1 Mar 2012

HOLIDAYS IN OLLIOULES FRANCE

Jenny Matlock
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I am spending a week in Ollioules a charming little town in the South of France, where my friend Claudie lives. We started as blogfriends and became friends. I was already there last year and she visit me in August in Waterloo together with her daughter.



They had moved into their new house who sits on top of hills with a splendid view on the sea.





That's what I see when I look out of my window



a view over the little town



The streets are not really made for old American cars !



There also is a castle which was closed for restorations



Walking along the sea we bought urchins to eat for lunch. I had never seen a real urchin in all my life and knew them only from pictures, and of course I had now idea how to eat them.



But I learned quickly and loved them.



Enjoying the sunshine, it is still a little cool around 15°C



We also visited the market and bought some fish



and I asked a man to take a picture of the both of us !





In the evening we need a little fire, the oven heats very well and I like to keep it running.

It is really a coincidence that my holidays start with an O like Ollioules !!

25 comments:

Jientje said...

Ooooh, you globetrotter, it looks like you're having a good time! Enjoy your stay there!

Emille said...

Looks like you had a good time in O. What a tongue twister is that O.! Love that narrow street:) You know that the cars in the US are getting smaller every year. A few weeks ago I saw the small little Fiat (you remember them, they were very poplar in the 70ties) in the (shopping) mall here as a lottery prize!

Lola said...

Great *O* post – great tonguetwister!

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday and weekend too,

Alphabe-Thursday

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

That seems like a really nice quiet town to visit. Lovely pictures. Visiting from Alpha-Thursday

diane b said...

Oh you are having a nice time. Eating urchins??The French will eat anything.

Ann said...

http://annkschin.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/guria-png-bird.html

Gattina, where do I link the photo hunt?


love the sea urchins. YUM.

Maggie said...

Looks like a lovely little town to visit, I always love wandering around the outdoor markets here in Normandy.

bluegrassnotes said...

Look lovely. I'm a big francophile and that's a town (one of many) I've not heard of so I especially enjoyed the introduction to a new spot.

Maribeth said...

I am packing and finishing up getting ready for the trip. I will be happy when we are safely in Florida. Today we have 10 inches expected. Already we have 8 inches and it is still snowing. Yuck!

anitamombanita said...

how fun when a blog friend becomes a real friend!

sandra carlier said...

We spend marvelous holiday! Each day a new adventure!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a delightful place to be spending some R and R time.

Sue said...

What a great post, and my favorite part is that you met her through blogging!

=)

Reader Wil said...

Hi Gattina! How wonderful to meet your blogging friend.Next week I will meet Dina in Israel and stay there for a fortnight.
Thanks for sharing your lovely days in France with us.
Thanks also for your visit and comment. Yes I also heard that the prince was brought to London to a special clinic. I shall add that to my blog.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful time!

A Lady's Life said...

They eat sea urchins here for break fast Apparently they are very good but I never tasted one.

Loree said...

It all looks so very pretty. It's great that you got to meet Claudie in 'real' life.

Tinsie said...

Looks like you're having fun! I've seen urchins before, but never tasted them. I'm curious!

Jo said...

I have never tasted an Urchin before ... and Oh, your vacation looks like it was fabulous!

upinthecosmos said...

Great pics, thanks for taking us on your trip with ya. Those urchins just look a little scary... LOL

Ames said...

How wonderful to make friends from blogging! The sea urchins I am not so sure about. I always thought they were poisonous to step on thus they would be poisonous to eat. What do they taste like?~Ames

Lifecruiser Travel said...

It really looks like you have an excellent weather. Love the urchins photo - Tor have told us that he had that too when in Frnace last time. I've never eaten any either and are not really convinced that I would like them, but who knows until one has tasted one?

H said...

That looks like such a beautiful place; clean, well kept, interesting and close to the sea! Perfect!!

Jenny said...

Oooh Gattina! What a lovely place! The views are really outstanding.

I don't know if I'd actually be brave enough to try sea urchins, but they really LOOK interesting!

How do you pronounce the name of this city?

Thanks for linking up to the letter 'O'. I'm slowly, but surely, catching up again!

A+

Splendid Little Stars said...

How fun, Gattina! It looks like a lovely place!
I didn't know you could eat sea urchins. They certainly don't look particularly edible when I see them in the sea all prickly with their sharp spines.