Mr. Margie and I went to France for our Margie and Mr. Margie Saturday on my birthday. We filled two days looking at houses and barns all for sale and all with the potential to be our second home. We saw two we were really interested in. Mr. Margie would love to take on a project he can work on with some family and friends joining in too. We looked around Rodez.
The cathedral there is a hidden gem, as is the city itself. Mel and Chris joined us and we explored the cathedral thrilled to find items of handicraft and beautiful altars.
This Christmas scene was so pretty and the colours so vivid, I really enjoyed the relaxing and serene feeling inside the cathedral.
We promised some friends we would visit. On day three, we took a three hour car journey to Canet passing fields of golden sunflowers en route.
We stopped near Montpellier on the drive for an iced tea and look at who was taking shade in the
When we arrived to stay with Jacques and Sandrine, they had converted the recording studio into a bakery and this pretty lady provided us with our croissant and pain au chocolate each morning (by far the best bakery I have ever visited). We met Jacques and Sandrine a few years ago at Camping La Yole.
We spent five wonderful restful days with our friends. CK a la plage.
The sun and the sea were fantastic and a perfect opportunity to read, swim and look stunning in polka dots,
I do so love the olives served with the aperitif, and there were so many perfectly charming beach restaurants to choose from.
The sea was so blue, it mirrored the sky and what could be nicer than a cool glass of rose, by the waters edge in late afternoon, watching the boats go by.
We took a visit to Perpignan on Thursday evening (each Thursday musicians and performers take to the streets for the evening) and were thoroughly entertained, this tight rope walker had us gasping and delighted at his efforts.
Our visit also included an evening of excellent food at Domaine De La Rombeau, the restaurant where Mel and Chris had their wedding reception in May this year. Pierre Henri, the owner, was very pleased to have us visit.
Our trip had a high point in Alby, a wonderful brick city (said to be the largest old brick city in the world), and just look at the museum in the town..ooh la la....
we dined in a wonderful little courtyard restaurant in the cloitre, salads with local roquefort cheese.
A visit to the cathedral brought our trip to a fitting end, its beautiful filigree stonework near the entrance were so intriciate, true craftsmanship and the colours of the frescoes were incredible, the organ music, however, was very ominus.
The statue of St. Cecile, was so beautiful, many of the wall paintings looked like three dimensional patchwork.
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