Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ah! la belle Escalade

"Qu'ainsi périssent les ennemis de la République"
that's what we screamed tonight for desert before our chocolate orgy began.
Great friends from Geneva sent us a chocolate "marmite", so that we too could celebrate the Escalade here in Singapore. Breaking the traditional marmite is the Genevan way of celebrating their December, 1602 victory over the Savoyards when they tried to take hold of Geneva. Belief is that the Mère Royaume threw her cauldron of boiling soup on the head of a Savoyard soldier. 
So much for the little Geneva history lesson I'm going back to the chocolate before the kids eat it all.

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