petite anglaise

September 13, 2005

cherry lips

Filed under: Tadpole rearing — petiteanglaiseparis @ 8:02 pm

My birthday weekend was a resounding success.

In spite of the fact that we had to take a late train to Rennes, after a day on which I would rather not have been at work, with a Tadpole who was visibly wilting more every second and had lost what little grasp of logic and reason she normally possesses, but who was hell bent on fighting the urge to sleep. Suffice to say that there were moments where complimentary earplugs would have been welcome. For everyone in the carriage.

In spite of the fact that Tadpole swallowed several cherry tomatoes without first biting or chewing, which resulted in her thoughtfully redecorating my Lover’s apartment (with special attention paid to the sofa) in warm cherry tones the following morning.

In spite of the fact that once I had left Paris, and finally began to let go of the stresses of the past week, I then spent most of the weekend in a comatose, horizontal state, unable to venture out from between my cool, white sheets for any extended period of time, lulled by the mutterings of cricket commentators in the next room (or the slightly less soothing sound of Grand Prix). Not the most dynamic weekend I have spent in recent times.

But my ipod now boasts a lovely, baby blue leather cover which fits ever so snugly. I had to amend one of my 33 things when I opened my other birthday gifts. I am also the proud owner of a very fetching pair of “I’ll never get laid in these” Miffy pyjamas.

The highlight of my weekend was being treated to a divine meal where I feasted on foie gras poêlé and magret de canard à la fleur d’oranger and other such delights.

So, on balance, this birthday girl is not complaining. (For once.)


  1. Excellent !

    (The Birthday not the Complaining)

    Comment by Greavsie — September 13, 2005 @ 8:14 pm

  2. Happy Birthday! Glad you had a good one! :)

    Comment by yayaempress — September 13, 2005 @ 8:24 pm

  3. Miffy pyjamas?

    Comment by andre — September 13, 2005 @ 8:37 pm

  4. happy belated birthday!

    you’ve found someone who has no probs with tadpole redecorating – keep the man!!!!

    Comment by mary — September 13, 2005 @ 9:27 pm

  5. From my mum. Who, understandably, never purchases gifts with the idea of me getting laid at the forefront of her mind.

    I do like miffy, but I tend to express this by buying Tadpole pyjamas rather than wearing them myself.

    But they are very warm…

    Comment by petite — September 13, 2005 @ 9:36 pm

  6. Oh! I’m disappointed! I thought the Miffy pyjamas had “I’ll never get laid in these” emblazoned across the front as a slogan. Now those, I would buy.

    Comment by Hannah — September 13, 2005 @ 9:43 pm

  7. I’m willing to bet that if you wore the Miffy pyjamas the next time your friend comes to visit you they will end up on the floor fairly quickly.

    Comment by joeinvegas — September 13, 2005 @ 10:02 pm

  8. Well you needn’t worry about your miffy pyjamas stopping you from getting laid – you can always put your other present to use!

    Comment by Ellie — September 13, 2005 @ 10:13 pm

  9. Hooray for sex toys!! Even in my blissful relationship, there are some long cold nights alone for all of us. I hope it’s a vibrator–easier to test my orgasm-as-a-headache-remedy theory.

    Of course, maybe Lover has a fetish he wished to share?

    Comment by Leslie — September 13, 2005 @ 10:59 pm

  10. Happy Birthday Petite. Seems odd to get both miffy pj’s and a sex toy on the same day, but Mums and boyfriends do have rather opposite ideas of what the bedroom is for.

    Comment by kiki — September 13, 2005 @ 11:12 pm

  11. Happy Birthday to you. I also celebrated my birthday very recently, and it was also a good one. Big Up the Virgos. Hope you enjoyed the cricket, I certainly did.

    Comment by stressqueen — September 13, 2005 @ 11:52 pm

  12. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy belated birthday to you petite, happy birthday to you! (insert own singing voice!) … sounds like a great birthday actually :) … despite the cherry flavouring! …

    Comment by Miss Lisa — September 14, 2005 @ 2:27 am

  13. “I am also the proud owner of a very fetching pair of “I’ll never get laid in these” Miffy pyjamas. ”

    You are fantastic…

    Comment by Miss Pink — September 14, 2005 @ 2:58 am

  14. Happy Birthday y Feliz Aniversario!!!

    Comment by Sarah — September 14, 2005 @ 3:57 am

  15. Glad you had a good birthday weekend.

    Comment by Universal Soldier — September 14, 2005 @ 7:52 am

  16. I fear I may have said too much…

    Sorry mum.

    Comment by petite — September 14, 2005 @ 9:11 am

  17. Sofa for sale. 1 careless owner, better days no longer available for viewing. Unique “tomato” upholstery.

    Buyer collects.


    Comment by Jim in Rennes — September 14, 2005 @ 11:13 am

  18. okay now you have to explain to me when to use “In spite ” and when “despite”… :)

    Happy that you are (happy)

    Comment by stephan — September 14, 2005 @ 11:42 am

  19. So ‘Jim in Rennes’ otherwise known as ‘Lover’ I presume………….

    Comment by P in France — September 14, 2005 @ 3:21 pm

  20. Happy Birthday, Petite!

    Have you noticed there are two #16s in the list? Hehe…

    Comment by Justine — September 14, 2005 @ 3:28 pm

  21. Dear P in France,
    Doh! It took you this long to work it out???

    Comment by Mancunian Lass — September 14, 2005 @ 3:29 pm

  22. Dear Mancunian Lass,

    No it didn’t and are you always so charming in your comments Dohhhhhhhhhhhh…………..

    Comment by P in France — September 14, 2005 @ 4:30 pm

  23. Dearest Jim-in-Rennes —
    You can always try “VomiKid”. I promise – it will take zee stink RIGHT OUT! Only available in France…

    Comment by Francaise de Coeur — September 14, 2005 @ 4:51 pm

  24. Sorry, this report on your wonderful weekend away is missing some essential details:
    1)Was Jim still in shorts this weekend?
    2)What did you drink with the devine duck’s bits at the restaurant?
    3)Is it printed across the top or the bottoms of those pyjamas?
    4)Pyjamas already at 33?

    Comment by Parkin Pig — September 14, 2005 @ 4:53 pm

  25. 4)Pyjamas already at 33?


    5)Still wearing Pyjamas at 33 ?

    Comment by P in France — September 14, 2005 @ 7:01 pm

  26. To Stephan:

    “in spite of” and “despite” are pretty much interchangeable, I would say…

    Comment by anxious — September 14, 2005 @ 7:58 pm

  27. Happy Birthday, petite. (I know I am a little late. Just one of those crazy weeks for me.)

    Febreze is a brand-name product here in the US that works miracles with odors. Less expensive than buying a new sofa!

    Comment by Elle — September 14, 2005 @ 10:39 pm

  28. Elle: You can get Febreze here, too, but it doesn’t touch the effectiveness of the “VomiKid” – take it from the mom of a 2-year-old who used to have reflux.

    And since Mr. Jim-in-Rennes is advertising his sofa on a forum where 100% of the potential buyers know exactly where the “decorating” came from…um, well, I think his chances of selling are pretty low.

    Comment by Francaise de Coeur — September 14, 2005 @ 10:44 pm

  29. Bon anniversaire, even if a bit late. Sometimes a weekend of rest is exactly what the birthday girl needs.

    Comment by Bluegrass Mama — September 15, 2005 @ 4:27 am

  30. I just caught up with you and saw the censorship piece. I don’t know what the laws are there but here it’s quite like “1984”. Employers are reading blogs and when the content relates to them and they don’t like it, they sue or terminate employment. They also use spying software to see what their employees are emailing or where, when, and how much they’re internet surfing.I would think that if no one knows who you work for you’d have some camoflage. B’day wishes. Suzi

    Comment by Suzi — September 15, 2005 @ 11:47 pm

  31. You are probably the first non-gay blogger I have linked to and I know why, you’re funny, British (I’m a British-American) and you live in Paris, n’est-ce pas? Tadpole has the most beautiful eyes. J’y vois, je crois, un enfant qui sait bien amadouer les autres!!!

    Comment by Jimmy — September 16, 2005 @ 8:20 am

  32. Bon anniversaire, petite… your “33 things” link appears to be broken; thought you’d want to know!

    Comment by Lisa — September 16, 2005 @ 6:05 pm

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