowers and fleas.... and a lot of people!
Nice to be home again, even though I already miss the sun and warm wind from Cyprus. I am now looking forward to a few, quite easter days with a lot of sweets, norwegian delicates pinnekjøtt and books from my favourite crime-author, the icelandic Arnaldur Indridason.