15 Apr 2016

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

 1. Maybe you know, but I have spent the last 10 days in my friend's Claudie's home in Ollioules South of France. I wrote a little diary everyday to remember what we had seen or done. So if you are interested just scroll down.

2. On Monday we wanted to return to the Toulon habor, but it was so windy that we changed our mind and went instead to the little habour close to home and had delicious galettes (stuffed salty crêpes)



I watched how they prepared mine and enjoyed the sunshine behind a windscreen, before we returned home and spent the rest of the day on the terrace or inside when it got too cold. Pierre was busy with his vegetable garden and Claudie exercised for her piano lessons.

3. Together with Claudie's sister, husband daughter and her niece with two little girls we went visiting Marseille.



The 7 year old Lea wanted to have a picture with me so Claudie took one just before our departure.



Marseille is a very beautiful town, they had renovated a lot in the last years and we didn't regret at all having taken the sightseeing bus and made a big tour through Marseille. I took a lot of pictures and will write about it in a special post.

4.


The last day I spent on my beachbed and soaked in the warm sun, before I returned into the cold and rain. This was my home for 10 days. When I arrived the leaves were not yet out or just started and now it's all blooming and green.

5. In the afternoon Claudie drove me to the airport and I was far too early. The security check was good but not so slow as when I arrived. So I was quickly inside. Fortunately there was free WiFi so I watched a little movie waiting for my plane. The flight back was smooth and without problems and also in Brussels' South airport I could get out without any problems or controls. There were a few heavily armed soldiers chatting with the people. Mr. G. was waiting for me and ..... it rained ! I was home !



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13 comments:

Maribeth said...

How wonderful you got away from rainy Brussels! And visiting with Claudie too!
Our weather here in New Hampshire is still cold, but we have had lovely sun! Today I plan a nice walk outside with Greta. My 12 year old dackel needs to go on nice walks with me. I think we both need the exercise!

Wendy said...

Oh it looks like you had a lovely time. Great pics and so sunny! It's rained on an off all day here in London but we did have a couple of nice days this week. I'm glad you didn't have any problems coming back through the airport.

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely time! So glad you were able to get away for some sunshine and fun with friends.

Linens and Royals said...

I hope the memory of sun and fun in France will last through a grey Belgium winter.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm ready for some sun. So I can get out in my flowerbed.
Coffee is on

ellen b said...

How nice to spend time away. You came back to some nice blooms!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am here to catch up -- glad to know you are home safe (although you may wish you were back in the land of sunshine on that beach chair). What a beautiful place it was. Off to scroll your diary.

Jo said...

Oh how wonderful your 10 day holiday sounds. That seven-year-old reminds me of our Bethany (who's 7 as well). Great weather to build you up for the rain back home. I hope your spring arrives soon. We're in full autumn (fall) and everything is still looking beautiful. Soon the winter will arrive and we'll be bundled up against the cold. Brrr. Have a great weekend. Jo

Karen said...

Soaking up the sun sounds just lovely. Our spring weather has turned to snow again, unfortunately. It sounds like we're in for several days of it.

Susanne said...

Sounds like your had a great time. Marseilles sounds like a lovely place to visit

Loree said...

I would love to visit Marseilles. It looks like a beautiful place.

Willow said...

What a great holiday you had! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the sunshine. Marseilles looks like a place everyone would want to visit.

Sandra Carlier said...

Very nice shoots and collages ! If you could see the garden ! The evolution continues ! Vegetables grew up ! Pierre is like a nurse with the plants ! The side of Marseille we visited was really nice and clean but in the center of the town it is not so clean !