The daydreamer award

Who does not daydream ?? I certainly do. Sometime it is about work ( I know, it is weird but I really LOVE my job) sometime it is about pretty things, knitting project, impossible creations and design, I also day dream about fabric, Lego, Minecraft, vintage my little pony…. the list is long I am a real daydreamer. The thing is that when I am in  this parallel world I can still function at almost 50% which is quite useful as I can still have an almost normal social life :).


Hopscotch looking at my hedgehog fibres lace weight yarn, isn’t she pretty :)?

My little blog has been nominated by blogcreatifa for the daydreamer award and I am very happy that she has shared this award with me! it is a sweet feeling ! so thanks again! You made me smile!

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New Zealand mon amour

For the festive time we headed over New Zealand, the land on which my husband was born. New Zealand is fresh and lush, it is a country where the air tickles your nose for adventure, laughter and great coffee!


Gisborne is going to cry very soon !

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Words board #2

I decided to make another word board and I think it will be a monthly habit from now on :) it is again quotes I found and pin over the year.



From left to right, top to bottom then last middle

A) if you feel that way just think that it is the best place to be ! enjoy the unicity of your YOU

B) True so True so very True

C) Let go the bad, let go the grumpiness, let go the crankiness, let go …. yes, but man! it is soooo hard to do!!! :)

D) I think, therefore I am by Descartes this is very true but I make therefore I am is also true ! you should read the “most human human” by Brain Christian!

E) AH ! this one ! I am a new mum and I have to say that it is the hardest job on the planet (nobody will change my mind on that). I am a scientist and I love my job, I have a career and I want to keep it up. It is a lot of work and commitment but nothing like being a mum. NO. There are days when I forgot to eat, to change my top and sometimes I am just not interested, even through this feeling I always tried to keep this quote in my head so I don’t fall in a spiral of forgetting myself.

Finally F) The middle quote: A good way of finishing this word board, it is very hard to stay positive when so many baddies are falling on you! BUT you have to keep track of the positive thread, you have to hold it tight as you can not stay in the dark forever. As plain darkness is not possible when your alive …. smile look around you there is beauty in small things, and look, you are not alone

Happy knitting as knitting is therapeutic ! or happy making.



From neurons to knitting and knitting to neurons

Today,  for the first time I went into the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. I went to a very exciting seminar about neuroscience and knitting! yes, you heard right, knitting and neurons were the main subject of the seminar. As a neuroscientist and a keen knitter, I was very excited by this exotic combination.

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They had everything there to make your own psychedelic neuron!

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Words board #1

The name of my blog is Mots et Pensées which means in french Words and thoughts.  I love sentences, words, images that give you the boost, the extra push that you are missing on Monday morning for example. At the moment my life is far from smooth sailing so I like to pin very nice quotes that give me the feeling that I can over come pretty much anything.

The board bellow is a mini sample of the quotes I have pinned over the year 2013. I think that they have a lot to give to anyone (even you, yes you reading this post). I gave letters to each of them and comments. Continue reading