Friday, February 4, 2011
It's amazing what a little sun will do. This was a wonderful week. Nothing in particular per se - just glorious sun, and lots of it...
This photo was taken yesterday afternoon after a long morning of cafe lattes (switching from cappuccinos because figure I'd give the French a fighting chance in the coffee department) & grammar study. Nothing thrilling, but stepping away from the cafe, hefty dictionary & cumbersome notebook in hand (there's definitely an import/export possibility in school supplies en France if anyone's interested), I had one of those. ahhh, I live here moments.
Even through the challenges of French grammar (& about a gazillion different ways to express "return" or "meet"...mama mia), the daily cultural faux pas (don't even think of putting salad AND a main dish on the same plate at a buffet dinner...lived that shame & won't be going back), and having to kiss somewhat strangers about 20 times a day, it's all worth it to be living in the South of France.
Now if only the dreaded Mistral would stay away & I could eat blocks & blocks of Comte cheese without gaining a kilo...then we'd really be talking *happiness*.
Bon weekend a tous! Hope your days are filled with lots of inner & outer sunshine, xx
ps. Notice the spry fellow at the end of the "dock" - about 30 seconds away from an artful dive into the Med. Crazy, healthy, or just plain....crazy??...jury's out on this one, but I have my suspicions.