petite anglaise

February 13, 2006

satin jimjams #2

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 8:44 pm

Those of you who were paying attention last January will remember a rash promise made by yours truly involving posing for the interweb in nothing but a pair of satin pyjamas. Luckily, I came second in the “best blog” category of the European Weblog Awards, and didn’t have to put my money where my (big) mouth was.

This year, I will refrain from trying to influence the voting in such an underhand way, but may I suggest that you spare a few seconds to take a look at this site and cast your votes as you see fit. There are some very good blogs represented there, and hopefully you may stumble across some others which tickle your fancy.

I am rather thinly spread across several categories once again, but I think petite anglaise is more a personal blog than an expat blog these days, don’t you think? I think the term “best” sounds very nice, but I’m not sure how one is supposed to quantify how much “better” one blog is than another.


  1. PS is it just me, or does that teddy look a little bit trussed up and uncomfortable in its blue, star spangled duct tape?

    And isn’t it bad luck to wear a santa hat in February?

    Comment by petite — February 13, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

  2. I don’t care what kind of blog this is… it is one of my favorites right now. Keeps me laughing and wondering what is coming next. Isn’t that the important thing?

    Comment by azure_erin — February 13, 2006 @ 11:10 pm

  3. I agree, he looks like he’s in a ransom note photo. Send marmalade sandwiches, or the bear gets it.

    Comment by katie — February 13, 2006 @ 11:51 pm

  4. Well, petite, I can tell you it was not an easy task to convince the teddy model to wear a satin pajama. He was a bit overweight at the time ;)… and not too willing to cooperate since all through the photoshoot he thought he would be displayed every year wearing a golden glam top held together behind his back by some firm female fingers. You can imagine his relief when he realised how photoshop had saved his dignity by turning the glam top into a satin pajama, featuring a European flag ;).

    The santa cap is a reminder that we’re a bit late this year. So yes, bad luck – bad servers. But good luck to you, of course. Tobias

    Comment by Tobias — February 14, 2006 @ 12:17 am

  5. katie – I almost fell off my chair. Marmelade sandwiches, indeed!

    Comment by petite — February 14, 2006 @ 12:26 am

  6. Have put my marker on the right spot and deservedly so, you’re way out in front.

    Comment by sean — February 14, 2006 @ 3:16 am

  7. Did my vote just now. Of course, at the right place. Maybe you should repeat your offer from the last time – you seem to be really in front of your competitors, so it would give us a good chance to get what we look for … Petite in Pyjamas.

    Comment by adventurertobe — February 14, 2006 @ 8:51 am

  8. I look forward to reading your ‘diary’ and can’t wait to see you in satin!

    I’ve cast my vote to help keep you ahead of the others. Keep on blogging!


    Comment by Alan — February 14, 2006 @ 9:27 am

  9. mais voyons très chère, tu n’es plus une expat…

    Comment by schuey — February 14, 2006 @ 9:32 am

  10. cela fait bien longtemps que tu n’es plus expat, non ? ;)

    Comment by schuey — February 14, 2006 @ 9:33 am

  11. well I suppose if I really got a LOT of votes I might consider donning some satin. We’ll see.

    Comment by petite — February 14, 2006 @ 10:27 am

  12. The bear is being held hostage and and will not be set free until the satin pajamas are shown………of course, we would settle for seeing you in some Victoria’s Secret outfits as well…………

    Comment by Dave of the Lake — February 14, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

  13. Perhaps something satiny like this:

    Comment by katie — February 14, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

  14. I’m also casting my vote for you this year, partly as a form of penitence, but also because you genuinely deserve it. Good luck!

    Comment by Michael M. — February 14, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

  15. I bloody hate the term ‘humorous’, and am cross I didn’t make the ‘best expert or scholar’ category. That would have been a good one to go for.

    However I would like it to be known that I won’t be posing in anything should I win one.

    Comment by JonnyB — February 14, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

  16. Changed it, just for you.

    Comment by David Weman — February 14, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

  17. Big, wet yet vigorous, French (?) kiss on V-Day.

    Comment by dan — February 14, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

  18. Oh yes that is better, thank you David. This is the influential place where THINGS HAPPEN!!!

    Good luck, P.A., BTW. We do not clash so I will vote for you.

    Comment by JonnyB — February 14, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

  19. Au moins tout cela a le mérite de vous découvrir.
    Je vous lis pour la première fois, avec intérêt.

    Comment by ron — February 14, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

  20. petite,I’m from the states and love your blog full of everyday things romance and growth. And all in Paris to boot. How wonderful. At night when I can’t sleep from pain I push the button for your blog and it takes me away to what life might be living in a magic place. One of these days I will get there. In the mean time this blog takes me there for now. In hopes that you and tadpole never stop writing about your life’s adventures.
    Your friend,
    Ps I just voted!

    Comment by Linda — February 15, 2006 @ 2:27 pm

  21. Ptt! I went to the teddy bear’site and voted yesterday. Tried to do the same today but apparently I cannot do it again? Is anyone else experiencing this? How can I vote again, or is it just one time??

    Comment by Eau — February 15, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

  22. Of course you can only vote once – duh!

    Comment by Jude — February 15, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

  23. I hope these jarmies are washed and ironed etc.

    Comment by Greavsie — February 15, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

  24. First, I would like to congrats you for the 2nd position. Second, this tedy is looking cute.

    Comment by emma — February 16, 2006 @ 7:57 am

  25. The satin pijamas will sure look better on you than on me !
    Best of luck ! I enjoy reading your Parisian adventures, my fellow countrymen need a bit of spicy humour like yours.

    Comment by Lunettes Rouges — February 16, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

  26. Désolée… Il me semble que Veuve Tarquine a eu la deuxième place…

    Comment by cornelie — February 19, 2006 @ 9:01 am

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