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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Friday, June 01, 2007
Breakfast In Bed
My daughter M has a friend who also has autism and the two families take it in turn to look after the others child. This particular boy's mum is French and she very often talks to the kids in French, so M has picked up the odd French word.

Of course being French, this mum likes to give the kids French food, with croissants being high on the list, so when M talks about or asks for one she manages to say it with a perfect French accent and exactly like the French pronounce it, not in the Australian manner of inflecting a hard k at the start, sounding like cross-ant, more the gentle q sound, as in quoss-ant. If you close your eyes, you could easily imagine being in a Parisian boulangerie listening to the customer in front placing their order.

Today is one of those pupil free days at her school whereby the teachers get to work on the curriculum in the absence of students, so M is staying at home with mum. She is really looking forward to her day off and to start the day right has asked for breakfast in bed and has placed an order for croissants, in her perfect French.

M hasn't completely succumbed to French ways though, she asked for them to be served with vegemite! I can just hear the French spluttering sacrebleu into their lattes.

That's my little Aussie girl.


  posted at 7:46 am

At 8:59 am, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

A very smart girl who doesn't blindly follow the crowd but makes her own independent way.

At 12:12 pm, Blogger Kalyn Denny said...

Hmm. Not sure about this combination!

At 3:30 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clever daughter you have! I LOVE croissants with Vegemite! In fact, a post coming on that topic soon!

At 3:03 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good to see you're bringing her up right!

At 10:05 am, Blogger Gigi said...

Oh, c'est tres adorable! I hate to admit it though, but I have never quite figured out exactly what Vegemite is...

At 10:16 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi tanna, just like her dad, much to D's chagrin!

Hi kalyn, I'm with you there, I'm more the home made jam kind of person.

Hi stephanie, I'm waiting with baited breath! I've never tried it.

Hi cin, no problems there!

Hi gigi, it's probably better if you don't know. Unless you are brought up with it, it is apparently quite foul.

At 5:11 pm, Blogger Bron said...

Hehe that's perfect! I heart vegemite with my croissant too! Not just an Aussie thing, a great Kiwi thing too!! ;-)

At 11:19 pm, Blogger Jeanne said...

That's hilarious! And it sounds like me as a child... I was known to spread Bovril on my hot cross buns :o)

At 4:37 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi bron, it certainly wakes up the tastebuds!

Hi jeanne, that sounds, a well, interesting combo.


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