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This post wraps up my experience in the South of France a couple of weekends ago, but before I begin I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my awesome Aunty Karen!!!
I took all of these photos on the day of the 80th birthday party for Max’s grandpa.
The first one is of Max’s brother and I outside on the very hot, sunny day which was spectacular!
Champagne is really the norm here for parties and we were drinking it after a little birthday speech. really love this type of environment!
The lunch was amazing and even more amazing…there were 2 full lunches back-to-back. Or was this amazing? My stomach said no but my brain loved the idea! We ate a starter, a lobster course and then dessert came out and we were all getting ready to leave the table whheeeennnnn another main course came out, another cheese course came out and another dessert course came out. Two full back-to-back lunches, I tell you!
Max’s brother, Jean-Phillipe decided that he would imitate my mole by putting a piece of chocolate on his chin. It was sooooo funny that I forgot to laugh…if you get my drift. Anyways, I, like the good follower I am, forgot the expression that I commonly use on children, “It’s only funny once” and placed the chocolate on my chin around my existing mole. I guess I left it there too long.
We had a beautiful after lunch walk and a sunset with Max’s maman and Aunt cutting away last-years lavender plant in the garden (which smelt amazing as you can imagine). So Southern France!
And I loved it!
P.s. remember the picture of Max’s uncle playing jazz yesterday? Well, here is a video clip of that concert…
Before heading over to The Alps, last weekend Max’s father, brother and I took a detour and headed to the South of France where we met up with Max’s maman and celebrated his grandfather’s 80th birthday!
As you may already know, I visited the small town L’isle Sur La Sorgue (in Provence) for Christmas (here) but seeing it in the spring cannot even compare. The weather was over 25 degrees Celcius the whole time and there was barely a cloud in the sky.
On Saturday night we attended a Jazz concert featuring music from Miles Davis that was performed by Max’s uncle (on the piano!) and his band mates.
On Sunday morning we went to the very famous market in town. People come from all over Europe and the rest of the world to see the L’isle Sur La Sorgue market where southern food, clothing and antiques are sold. I want to go back and check out some of those pretty summer dresses I spotted! I did end up buying a new hat though!!
Unfortunately, Max couldn’t join us because he had school work and exams…but it was an amazing time anyways!
Tomorrow I will share some pictures of the birthday and the food I ate and some other wonderful things to wrap up my experience of the few days in the South!
Happy Monday everyone and it feels amazing to be back online!