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Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2008 - Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures: The secretary took this snapshot in a hurry: Miss Doodle making pasta with Broccoli and Fennel...

Plaisirs simples: La secrétaire, avant de partir, a vite pris une photo de Miss Doodle en train de faire la cuisine: Pâtes à la farine complète avec un coulis de broccoli et de fenouil.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday January 28th - Benedictine Abbey / Abbaye Bénédictine

Miss Doodle's Secretary is working on two very different paintings for an entry in an exhibition in Germany in March this year. Miss Doodle presents you a sneek preview:)Miss Doodle visiting the Benedictine Abbey St. Mary in Fulda, Germany.

La secrétaire de Miss Doodle travaille sur deux peintures très différentes en vue d'une exposition en Allemagne au mois de mars. Miss Doodle vous présente une "sneak preview":
Miss Doodle en visite à l'Abbaye Bénédictine St. Marie à Fulda en Allemagne.


St. Mary's Abbey is a Benedictine nunnery in Fulda, Hesse, Germany.
It was founded in 1626. Its first decades were very troubled as a result of the
Thirty Years' War: the sisters often had to flee from enemy troops and the abbey was looted several times.
The nunnery was able to evade destruction during the secularisation of 1802 by turning itself into a girls' school. During the
Kulturkampf, the sisters went into exile in France from 1875 to 1887. In 1898, the nunnery was elevated to the status of abbey. In 1942, although most religious houses in Germany were commandeered by the National Socialists, the nuns were able to avoid eviction by offering the use of most of the premises to the Wehrmacht.
After becoming closer in their way of life over a period of many years to the
Beuronese Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation, the abbey finally became a member in 1982.
The nuns engage in various handicrafts, run the abbey shop and have built a compost activator.

L'abbaye bénédictine de Fulda fut fondée pour la mission dans le Nord de la Germanie. Elle prit son essor après 754 lorsqu'elle devint, en étant le lieu de la sépulture de St Boniface, une sorte de sanctuaire national pour les Germains. Une grande basilique fut construite, entre 791 et 819, sur le modèle de St-Pierre de Rome dont l'influence était grande à Fulda.
L'école de Fulda commença de devenir florissante sous Charlemagne et
Alcuin et elle fut développée par Raban Maure. Connue alors dans toute l'Europe, elle apporta au monde germanique les oeuvres de l'Antiquité et les commentaires des Ecritures.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday January 27, 2008 - Thinking about next summer...


Miss Doodle needs a bit of colorful superficiality right now, sky's so grey here in Paris...

Miss Doodle a besoin de couleurs et d'idées un peu superficielles, il fait si gris à Paris...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

winter sales shopping results - Résultats opération "Soldes"

Miss Doodle threw herself into the crazy winter-sales-shopping crowd, determined to buy a pair of shoes (which she really needs) but a very talented saleswomen made her understand that this was what she, Miss Doodle, really wanted:

Miss Doodle voulait s'acheter une paire de chaussures, dont elle a besoin, et profiter des soldes! Le résultat des courses: une vendeuse très douée a réussi à convaincre Miss Doodle que ce qu'elle voulait vraiment était exactement ceci:.....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

WINTER SALES in Paris

Winter sales in Paris. Miss Doodle needs a new pair of shoes. She doesn't like shopping during sales period, that is like jumping into a very crowded swimmingpool with stale water..... but she needs these shoes...


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Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday January 5, 2008 - VISIT THE CLOTHARIUM

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