I almost wanted to say "let's have a commercial break", ha. I just wanted to have a checkpoint 101 on where my life is heading. Major life changes are coming up soon, somehow I can't see where would I be next year, what would I be doing. It's a little scary and exciting at the same time.
Biggest change would be that I've left my company in Paris. I'm not sure what I feel though, a good amount of disappointment is for sure. So first change would be a new job that god knows where. Second big change is relocating. There's huge chance that my family is moving back to Singapore. Mom being a worry-wart would prefer that I return with them. But the loner-adventurer me, definitely prefers to continue living alone in Paris. Once you've tasted freedom, it's hard to go back. Plus, "me-time" is always the best!
Picnic-ing the french way
Meanwhile, I've moved home for a couple of weeks. By some miracle, it wasn't wet. Some friends planned a picnic by the beach. But when it was d-day, the sky turned grey. Plans changed, we decided to do pot-luck in-house. When the clock ticks 1pm, rays of sunshine and warmth started hitting the garden, we just moved everything outside. We definitely had our picnic right in the end.
What you'll need ლ(╹◡╹ლ)
- Fresh oysters / directly bought from oyster farm
- Cooked prawns / get them from your freshest poisonnerie
- Lemon for your oysters
- Aïoli, for prawn dipping
- Garlic butter
- Charcuterie: Personal preference — Coppa, Saucisson
- Baguettes, best freshly out of the oven
- Sparkling wine / or / Champagne if you're in the mood
+ a cute puppy running around = perfect picnic. While it does look fancy, everything was very affordable, besides my little countryside is best known for their oysters. If you have the right address, everything is well! There was a little too much food for the 5 of us. Sneaky puppy had his fun poking between our crossed-legs to steal prawn heads and bread.
Thank the weather gods for letting me enjoy myself in this countryside. As Isabelle says, this could be an end of an Era for me. It's best that I enjoy to the fullest while I can, and I'd definitely miss this place. Time just flies past, the picnic-ing weather didn't feel anything like October. Now that it's November, temperatures are dropping again. It's time to dig out those boots and rock them out on streets or who knows whatever adventure awaits me out that!