Monday, 22 August 2011

Les Escargots, s'il vous plait


I think I've kind of wanted to try snails in my head but never actually made an effort to eat them before because, let's face it, they're snails. It's one thing to want to have had them and quite another to actually want to nibble on a slug with a caravan. Ew. Anyway, they turned up at the French evening as a "Suprise" course. The shells were very pretty. There was a blind taste test first with an unwitting volunteer from among the boys. His face went through a series of fantastic contortions behind his blindfold before he grinned around at his audience, totally hamming it up, and gave everyone a thumbs up. The applause was spontaneous, and we started dishing out the snails to the rest. It turns out with snails that there's not much to dislike. The taste a bit like gravel but with garlic. Not much to like either if I'm honest. The most fun was getting the boys to eat them, be it through motivational pep-talks, chanting "EAT IT!" or via the medium of some, frankly unpleasant, threats. Fabcakes.

One of my colleagues was kind enough to snap this series of pictures of my own snailey experience. To embellish, I used a little envelope and scattered butterflies and sticky pearl around the page, tumbling from it. It's a great effect that I'd definitely use again.

And the background sheet? It's by Sassafras from their starters line and is my new favourite paper ever :D

Kisses xxx

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10 comments:

  1. Slugs with caravans....love it!! Fab layout as ever xx

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  2. I'm very impressed, you're even smiling :) another stunner that's for sure

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  3. Am very impressed...garlic-flavoured gravel?,,,think I'll pass!
    Alison xx

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  4. Not so sure on the snails, but the layout I love! Great idea to have the butterflies and journalling tumbling out of the envelope. Becky x

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  5. This layout is amazing. I love all the butterflies exploding from it and I think that's my new fav cardstock too. I had snails before and found them gritty nad best just to let them slide down the throat!

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  6. Urgh! Yuck! You're one very brave lady......all the slithery slim puts me off right away!!

    Fantastic layout though - love all the butterflies and i spy your snail on the right....very cute xx

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  7. The butterflies look amazing bursting from the little envelope. The background paper does look very lovely.

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  8. I tried snails after a trip to Cafe Rouge and I really liked them! I thought they were like little bits of earthy steak covered in garlic. Maybe it's how theyve been prepared? Certainly not the most awful thing I've ever had (off sushi).

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  9. Hi again. I have passed a blog award on to you over at my blog. I hope you'll accept it, I really do love your work and style :)

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  10. Love how you've told the story behind this one, made me chuckle!

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