Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Alfa Romeo Competizione. 

Zhang Daqian, Chinese painter and master forger

Chang Dai-chien or Zhang Daqian
(May 10, 1899 – April 2, 1983) 
was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists
 of the twentieth century. 
Originally known as 
a guohua (traditionalist) painter, 
by the 1960s he was also renowned as a modern impressionist and expressionist painter. Chang is regarded as one of the most gifted master forgers of the twentieth century.

Text from wikipedia. 

Mad Max: Fury Road

The fourth Mad Max movie
Fury Road
Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron,

is scheduled to be released on 
May 15th, 2015.

Activity watch - Activité by Withings

Activité is available in both black and silver, and comes with a leather strap that can be interchanged with a plastic strap for sport activities.

 The watch is made from stainless steel, and its face is housed in an indestructible sapphire glass, which offers touch screen capabilities to switch between modes. 

The classic design shows two round hand dials, the larger for the time, and the smaller sub dial which shows progress against a specific activity being tracked on a scale of 0 (incomplete) to 100 (complete).

  The Activité works with the Withings Health Mate app and connects with the users smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy. 

  The watch can track activity from walking, running, or swimming, and through built in sensors calculates daily activity, distance covered, and sleep patterns. 

  Activité automatically switches between sleep and activity mode. The watch is water resistant up to 5 ATM, meaning it is water tested for up to 50 meters or 165 feet, and can withstand showering or swimming.

 The watch is powered by standard watch batteries that last about a year.

Price 390€.

Black sneakers - KENZO

Cool black sneakers
from Kenzo F/W 2014.

Adidas ZX FLUX

ZX FLUX by Adidas. 

Swatch Sistem 51

Swatch Sistem 51.

Leaves/Feuilles by Benoît Pype

Leaves or Feuilles by Benoît Pype.

Maxima de markthal in Rotterdam

Maxima de markthal
in Rotterdam.
A bio supermarket.
The hugest in Europe. 
300 square meters.
40 meters high. 
Architect Winy Maas.

A 36,000 square foot mural 
is covering the rounded ceiling. 
“Cornucopia”, the mural, 

by artists Arno Coenen & Iris Roskam, 
features fruit, vegetables, and market goods rising into the sky.

Judging America - Joel Parés

From Judging America.
Photos by Joel Parés. 
More pics at:

Tattoo show in Evian 2014

Anaïs at

My muse and daughter Anaïs 
is working 
as a reporter at
It's the 
hugest mma site 
in Scandinavia. 

Last week they launched
their new show
If you want to check it:

Second episode:

(Some problems with the light.
Halloween is close 
vampires are in, 
n'est-ce pas? ;))

Marine Vacth for Chaumet 2014

Model/actress Marine Vacth.
Photo Mario Sorrenti.

New moon

Away with the old. 
In with the new!

And Halloween around the corner...

Lika Minamoto

Playing the geisha in the thriller 
Inju - The Geisha Killer 
from  2008 by Barbet Schroeder
 against actor Benoît Magimel.

Model and actress. 

Stormy weather

The temperature 
has dropped over 10 degrees Celsius. 
The first autumn storm
knocks on the door. 

The sliding huge window 
towards Lac
can't stand 
the harsh wind and heavy rain
when there's no electric curtain 
as extra protection. 
A pond indoors to handle. 


Must be the first ever.

Anyhow I got one.

An apology. 

and the water is back on. 



H surprised me 
by asking if I was interested 
in him making us an apero 
around 7pm tonight. 
We had just returned 
from the Supermarket 
as he had carried 
two of my grocery bags 
down to the Boathouse, 
I accepted with a little bit of hesitation. 
Always a gnawing feeling 
H will try to lure me in some way. 
So right, so right. 
Immediately H had to see Lucifer, 
his mother, 
my evil and coldhearted 
for the ceiling in her garage. 
Something H told me a month ago 
he had booked a guy to fix. 
I mistook "ceiling",
heard it as,
"this evening"...,
(H has a VERY strong French way 
of speaking  English
 which has become 
more brutally pronounced 
as we rarely speak
I often have to guess.)
and asked if the apero was off. 
Nope. Still on. Afterwards. 

H was back after FIVE hours 
(Lucifer lives four minutes 
by car from the chalets.) 
In gardening clothes 
H bluntly stated he had cut the water 
to the Boathouse?!
The device he bought 
for the old chalet didn't work...
No notafication or warning
so I could put some water aside. 
No information about 
when H will turn on the water again. 
Getting used to this
ridiculous power play. 
Must say it's unnecessary.

I won't get provoked anymore. 

To ease H's faul mood
I told him I had seen the squirrel
 running over the wall again 
this afternoon. 
H just muttered
and said he'd cook something to eat. 
Good I'll lay the table, I joked. 
H just snapped and went away. 
(We rarely eat together.)

A minute later I calmly knocked 
on his door telling him 
we should cancel the apero. 
H countered that 
it was badly engaged 
as he had a mess with his water system.
End of apero. 
The best is:
I wasn't the slightest upset. 

In France, it is customary to take a drink 
(a beer or other light alcohol) 
with friends around 7pm, 
and this time is called apéritif 
(or apero).

At times with snacks. 

51 different languages to say thank you

62 different countries have visited so far
 since Monday. 
Wonder who you all are?

Thank You !

Thank You!!

Thank You!!!

Or in 50 other languages:

AFRIKAANS – dankie
ALBANIAN – faleminderit
ARABIC – shukran
ARMENIAN – Շնորհակալություն / chnorakaloutioun
BOSNIAN – hvala (HVAH-lah) 
BULGARIAN – благодаря / blagodaria
CATALAN – gràcies (GRAH-syuhs) 
CANTONESE – M̀h’gōi 
CROATIAN – hvala (HVAH-lah)
CZECH – děkuji (Dyekooyih)
DANISH – tak (tahg)
DUTCH – dank u
ESTONIAN – tänan (TA-nahn)
FINNISH – kiitos (KEE-tohss)
FRENCH – merci
GERMAN – danke
GREEK – ευχαριστώ (ef-hah-rees-TOH)
HAWAIIAN – mahalo (ma-HA-lo) 
HEBREW – .תודה  / todah (toh-DAH) 
HINDI – dhanyavād / shukriya
HUNGARIAN – köszönöm (KØ-sø-nøm) 
ICELANDIC – takk (tahk) 
INDONESIAN – terima kasih. (tuh-REE-mah KAH-see) 
ITALIAN – grazie (GRAHT-tsyeh)
JAPANESE – arigatô (ah-ree-GAH-toh)
KOREAN – 감사합니다 (gamsahamnida) 
LATVIAN – paldies (PUHL-dyehs)
LEBANESE – choukrane
LITHUANIAN – ačiū (AH-choo)
MACEDONIAN – Благодарам / blagodaram (blah-GOH-dah-rahm) 
MALAY – terima kasih (TREE-muh KAH-seh) 
MALTESE – grazzi (GRUTS-ee)
MONGOLIAN – Баярлалаа (bayarlalaa) 
POLISH – dziękuję (Jenkoo-yen)  
PORTUGUESE – obrigado [masculine]  / obrigada [feminine] (oh-bree-GAH-doo / oh-bree-GAH-dah) 
ROMANIAN – mulţumesc (mool-tzoo-MESK)
RUSSIAN – спасибо (spuh-SEE-buh) 
SERBIAN – xвала / hvala (HVAH-lah) 
SLOVAK – Ďakujem (JAH-koo-yehm) 
SLOVENIAN – hvala (HVAA-lah) 
SPANISH – gracias (GRAH-syahs) 
SWEDISH – tack 
TAMIL – nandri
THAI – kop khun
TURKISH – teşekkür ederim (teh shek uer eh der eem) 
UKRAINIAN – Дякую (DYAH-koo-yoo) 
WELSH – diolch (DEE-ol’ch)
YIDDISH – a dank
ZULU – ngiyabonga
Translated "thank you" from 

Good morning world!

Hope you all slept well...
In some minutes 
I'm running up the slope 
to take the bus to Evian.
 Scheduled a meeting 
with the boss of the staff 
at Buddha-Bar Spa at Hilton's 
before my aquabiking. 
Don't expect any improvement. 
Just another notch in the belt. 

Life goes on and on and on...

Enjoy it while you can. 
Guess I will. 

No heat!


It's mid-October 
and H hasn't put on 
the heat in the Boathouse.
Can't put the heaters on. 
By the way
why have floor heating 
when you don't use it?
(Which is damn cosy when it works!)

If H is 
afraid of me using too much electricity 
I can pay the bill for the Boathouse. 
The houses 
already have different invoices. 
This ridiculous
 "I want you to have 
the most discomfort possible" 
is so childishly boring!

Yawn, yawn, yawn...

Squirrel squirrel on the wall...

Saw the coolest squirrel on the wall towards the Lac. 
Experiencing the entire "catwalk".
Sadly my iphone was dead 
so I couldn't snap away.
Guess I'll be fully armed tomorrow 
and show you 
the foxy little fellow then.

Sorry forgot. 

some googled 
squirrel pics from the net. 

Do it!

Listen to the man
just DO it!

Love crazy
Love strangely
At least LOVE!

Life is way too short to be zombiac. 

Care and be there

You matter
Go, go, go!

My life sure is shitty. 
Still I won't make it let me down. 
I have a view
Fantastic kids
(Yes, I know, I know
they are "grown-ups")
And though I wish I was living 
a different life
I collect those little moments
in now 
and I'm grateful
because I am really LIVING
and most of all


Right moments. 
On the spot. 
Pics from


Sleep tight out there. 
If you hadn't
 a golden sunset...
Enjoy mine!
Seductive Lac Lèman. 


Finally fed up enough 
to mirror back H's behaviour 
when we "talk" in the car 
to the library and supermarket 
on Saturdays. 

I didn't listen, didn't confirm, 
hummed, interupted him in the middle of some senseless sentence
 by commenting 
the colour of the post van...
I can assure 
H didn't like it 
becoming sulkier and grumpier 
by the second.

At the Cinébank 
(my card got blocked 
due to the machinery 
to load the card with 
wasn't programmed for 
the new 10€ bill.) 
by entering 
H deliberately closed the entrance door behind him 
so I couldn't come in. 
Not once did H open the car door 
for me.

H, who offer his services 
carrying heavy furniture and shelves 
to ingratiate his "friends" 
can't help me out 
with the groceries 
down to the Boathouse....

Such a disappointment
that it's impossible to stay friends 
and have a nice time. 
I asked for a month of consideration. 

H's egotistical side
takes over 
 always infects our mutual life.
His lack of empathy is scary.

I can't be an obedient puppet
never being listened to nor seen. 
Everything can't always be 
on H's terms.


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