4 Jan 2013
FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE
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1. This week I stayed 5 days at my friend Claudie's in the South of France for the New Year's Eve.
From a grey and cold Waterloo I arrived in Ollioules' almost Spring weather. We made a walk along the Sea and could even sit outside.
After our walk, I helped with preparing the buffet for New Year's Eve. I was in charge to make the Foie Gras sandwiches, while Claudie with the help of her SIL opened the oisters.
We ate and danced til midnight, and then everybody with a glass Champagne, wished for a happy New Year !
We had a lot of fun, but the next day we found paper streamers and little paper balls everywhere in the house ! Even in our beds and in our shoes (work of the children !).
While Claudie went to the doctor with her daughter, I walked through the little town and admired the beautiful Christmas decoration. The Christmas trees, on the left below, were made by the school children's different classes. The one in front was made by Claudie's class.
The whole town was decorated and little Father Christmas were hanging at the windows.
On my last day I took some pictures of their property, the vegetation is so different to ours in the North.
Claudie's husband Pierre loves to cook and decorate and prepared our last brunch together.
Then we went for a walk along the sea again, and sat there for a long while in the sunshine ! It was a wonderful weather 20° ! After a coffee we went home, and so ended my year's end holidays.
When you read this I am probably sitting in the plane, I'll arrive late afternoon home and into the winter again !