Thursday, June 14, 2007

MEH. GRR. ETC...


We (by which I mean Lola and I) are most perturbed - disturbed even. Since 7.30am there has been a Polish plumber and his mate ripping pipes out from under the floor in the flat upstairs, which was supposed to happen at the weekend when . I . will . not . be . here. How, I ask you, are you supposed to eat the VERY LAST of your eurostar smuggled Pierre Herme macarons with all that racket going on? (If you want to see what all the fuss is about re: PH there are some good pics here.)
And I was saving the Abricot Pistache until last.

This week we have been mostly: 1: Hating London. 2: Doing that annoying and completely futile comparison thing where you compare everything in London to the way it would be in Paris. 3: Blaming all ills, petty annoyances and problems on London/England. 4: Not helping: Walking (yes walking! Being in Paris cured my foot somehow) through the city at lunchtime watching investment bankers rush in droves clutching sad plastic bags with plastic sandwiches in, talking on mobiles saying, "re-mortgaging's the only option..blah blah...terms of contract..blah...shall be instructing my solicitor.." and realising with absolute certainty that I have nothing in common with these people, and even if they earn 100 times more than I do, their quality of life sucks and I think they are all insane.

We, well I (since Loly has never been to Paris and is only grumpy if you try to pick her up) have been very busy with the above - moaning, complaining, being generally grumpy and so have not lavished this space with the attention it deserves. For this we apologise and make amends with this picture of cuteness.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh dear dear dear-- or, shall I say, oh la la LA la--

The funk has got you, too, hmm? And here I thought it was a stateside only kind of ennui. So sorry for the emotional discord-- surely London will turn around and charm you again sometime soon soon-- although as fellow Paris lover, I do know there's no place like "home" . . still, sending you bon courage -- bluepoppy

l'embrouillamini said...

Quelle mignonne! What lovely little hands she has :) x

Fiona said...

I know. London is shit.

Lola is lovely though and she is a londoner! Does she go outside ? I assume she goes outside but, you know, if she is an indoor cat then maybe I could get one!

Lola is Beauty said...

Lola does go outside but she's not very adventurous. She follows me when I go in the garden! This is good as she's less likely to go off and get run over. The cat I babysit in Paris is an indoor cat and he doesn't seem to mind, though he did jump out of the (5th floor) window once...yes, you need a lazy cat or get a tiny kitten and as it grows up it'll think your flat is the entire universe - won't know any better.

Mrs Fashion said...

I want a cat soooooo badly - she is adorable!
Mrs F x

negrito said...

ahem is the Polish plumber as sexy as expected ?

Iheartfashion said...

What a sweetie!

Catherine said...

Lola is gorgeous! I can understand the love, I have a burmese Angus and he rules the roost! I have loved hearing about Paris, I have never been to London or Europe so to me it all sounds fabulous!

Lilac Stripe said...

Eek she is beautiful...I want a cat so badly too!

Lola is Beauty said...

Lola thanks you for your kind comments, though she is, of course, used to adoration wherever she goes...negrito - the polish plumber is definitely NOT sexy unfortunately! You just can't get good staff these days.