Monday, 29 September 2014

These Days - Ces jours-ci

flute lessons

leçons de flûte

cleaning out the greenhouse

ménage de la serre

picking lingonberries for jam

cueillette d'airelles pour des confitures

blueberry-lingonberry jam/ confiture de bleuets et d'airelles

and rosehips for syrup (thank you Sustainablemum for the inspiration)

et des églantiers pour faire du sirop (merci à Sustainablemum qui m'a inspirée)

a needle felted apple by Loane

une pomme feutrée à l'aiguille par Loane

a squirrel made by Loane (using a pattern from this wonderful magazine)

un écureuil fabriqué par Loane (suivant les instructions dans un numéro de Fanette et Filipin)

and some autumn paintings also by Loane

et quelques aquarelles d'automne par Loane aussi


  1. The lingonberry plants look beautiful I don't think we have them here. Our closest is probably bilberry which may be related as it looks similar. I do hope you enjoy your rosehip syrup!

  2. Lovely pictures! I have a question about the Fanette et Filipin magazine - is it only published in French? I ventured over to the website, and was confused by all the English, but no mention about an English edition. Thanks! Michele

    1. Hello Michele, Yes, it is a wonderful little magazine, but in French only. I don't think there is an English edition. I'm sorry for the confusion!

  3. Wonderful days you are having. I'm a bit confused by the berries - here in the supermarket cranberries are always sold under the name of airelles (although I've told them that i don't think it the correct translation). And blueberries here are called myrtilles.
    Fantastic looking squirrel.

    1. Hi Emma,
      yes, it is confusing! It's not only the French-English translation of the names, it's also the fact that there are so many varieties of wild berries. Here we have many kinds and many (local) names for them (they can be called different things, it's very confusing!). We have blueberries that are comparable to the european "myrtille" and then the lingonberry (airelle) which is a very small cranberry (it also grows in parts of Europe) followed by the much larger cranberry (canneberge) which comes later in the fall.