08 December 2009

Holiday Fun!

I am so hyped up right now I may just start running sans winter coat (it really could qualify as a tent)  down the slippery winter streets of Montréal. Then again I may not because last time this biddie tried that her lungs just about cracked from shock of the icy air. I was also wearing leather boots, very cute bien sûr, but most likely not meant for scampering up hills.  

Anyways, we are in the midst of exams here. I am obviously not studying, but it's all relative, you know? Well, actually I myself do not know what that expression really means but it works excellently when you have nothing else to write. Alas, I am not studying because it's all relative and also because I recently went to an awesome event! I went to a Global Impact benefit concert to support Educare centers in South Africa, specifically one located in Cape Town called Sikhula Sonke. Their mission at Sikhula Sonke is to take young children off the streets and into a school daycare center to educate them, feed them, entertain them and just love them! A video was played and it was really amazing to see the women who work there day to day with the kids, so passionate and determined about protecting those little ones.  

The delightful little event itself was held at the church I attend called Riversedge, and artists from around the community and greater Montréal played these funky, soulful beats and made littlebiddie want to get up and dance soo bad! There was an African food/goodies/treats section, (I personally made sure that this area was well tended), a troupe of African drummers, artists lingering, playing, and singing, and people from the community chilling, enjoying and talking (in my case, munching on the delish biddie snacks). It was an awesome cause and an awesome funky night. I felt quite the soul diva. 

Also, I recently went to a super fun Christmas partayy where we had to get all dressed up! The night was pretty hil-ARIOUS as my mama would say, not in the least because there was a 20 year old college guy made to read Christmas stories with a biddie red elf hat atop his head. I do believe there was a little bell on top of the hat, as well. But what I really hope to do is bring some joy into your life by showing you a picture of my dessert. Don't ask me what it was, I have no idea. What I do know, however, is that it was déliceux. Very, déliceux.

La fête de Noël: 

This is biddie-bling (but on biddie's friend)


These are what biddie would be if she were a pair of shoes



and la pièce de résistance...


And of course le biddie benefit concert. Vraiment, truly, an awesome cause and event.




Have a biddielicious week. Bonne semaine!

p.s.- sorry the pictures are all crazy and placed on the page oddly..I don't know how to fix it!!

04 December 2009

Biddie is blessed

Littlebiddie feels warm and fuzzy inside. No it is not from the alarmingly adorable black sweater that I am presently wearing. It is not even because of my suede, très chic Montréal boots, that I am feeling elated. Nope. It has nothing to do with me or my clothing (though I do soo love getting dressed up! And let me tell you, this mama will become protective of over her little baby chaussures, her shoes.)

No, it is that I've had one of those moments where you realize how fortunate you are. Really, though. I am! Sitting on my cozy little bed, in my cozy little dorm room, surrounded by the sweetest flickering Christmas lights you ever did see. Never mind the fact that they are from Dollar-ama. They are are doing their sweet little thing strung along the walls casting long, lovely colors across the room.  My roommate and I have been permanently in the Christmas spirit since Canadian Thanksgiving. It is in October.

Watching these bright little bulbs makes this biddie happyy! So blessssssed to be here!!! And I have a feeling the streets of this city are singing a silent little song of their own.

Look at these kids! Thinkin they are too cute! A sassy little sculpture downtown

      Also, went an awesome little pâtisserie, place of pastry goodiness, the other day with my friends. Dozens of luscious, soft, silky, smooth cheesecakes were lined up on the other side of a long glittery glass case. I stared at them for quite a bit. But I soon saw something that made my soul sing even more! Sitting above the big grown up cheesecakes, were the babies. They were sitting right in a row, a deliciously cute little sight to me. Little cakes small enough to sit right in the palm of your hand. Parfait. I ordered the Tiramasù (An Italian word I must admit, but I do not discriminate) and oh it was just as luxuriously lip smacking-ly sweet as only a cheesecake can be. He was a cute lil one too.

Bonne soirée :)

02 December 2009

La Papeterie

Bonjour mes amis! I have just gotten back from looking at a bunch of old paper! Yes, crinkly, wrinkly, crumbley and old! I am beside myself with old paper delight. I know you must be getting excited just hearing about it so I will explain.

One of my classes has just had a field trip to the Osler History of Medicine Library. Now I already know that you think that sounds fascinating, but, if I may be so bold, you may not have known that this is where hundreds upon hundreds of Ancient, Medieval, Victorian, and all kinds of other oldie-ish type texts are held! Awesome to stare straight into the pages of an ancient, hand-written, hand-bound book! I could even see little teeny tiny ink smudges and scribble-outs. I said to that little book, hey I make my scribbles like that too! Someone's actual hand had been dancing, writing across the very page where my (quite alarmingly un-manicured) hand was!

 Mama, at least I know you are getting excited about this.

Anyways. Yesterday, right here in the 21st century, I visited the cutest little paper shop on my street, Avenue du Parc. Beautifully decorated with a kaleidoscope of pencils, papers, erasers, notebooks, clips and accessories of all kinds! The stationary was très élégant imported from Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo! Smitten. I was smitten. It was like walking into a smile. A big beautiful buck-tooth smile. Or maybe that's just what I look(ed) like, but either way I was delighted. I was so happy when I went up to the cash register that I do believe that shop owner thought I was a bit off in the head. But biddie let me tell you, I was! Regardez: 

The calendars were biddielicious! And I may have been sat myself down on the floor just to get a picture of the amazingly ornate, oldie-esque radiator. Again, Mama at least you will understand the littlebiddie excitement over this.


This yummy lil shop sits right at the end of Ave. du Parc near the intersection of du Parc and Sherbrooke. It is called Nota Bene. It is a papeterie. A little paper shop.

And a little biddie.