Monday, June 30, 2008

Quirky Fun Monday ...

Lisa is our host for this week's edition of Fun Monday.
This is what she wants to know ....

A quirk is defined as a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism. We are all unique individuals, having quirks that help make us who we are. I would like to know what your quirks are. Confess to one, confess to ten, you decide. Just come back Monday ready to spill the beans, the rest of the world may look at you like you are from Mars, but you‘re among friends here. We won’t laugh, in fact that eccentricity just may endear you to us more.

I just got home last night from our holliday in France last night.
When I saw this Fun Monday subject,
I could not resist to join in, even if it is very last minute!
That's one of my quirks as well,
I need memes to know what I'm going to write about!

But to keep the holliday feeling a little longer,
I'll tell you all about my holliday quirks.
They are slightly different from the quirks I have at home,
now how's that for quirky, huh?
First quirk is my trunk with kitchen ustensils and stuff.

This trunk stays at the house we rent in France.
I love to cook, even when we are on holliday.
I always used to end up missing certain kitchen ustensils,
pots that were too big, or not big enough,
and buying new kitchen stuff things in France.
Finally, we bought a trunk and asked to keep it there for us,
so when we get back I can use all of my own things.

But besides the trunk there are the samples of herbs and spices,
oils, vinegars and condiments I take with me.
I would just hate to lack a certain ingredient,
or experience limits when I try to invent new recipes.
So yes, I take all of this with me and bring it back home each year!

I take loads of cookbooks with me, but I never follow one single recipe!
I need them to inspire me, and I decorate the house with them!
** Mental note to myself: please promise to take not as many next year.
Those two suitcases weigh tons!

When we go to the market, I have to have my basket.
No way I'd leave without it.
But this year, my hubby needed to carry it for me,
as I was very busy taking pictures as well!

I really need to write my diary each year as well.
So this is what I do first thing in the morning....

... or late in the evening.
This one is my cooking diary by the way ....

New flip flops.
I really need to buy new flip flops in France each year.
That summer holliday feeling lasts all year long
when I wear them at home, even in winter ...

And last but not least ...
Taking pictures of everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING!

You can click on this last one to enlarge it,
and you'll discover my reflection in the mirror of the car.
I'm taking a picture of my hubby taking pictures!
How's that for quirkyness?

That's it for today folks, I really need to get unpacked now!
If you want more quirkyness, go visit the others at Lisa's Chaos!