Bonjour juin

[Hello June]

More than ever, this year, june feels like a new start. A kiss goodbye under the rain. Metaphorically and literally.
Also the first time I won’t be able to wish my grand-father his birthday.

May has been lovely. And way too fast.

I still have to tell you about France. And everything that happened there. From our days at the beach to the most perfect lunch; from feeling the water on our skins to the 180 pictures we took.

But before that, we have to celebrate. Celebrate the month that will bring us summer – this time of the year onto which we look back as an old album of happy memories.

The not so official June happy-list.

1. Crumpets for breakfast.
2. Looking at the images from my holidays in France.
3. Looking forward.
4. The scent of my sister’s skin.
5. Witnessing cherry trees turning into red jewels.
6. Three months – already! – of what I will consider the most challenging restaurant experience of my life.
7. The morning emails from my parents.
8. Pimms and lemonade.
9. Late night dinners at home, with friends.
10. Strawberries. Of the English kind.

Oh yes, I can foresee the happy future of those beautiful strawberries. More to come soon.

What will your month of June look like? Or at least, what do you want it to look like?


  1. I want strawberries in my June – one of the advantages of not living in Italy any more is that strawberries season lasts much longer. And I want cherries too, although they always seem to arrive too late in Germany, when I’ve already given up hope.

  2. Hey Fanny,

    I don’t usually leave comments on your lovely blog but sometimes, it’s nice to remember people how inspirative they are. i really love your blogs and have been following your adventures since foodbeam.

    anyway, my June happy-list will be made of:
    – my last whole month in Guadalajara, Mexico. i’ll miss it so much.
    – barbecues with my friends to enjoy the cool nights.
    – Three months before i finally settle down in London. after 2 years in the Americas, i have to go back to basics.
    – waiting for my parents to meet me and travel all around Mexico for a month.

    and i see that all my life is currently turning around Mexico so i’ll stop! when i live in Ldn, i’ll make such to go to dinner, but as far as i’ve seen, they don’t have a brunch menu. too bad, but that’s one more reason to taste lovely desserts :)
    have a lovely day!

  3. My June happy-list:
    – Making cherry clafoutis
    – Reading Amy and Isabelle
    – Watching Lubitsch’ comedies
    – Dreaming about going to Paris again
    – Waiting for sunshine

  4. Well our month of June is rather cold here :D

    My list consists of more sunny days to walk in, baking, hot chocolate and red wine please!

  5. My June happy list would be comprised of…
    -stepping into my garden in the morning to pick my breakfast: raspberries and fraises des bois – to be eaten with just a touch of brown sugar, and some crème fraîche
    -celebrating the birthdays of dearly loved ones
    -singing again, at last
    -finally letting myself hope that my dream could begin to come true
    -rejoicing in the advent of summer
    Thank you for inspiring me to reflect on the many things to be happy about in this wonderful month of June…

  6. June is the month when there is plenty of blue sky, fluffy white clouds, and lovely sunshine in HK. It’s also the time I like to go out and about travelling. I’m looking forward to a trip towards the end of the month and can’t quite wait.

    Hope you have a lovely month of June!

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