Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rest and Relaxation

Some of you may remember that Mr. Margie had a medical condition diagnosed last May. His condition required a procedure which necessitated a stay in hospital on March 4th. It was a total success.

Our daughter Mel and her Fiance, Chris (who live near London)are getting married in May in Rivesaltes, a little spot in the south of France near to the Spanish border. Mr. Margie and I travelled to Perpignan last week to meet Mel and Chris and help in the wedding planning and organisation. The snow capped Pyrenees formed a wonderful backdrop to blue skies and sunshine.

I took every opportunity to sample the local muscat and enjoy the simple local food. Mel and Chris arranged meetings with the florist, photographer, videographer, hairdresser, priest, restaurant owner and all the various accommodation the one hundred guests will need for the trip. Everyone was very welcoming, helpful and hospitable and they all asked the same question "Pourquoi Rivesaltes?" to which the answer was always the same.

We dined in Collioure on sunday afternoon spending two hours sitting on a terrace by the beach, soaking up the sun and feasting on lobster, prawns, oysters and crayfish.

We spent an evening at lake Raho watching the sun set over the mountains, eating fresh strawberries by the waters edge.

Leiny was meanwhile busy preparing for her end of year exhibition in April and we missed her very much. Mr. Margie was back home cycling today (recovery going very well) and Mel, Chris, and I were back at work.

I am looking forward to reading all the new posts on your blogs,thank you to everyone who left messages and wondered why I was absent. I am so pleased to have won the 400 post giveaway on Louise's The Whispering Poppies. I have never won anything before and am so proud to have won that special giveaway. As some of you may know The Whispering Poppies is one of my favourite blogs. I also have an award from Sharon at Manamoon to go check out.


Les Cotrions said...

Hello Margie! I'm very happy to hear from you again!!! I wondered where you I've the answer! I'm happy your husband is ok and your daughter is going to marry!!! It must be very exciting!!! And a wedding in's very romantic!!! You've a very busy life!!!
Enjoy your wonderful family!!!
Warm hugs

Veronica Tingvall said...

It sounds wonderful and I am so glad mr Margie is feeling well.

I missed you so I´m really glad your back.

Lots of love/Veronica

Vee said...

Ahhh, what a lovely trip and you shared the most wonderful photographs.

So glad that Mr. Margie is doing so marvelously...he must be! Riding a bike so soon? Excellent.

You won something from Whispering Poppies? I must've missed it or forgotten it. That's what I love about a bad memory. I get to enjoy things a myriad of times. ;>

So off I go to find out what you won.

Thanks for your nice visit today!

vitavillan said...

What lovely pictures. Makes me dream of summer and warm weather.
Today we have sun in Sweden, but it´s still below zero.

Anonymous said...

Hi Margie :) Nice to hear from you again :) I missed you ! Nice to hear that M. Margie is all right :) Wonderful news of your daughter getting married in May ... in Rivesaltes ! Lucky you are ! Beautiful place !!! Congratulations !!
The best of luck to Leiny for her exhibition :) Welcome back :) Have a very lovely day :) xo

Elly said...

What a happy post! The recovering of your hubby and the preparations of your daughters wedding! The pics of France look so beautiful, I can understand why they'll marry there!

Ana Salomé said...

Hi Margie :) It seems like you had a great could you not?!? I hope evrything went well and that your rested, or at least relaxed :) See you soon, X Ana

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi Margie!

What wonderful pictures. Your daughter's wedding will be very romantic and beautiful, you cant imagine it not be!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog its always nice to hear from people who have found it.

Look forward to your future posts.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Yeah! We love successes! And the the photos. ~ Lynn
Don't be concerned if all your blogging friends join you in France for the wedding. (grin)

vicki archer said...

Dear Margie,
Have a wonderful wonderful time and nice to know you are in France. I hope it is not so windy there! xv

Deborah said...

So happy you're back. I didn't know about Mr. Margie. I'm glad he's doing better. My husband is a cyclist, also. What a lovely place to be in France.

Anonymous said...

Oh Margie your trip sounded SO wonderful and thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful pictures! I can't remember the last time I saw a sky so blue and water so clear. It's as though we were right there with you. Thank you so much!♥

Anonymous said...

Oh and congratulations for winning the giveaway, how incredibly exciting!!

Annie Wicking said...

Glad luck with everything and glad to know Mr. M is okay.

Best wishes to you all

Cait O'Connor said...

France, I love it and what a lovely place for the wedding. Glad the medical treatment went well.

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Sweet Margie! I am so glad to see you back blogging...I have missed you!

The pictures from your trip were lovely and thank you so much for sharing these. I am so glad Mr. Margie is doing well.


The Whispering Poppies said...

Oh my goodness, Margie... I never commented on this post! Your photography is just beautiful. I am glad to hear Mr. Margie had some needed relaxation. A wedding in the family sounds so very exciting... and what a beautiful place to have it!

Les Cotrions said...

Hellomy friend!How are you???
Have a great Sunday!
Warm hugs

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful place. I am glad that your husband's treatment worked. Your daughter is getting exciting. That vacation looked wonderful.