18 Apr 2011


Leaving home at 6 am to drive to the Brussels South Airport where my flight was at 8.30 am, I arrived in Marseille at 10 am.

The flight was real nice and the cheap flight Company Ryan air very good too. The plane was clean the stewards very friendly and there was really nothing to say. I have to point that out, because I had heard so many bad things about this company.

Claudie and her husband Pierre were already waiting for me and it was as if we had known each other really and not only virtually since the 3 years we know each other through our blogs.

We dropped my luggage off in their flat they live in until their new house will be built and hopefully finished by September. Then we drove over to her sister who had invited us for lunch.
I could imagine the new house which which is growing and will be real beautiful.

Then we had a nice barbecue with the whole family in the huge garden with olive trees and gorgeous flowers and a view over to the sea. It was very funny. Claudie's sister gave me an old hat against the sun, I had forgotten mine and I looked like Miss Marple in Jeans !

I took a picture from their big balcony, in front is a beautiful tree and besides the building people play petanque which is a typical South France game with metal balls.

In the evening we had guests and Pierre had prepared a delicious buffet.

I had to go to bed at 10 pm I was so tired from the trip and also from the antibiotics I still have to take.

Today I think Claudie and I will go to the sea.


Jo said...

Glad you got there safely, Gattina and met your wonderful friends. What lovely sunshine and people! Rest up and enjoy the sea today. (((hugs))) Jo

diane b said...

It so nice of your blog friend to invite you for a holiday. I hope it all stays so good. It is amazing how you can travel to another country in such a short time. We are still in our own country after such a flight. How wonderful for you to be on the Cote d'Azure at this time of the year. have fun by the sea.

A Lady's Life said...

This is the best kind of holiday where you can relax and meet new people

Maribeth said...

Glad you made it there, safe and sound! Say Hello to Claudie for me!

Kay L. Davies said...

Sounds like it's all going wonderfully well, my friend. I'm so happy for you.
And, yes, I'm beginning to post pictures from our trip, too, but you're 'way ahead of me. I guess Claudie has better internet access than most of our hotels.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

jabblog said...

Have a lovely holiday! It looks as though you're going to have an infusion of sun while you're there:-)

Loree said...

Enjoy it and make sure you take plenty of photos.

claudie said...

We had a marvelous day! Sanary, Bandol and Six-Fours! I think we will visit Hyères Les Palmiers, tomorrow!!! And hello to Maribeth!

Pamela said...

groaaan... looks so lovely

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Oh, how can I have missed this???? Starting to read from the beginning here... Sounds so lovely... *dreaming*

Regarding Ryanair: you know what I use to say, we have been flying a lot with them and really dirt cheap, with absolutely no complaints.