8 Mar 2012
GOOD BYE PALM TREES AND PANCAKES
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For my last day of holidays in Ollioules (French Riviera) I just wanted to go to the seafront in Sanaray. I loved this place for its beautiful little old houses along the seafront and of course the palm trees !
The winter had been unusually cold up to - 10 °C (13 F) which hadn't happened in ages, and some of the palms were damaged by the frost as most palms grow in the tropics. But now they are recovering (hopefully) in the warm sunshine.
Under the palms youngsters were playing handball while others walked along the seafront. One of a sick palm had been cut into a rather strange shape.
We choose a little Snack restaurant were you had an enormous choice of pancakes, sweet or salty. I personally prefer them salty. We could sit outside in the sun and ordered our "crèpes", that's the name of the French pancakes. They have another shape than the once in the States or in the UK. They are very thin and rolled around the filling.
I had one with mushed eggplants and goat cheese. It was delicious.
I made a little collage of the French pancakes, as you can see they are served with salmon, goat cheese and vegetables, chicken or bacon.
After lunch and a little walk we went visiting Claudie's sister in law just for a short visit.
To end the day, we spent the afternoon shopping, I helped Claudie to choose curtains and other little things for the new house.
Now I am back home and was welcomed by a heavy rain and 4°C (39 F) !