20 Aug 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY & THE FRENCH RIVIERA



aperitif called "Mint Diabolo" (South of France )

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Today I had to get up at 4 am ! My plane to Marseille was at 7.30 am. I was limited with my luggage weight to 10 kgs  otherwise I would have to pay more then my flight ticket ! Therefore I put on 4 trousers and 4 T-shirts plus a fleece jacket and my coat. The trousers where for my friend, mine were in my suitcase ! And only one was allowed.  When I went through the scan, it rang. Without a handbag I had put all my things in the pockets of the 4 trousers. The lady who checked me got crazy when I emptied the 8 pockets of my 4 trousers. As she didn't find neither knife nor pistol or other weapons on me she let me go near a nervous breakdown.

When I arrived in Marseille it was very warm. I immediately went to the toilet and got rid of 3 pairs of trousers, I kept one and 3 T-shirts. I put everything in my suitcase and took my handbag out in which I put the things I had carried in the pockets.

When I had finished, Claudie just arrived at the airport to pick me up.



On the way to Ollioules where she lives we picked up her eldest daughter who lives in this charming place in the middle of fields with her boyfriend.



We had a nice lunch and sat on the terrace together with her two daughters. The crickets chirped, the flowers and plants around smelled so good ... I was in the South at the French Riviera.




Late afternoon we went to the beach and had an aperitif on the terrace of a little bar. There were so many tourist ! and the beach was packed ! Too many for our taste. We left after an hour and drove home, had a wonderful supper with grilled fish, Salad and roasted potatoes, cheese and a desert.

I went early to bed, after such a long day I was tired.


13 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

I hate traveling today It is so difficult to play stupid games like this. As if you dont have enough to deal with in life than to play airport games.
Now they will have planes with bicycle seats so more people can board and I thought it is a sardine can as it is with no air to breath.

Andrew said...

I thought the drink might be like a mint julep, but the diabolo is not alcoholic. South of France, hey. It is a hard life.

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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Oh! Lovely!

Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

Beth F said...

Traveling is so crazy now. But looks like it was worth it!

gracieplace said...

I have to say I'm not surprised you are on the road again!....

keith hillman said...

Those drinks look great! I love France. I'm crossing over next week; just me, my car, my camera and my tent. No idea where I'm going, but that doesn't matter to me when I'm over there. Carry on enjoying yourself!

Faycin A Croud said...

The drink looks delicious and the scenery very relaxing. I'm envious!
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pixiedusk said...

Wearing your clothes in layers a genius idea! Would do that too when the need arise hehe.

The photos looks amazing! The weather is so awesome =) #ww

Terra said...

You daughter's home looks charming. I laughed at the idea of you wearing 4 trousers and then emptying all those pockets at the airport. Clever of you!

A Lady's Life said...

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Gatina you might try the direct link for kelly if it helps.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Looks wonderful! Being on the beach is not my thing, but hubby says its a beautiful area. I wish you a great time!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. well I'm glad you arrived without being arrested! Anyway looks as though you're having/have had a lovely time ..

Cheers Hilary