Saturday, June 30, 2012

HAHAHAHA, HUNGER GAMES!


Written by me, Isabella, the magsnificent (see what I did there?) daughter of Theceliachusband. 

Because everybody is drooling over the food and house on this blog, I decided maybe to throw in the most random thing you'll see on this blog.
H.Peter/Papa tells me I can't write strictly about The Hunger Games. He says I have to relate it somehow, so I might as well get that over and done with before he deletes this blog post, complaining that nobody wants to hear about 'The Hunger Games.' ;) 
Peeta bakes. Peeta is cool. I like Peeta. Peeta is odd though. 'If I'm going to die, I wanna still be me.' Then he nearly dies disguised as a rock. (Going by the movie here, just in case anybody cares to correct me)
I'm just going to attach some pictures now... messily..




I have no words.


I loaf this. I think we all knead more posts like these.



Not now, Spongebob...



Where's the pita?

Josh looks gorgeous.

This isn't Seneca Crane. If it's not, who is it? It's Lysander, the guy that ripped off the style of Seneca Crane's beard. Or his brother or something. It was a waste though because Lysander shaved it off.

Don't you guys think we should do something with all this money and technology? Solve all the worlds problems? End world hunger... save the rain forests? No? Just me? - Random Gamemaker 


Mom, dad, please? Pleeeeease? Pretty please with sugar cubes and lamb stew on top? 

I'd buy it. 


Lucky for me, no Capitol citizens came to pull my name out of a glass bowl this year...



And that's why Isabelle is smiling ;)



Saves people from District 12. Forgets to save Peeta's family.

.... Not creepy haha


The main reason my parents are confused as to why I yelled 'Finnick!' when sugarcubes were mentioned..

And that's all. Au revoir!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

RENOVATE IN FRANCE


No lunch today. We drove all the way from Troyers to Jarnac without stopping in less than 5 hours. We just wanted to see how far the renovations got. 

The good news, it looks really good, most plans and changes got executed, those which were not, can still be implemented or improved. 
The kitchen had the most room for improvement and by removing that toilet and install the water heater in the next room, the kitchen has much more space now. 
Victoria is going to keep it simple and we can't wait to get going with the paint and cabinets.

Bathrooms in an old house are always a challenge. The plumber laid out a great floor plan, only to be nixed by the GC after the insulation took up too much width in one area. Much tighter fit, but we will make it work. 
A former glass block window is now replaced with a real one that actually opens up as well.

Isabella may just turn out the bigger winner in these renovations, her bath room and closet are just perfect, except for the window by the toilet, but we will fix that easy with some privacy film.....

Still lots to do, definitely behind schedule, but overall a great progress. Stay tuned for more updates.



APPLIANCES READY TO BE INSTALLED

TOOLS STILL NEEDED

"DON'T WORRY"....(YEAH RIGHT)

DUSTY MESS

ISABELLA'S BATH TUB

AND CLOSET

LONG HALLWAY (THE SHINING ANYONE?)

VICTORIA'S 

GONE AND REPLACED....

....WITH A REALWINDOW

LA CHAUDIERE, HEATS IT ALL

A BETTER KITCHEN



SOME OF OUR BELONGINGS. CAN'T WAIT TO UNPACK


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

BACK ON THE ROAD TO JARNAC


It's hard to believe we arrived in Austria nearly 8 weeks ago. Time flies when you enjoy it. We got most of the things done we planned, missed out on a few (we have not met with all friends we wanted to meet), ate a lot and spent some good times with my family. Austria is a special country, peaceful, clean and perfect for a holiday.


It's time though to get back to Jarnac, finish up the house, wait for the container with our household to arrive from Calgary and immerse ourselves into the french way of life for good. If you think about it, we arrived in the Charente on October 31st, 2011 with no clear plan what the outcome would be like.
And now 8 month later, in our own home, we will live in France.  Jarnac.
Isabella will start school in September, a real one in french, not a virtual school in Canada on her computer at her leisure.


Victoria will continue with her gluten free bakery concept, plus some other ideas along those lines and I will get back in the swing of things with my business as well.
And just to add some extra fun to the mix, we will offer holiday rentals in our house by (we hope) March 2013. 


Exciting times. We can't wait.



 HINTERSTODER

VICTORIA GOES NATIVE

AFTER SHE ALMOST GOT TAKEN AWAY BY THESE COPS

ISABELLA TURNED 12

AND HUNG OUT WITH OPA

WHILE WE DID A LOT OF EMAILING WITH THE CONTRACTOR

 AND VICTORIA WENT TO REGINA

WE HUNG OUT WITH FRIENDS

I ATE SOME OF THESE

WE MET THE MASTER BAKER

PLANTED A GARDEN

MADE ELDER FLOWER JUICE

ATE LOTS OF FARM EGGS

HUNTED FOR ANTIQUES

 BUT NOW BACK TO WORK

FIX UP THE HOUSE

FINALLY MOVE IN

SO WE CAN MAKE GLUTEN FREE PIZZA FOR YOU

AND LOTS OF GF DESSERTS TOO


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

GLUTEN FREE BIG STARS



A visit to Calgary for Victoria would not be complete without visiting the fabulous baker boys at Big Star.
They continue to churn out Alberta's best gluten free products, day in day out. 

They successfully put their own stamp on the product, extended the range a bit and keep local Celiacs happy. Victoria enjoyed the gluten free Baguette with some triple cream Brie and fig jam.

If you have not had a Baguette from Big Star Bake House, you are missing out.



A BEAUTY

CHEESE BUNS

PERFECT GLUTEN FREE BREAD

GF HAMBURGER BUNS

ALMOST ALL GONE BY 11

GF QUICHE

THE BEST GF FLOUR MIX

THE BEST GLUTEN FREE BAKERY