Sunday, January 6, 2013

One 'galette' too many ....


I read somewhere that one of the ways French women stay slim is by practicing the 'one day of naughty eating' must be followed by two of 'light eating'..I am definitely putting that theory to the test today! After our coffee and tart on Friday we walked across to the markets where I spotted this super  vibrant mural at the entrance to the food section of the markets, but then on continuing through I was confronted by La Galette de France, the original of the now four outlets in Perth. I do realize that one option I had was to keep walking at a brisk pace, but..well what can I say, I'm a pastry addict, so another coffee and a croissant later I was feeling (and probably looking) a bit like the smiling Buddha below, wheeee! Perth is awash with thriving French cafes and bistros, and I feel it's my 'duty' to investigate them all..on your behalf of course! Hope your weekend is a little less 'flaky' than mine, take care.....

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  1. They look delicious:) I love French coffee shops. I thought the secret to staying thin was smoking 2 packs of cigarettes everyday:)

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  2. Oh, what a yummy start for my day, Grace!! And, I'm sure it will be a naughty start now!! Where's my coat?? I'm headed for the door! Whatever I find won't be this good, but better than anything I have in the kitchen right now! Hope you're enjoying a fun and tasty weekend!!

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  3. I love YOUR vibrant shots!
    Aloha

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  4. It is a vibrant muriel!
    And thanks for the slimming tip. All I need is a Fruitcake sized Buddha to stick at the front of my fridge. If it's heavy enough I won't be able to get the door open.

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  5. It's hared to find a really good croissant here in Phoenix so when I do find one it's hard to resist. It sounds like you have a few good places to indulge. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  6. It seems to me that most things that taste good are not healthy... It's cruel! :)
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  7. beautiful images.
    After these party must make a cure for food.
    A hug.

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  8. Thriving French cafes in Perth you say? I am so glad I don't have that temptation nearby! I would be testing them all out too - just to ensure that the cafes were authentically French of course! Wonderful atmosphere in the second photo and adore that cheery, laughing buddha in the last one!

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  9. You'll just have to walk more to make up for the extra treats.
    Mum is slowly improving. Thanks Grace.

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  10. You must do your duty Grace, and I would have no problem with the 'one naughty day', its the following two that would cause me angst!!
    Love that mural!

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  11. It is too hard to resist a French Patisserie.

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  12. It's pastry. Resisting that is unacceptable....

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  13. I find Buddha images always fascinating. Good that you spotted this picture opportunity.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  14. This is a post that clicks with everyone, even Buddhists.

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  15. But what a nice way to spend your weekend Grace.

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  16. I've never believed that Buddha weighed that much. He had a "light day" every day.

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  17. Oh, so that's what I've been doing wrong--I thought it was two days of naughty eating and one day of light eating!

    I saw a Buddha like that in a Chinese restaurant here. I was with a friend who was shocked to discover that Buddha looked just like her brother!

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  18. The things you have to do in service to your viewers, Grace.

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  19. Looks like a nice place. I like that happy Buddha.

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  20. Pastry tasting. Yum. It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it! If you ever need a vacation i'll fill in for you Grace.

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  21. Nous sommes le 6 Janvier. Ici, c'est le jour des rois et les pâtisseries montrent leurs belles galettes.
    Bon dimanche, Gracie!

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  22. You are so funny, but I'm sure that I speak for most bloggers when I express thanks for your commitment to pastry excellence. You probably should keep a diary about your experiences and your weight gain.

    Do you ever wonder how those fat Buddhas can be laughing when they're so overweight? And did you ever wonder why they can't get clothes to fit? I mean, c'mon, they have clothes for fat people these days! Sheesh!

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  23. O, dear what a temptatations all over, maybe you have to turn the other way?

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  24. You must keep your energy up whilst taking photos! I double dog dare anyone to shy away from coffee and pastries given your situation.

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  25. Very good photo's grace..... well done.

    Greetings, Joop

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  26. LOL, I guess I've been having a naughty day everyday in recent weeks (months). Lovely photos of a delicious-looking place - I would not have even tried to resist:) I love that laughing buddha too!

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  27. i too am addicted to pastry and coffee ... sigh .. it could be worse ..

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  28. I think I would like to 'explore' this patisserie! :-)

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