She seemed to be quite taken with my cooking. As we chatted, it was evident that her sense of humour was as twisted as mine. Ah Nicola, I am smitten.
I look for her every place I go. When I'm at home I ring her up with invites.
I'm not the only one in love. Monique seems quite taken with Dante Cutler, the boy next door.
Alain has gone into Uber-Big-Brother mode. Monique had to explain to him that she's an adult and he's not the boss of her. Personally, I think he's a good kid. Quiet and solitary enough that I wonder how he'll cope with this family.
Pierre has grown up and gotten serious about his music. He puppy-dogs Eve Thompson all over town. She doesn't seem to mind too much.
Old age hasn't slowed Etienne down, Not that I make a habit of spying on them but when the door is open I cannot unsee. It gives me hope for my future with Nicola.
Estelle is still too young for all, of that but she makes a most effective chaperone.
We really do find time for other things. Etienne still flies a mission nearly every day and plays his violin far into the night.
Old age has caught up with Lizbeth; I don't expect that she'll be any less formidable.
In between paintings, Alain found a rose crystal to complete the museum's collection.
Monique keeps us well supplied with the makings for herb-crusted salmon and Trout Meuniere.
There is no place else for me to go as a chef; I'm trying to unpigeonhole myself into mixology.
I see Nicola as often as I can and it isn't often enough for me. The time has come to make my move.
Baiting my trap with Baked Alaska seems to have been effective.