A New Year, a New You? I don’t know about that, I do know, that today was a day of coffee in bed, my favourite galette des trois rois ( a beautiful French cake made with puff pastry and filled with frangipane or almonds)* and a present. A day of flowers and friendship and amazingly of smiles in shops and restaurants and even free salmon cuttings from the chef at the sushi restaurant, which he gave me for the cats, instead of throwing the cuttings out. It was an international day, starting with Italian coffee, imported by me, French pastry, Sashimi for lunch, tea brought back from the UK for tea with an Italian Cannolo (mini-cannolo) and then for dinner Tagine at the Moroccan restaurant across the border in France. I saw a friend for lunch, (she spent most of it purple in the face from laughing too hard (which made me feel like a great entertainer :)) and my family and I generally had a fabulous day. The sun the sky and the cold snowy weather provided the perfect backdrop.
All in all it was a a day that was absolutely perfect.
So wonderful it deserved to be captured.
*Traditionally made to celebrate epiphany. There is a small figure of a king inside, whoever gets the king, is allowed to wear a little paper crown all day, which reminds me, where did I put that crown? The cake I bought, to my utter disgust, had a crown stamped with star wars imperial forces images and the cake “bean” was a star-ship fighter plane, considering this is a cake made for epiphany, I was very unimpressed. But I should have paid more attention in the shop, I suppose.