The mystery of the colour of snot

 I have been invaded by the snot monster, and it was not the first time.

Have you ever wondered why your Snot (Mucus) becomes a chameleon and changes colours from green to yellow to brown when you have a cold, the flu or sinusitis?

Well being an Interior Designer I always have been fascinated with colours, so I did some research on the colour of snot, and this is what I came up with. What I thought was a mystery is no mystery at all

These snot colours are not caused by an infection but by your immune system which sends white blood cells called neutrophils to protect you against bacteria.  These particular white blood cells contain a green coloured enzyme and when they become prolific they will colour your mucus (Snot), on the other hand they will prevent the bacteria from penetrating in your blood stream.

So the colour of your snot is not as bad as it looks, and we should all be grateful to the colourful Neutrophil in our immune system.

Sorry, I know it is not a very elegant topic,  but I really had to find out why my mucus normally as clear as plexiglass transformed itself into these yucky colours.

The Big Apple Pumpkin Style

Last week I was very lucky, my niece D. invited me to accompany her in New York.

I thought I would share with you my favorite Big Apple Halloween decorations and inspiration.


Pumpkins, yellow purple and orange chrysanthemums and a few corn on the cob, absolutely gorgeous.


The scary red brick house and the strange pumpkins.


Witches, pumpkins, flowers and skull, Scaaaaary Halloween stuff!


For Pre-Halloween, I disguised myself as a Head of State and made speech at the United Nations, it was grave but also a lot of fun.


To be Koi or not to be coi?

Photo decogirlmontreal


A Koi is a Japanese fish, these colourful Kois belong to the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Coy is also an adjective

Definition via

Take the adjective coy for a person who pretends to be shy but really isn’t, or someone who could give a definite answer but won’t. Coy behavior can be playful or just plain annoying.

Originally meaning “quiet and shy,” today someone who is coy pretends to be shy in a playful manner — often as a form of flirting.

If a politician is coy about something, he or she only gives vague statements on an issue for fear of committing to a position or angering his or her constituency. Common to both of these senses is the fact that a person uses coyness to subtly manipulate his or her audience.

 You can also be coy about your age, it happens to me every year on my birthday.