Friday, June 25, 2010
This is a very difficult post to write. The morning I posted about recharging my batteries and looking forward to the rest of the year; I found my beloved l'Homme collapsed in our hallway. He has had a massive bleed to his brain and is in intensive care in a critical condition. This is a freak of nature thing. And it has been horrendous. I am so sorry you have to hear this way.
I have incredible support, the Petits are absolutely fine.
I have been posting updates on my facebook page, if you would like to befriend me to watch our progress as a family, you are very welcome.
Michelle Belle has decided she will continue running Galerie Montmartre, however, we will be closed on Sundays along with the Mondays. She feels it is her way to contribute and she is so very capable.
I need you to send us positive thoughts, as shiny and positive as you can. l'Homme has a will of steel, he is still with us and that is a good thing.
Thank you for reading, thank you for your love. I know this will be a very large shock to you. This is an enormous shock to everyone who knows our family, you don't expect a beautiful, strong, healthy man to have such a thing happen. L'Homme has had the best two months of his life, and I feel so happy knowing that his days leading to this tragic event were the happiest, most exciting of his life.
I will not be posting for a little while, but have every intention of being back in blogland in the future.
With much love and hope...
Shelley T - Femme de M
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
....well, when I said I would see you on Tuesday, I didn't exactly say which Tuesday it would be!
I did something pretty indulgent last week.
I ran away from home, on my own and stayed away for two whole nights. I didn't speak to another person for a total of 24hours before dabbling in a tiny bit of retail therapy in beautiful Melbourne (oh sweet city of mine, how I adore you!). I also took myself to a gorgeous and renowned French bistro for lunch - Steak au Poivre and Chocolate Souffle washed down with a glass of Shiraz. Seriously indulgent. And it worked! As every hour went by I could feel myself thinking clearly again, the creative juices began flowing, my enthusiasm for everything returned full throttle. And now, here I am, on the second shortest day of the year (yes, I got to hear a little of what was happening in the Southern Hemisphere too!!) ready for a fabulous second half of the year.
So, let's hear it for running away from home and recharging those batteries!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
And he arrived back with vintage posters galore and so many wonderful stories and the odd gift for the Petit's and moi from wonderful Paris.
Due to the jetlag, our schedules have been completely different, meaning that L'Homme has been working at Galmont from 4:00am, coming home to be with the Petits during the mad breakfast rush and then going back to the retail space....crashing on the couch before 7:00pm. I'm sure we'll have a conversation within the next few days (!) - then I can pass on every bit of information to you, dear readers. Can't wait to share some French goodness with you all.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
-image; via sfgirlbybay
Melbourne Winters never get this cold, but I love this image. When I think of Winter I think of reading, chocolate, red wine, soup, hats, boots, dinner parties and conversation. So bring on the colder weather, this Femme is ready!