Thursday, December 07, 2006
Another excuse to visit the chocolatiers!
After Halloween, I wondered on the blog whether the chocolatiers would find something else to decorate their windows with before Christmas. Well the answer is a very definite yes! Had I known my history, it would have been a silly question. This weekend the Genevois will be celebrating their defeat of the invading French army and the story goes that a woman throw her pot of hot vegetable soup over the invading troops and it has become tradition for families buy these chocolate pots and smash them in celebration! There is a better explanation here.
I took this photo very quickly on Tuesday evening. I was hoping to get a better one later in the week in my favourite chocolatier but that night with a cough and a splutter, a bug announced it's presence so drawing and photography have come to a temporary halt. Not that I'm very ill, but it seems like an appropriate time to take a bit of a break for a few days. I came across some amazing blogs in the last week or so and found them very inspiring. I find it's good to stop and take stock every now and then, to think instead of do.