22 Mar 2014


The day started again with beautiful sunshine.

Before breakfast I quickly checked my Blog and emails. A friendly lady took this picture of me in my special blogging place ! I think I will miss this cozy room.

Somebody told me today that the staff has given me a nickname. I am called "The Princess". I had already wondered when somebody of the animation group called me so and then the waiter in the restaurant too. I asked one of the girls why, I thought maybe they think I wear my nose high  up and look snobbish but not at all ! She told me they had named me like this because I am always friendly and so nice to them all, that I talk and listen to them. I purred of course like an old cat. I thought I was only normal. But what I have heard about some tourists, was really not nice. They have all a nick name. One is called "piss vinaigre" which means "piss vinegar" !

This is one of the girls performing alone the daily dance which opens the entertainment. Normally they are 5, but we were only 3 at the swimming pool, a French couple and I.

On my way to the restaurant I met a female cook ! Rather seldom, usually they are all men. We chatted a bit about the food and she allowed me to take a picture of her.

After lunch and laying in the sun, I did a little walk to the beach..  It still looked awful, so dirty with plastic bottles and all kind of rubbish plus the seaweed and algas, from the last week's storm..

It was impossible to walk along the sea. Sometimes I could see how white the sand was. I wonder how the hotel beaches look which are located at the sea !

To go to the beach of my hotel, I had to cross a street. But at least they had cleaned their part of the beach. Nobody was there except me, it was rather depressing.

On my way back to the hotel and the cheerful atmosphere I saw this boat which had stranded besides a mountain of  garbage of all kinds !

I had a nice chat with an old lady from Hamburg while drinking our peach tea, she is here for 6 weeks and leaves tomorrow. She does it every year because she suffers from depressions and light and sunshine helps.

She told me that there are several people who stay here for 3 to 5 months during winter time. For them it is cheaper then staying home, because of the heating and other costs, I didn't know that the legal pensions in Germany are so low ! And we complain in Belgium ! Tunisia is very cheap, and they have everything here in the hotel.

When I returned to my room I found this cute decoration on my bed.


Linens and Royals said...

Shame about the rubbish on the beach but it all sounds so good I'm sure you will be back again.

Jo said...

Of course you'll be called Princess. You're a friendly person and everyone appreciates that. I can imagine how people can be "sour" tourists. Have a great last day in Tunisia. (((Hugs)))Jo

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. sounds like you're having fun and that's the main thing .. and Mr G will be glad to have you home. Cheers Hilary

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have been following your latest adventure (rest cure?) and enjoyed each of your posts...it sure went by quick though. What your German lady said reminded me that some 'vintage people' who stay here at our RV Park in Florida have told me it is cheaper than to pay the heating bills at their home "up North" and I'm sure it is safer for them not to have to slide around on the ice and snow.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

And I am not one bit surprised that everybody loves you and calls you the Princess. Of course they do because you are nice to everybody.

Loree said...

I love the colours of your blogging nook. The colours are so bright and lively. I hope you enjoyed your trip.

diane b said...

sad about the state of the beach but everything else sounds good.

Sandra Carlier said...

Sunny holiday is the best medecin against the winter depression!!! Healthy and cheaper than staying home! Princess is a very nice little name!