…and its been a great month. Back to the blog at last – ‘where have you been?’ I hear you ask – ok in my dreams – just a joke, but yes I’m still out of the home for the bemused and bewildered and we’ve been out and about.
So mostly photos this time…
First to the UK, maybe wrote that last month…
Today I made a case for all my crochet hooks – ok so its May but I’m sneaking it in
Earlier in the month we went to Provence
This is the view from the gite (holiday home) where we stayed – overlooking Vaison la Romaine. The Mistral blew and mornings and evenings were chilly, but the light down there is different and the blue sky is truly Provençal.
My friend even braved the exceedingly cold water of the swimming pool…
I know it would be lovely under the heat of the Provençal summer sun …but in April? – good grief the water might just have reached 15°C. One brave lass indeed.
Aix en Provence was as lively and colourful as I remembered, here’s the square of restaurants, and it was even more buzzing as it was market day in the Cours Mirabeau.
If you want a really good coffee there, in the centre, but off the beaten tourist route then try Mana Espresso. The granddaughter of a friend of mine and her partner have it, hard workers, the pair of them and they so deserve to succeed.
Then we went to Paris
The view from the big wheel – the Tuilerie gardens – you get to go twice round on the wheel, so its not very long, but looking down the Champs Elysée is quite spectacular.
The Montmartre museum is worth a visit – especially if you are at all interested in the history of the area and Suzanne Valadon, the model and artist. The presentation at the beginning is well done.
Becoming boring now – BUT at the end of the month it was my birthday and there’s nothing boring about this – well not for me anyway…
you see those two envelopes…well
number 1 envelope had the reservation for a night in a hotel in Paris.. ‘strange,’ I think, ‘we have just been..’
Number two envelope had tickets for
‘BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN LIVE IN PARIS!’
how unbelievably fantastic is that? Aren’t I just one of the luckiest people? A big thanks to the one I love for knowing I couldn’t wish for a better present!
So here’s one exceedingly happy 69 year old granny!
Its never too late.