Monday, May 2, 2016

Pink Tulips


A little posy to welcome the month of May.
Where did April go? ... seemed to go by so quickly!


This morning Ocean Beach and Little Oneroa looked so tranquil as we walked by, that I had to get my iphone out and take a few snaps. The light was magical and photos don't really show how magnificent the ocean and dawn sky looked.


All was calm and quiet at this time of the morning and I really think this is the best time of the day.
Worth getting out of bed at 6 am to go out walking.

Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom, if you go to a place on anything but your own feet, you are taken there too fast and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.
~ Elizabeth Von Amim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen

Happy May! dear friends and  wishing you all a happy week 
hugs
Carolyn

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Olive season is upon us




It's that time of the year again, harvesting of our olives.
 
As the weather was a beautiful blue sky, I went out to make a start filling the crate so I could then transport them to the local press.
As they were pressing today, I would need to have them out there by 1 pm, so early this morning I got out and worked really hard to pick them off the trees. As it is a bumper crop, this year we will be doing this for a few days more, so that is what is going to occupy our time this week.
Olives should be processed soon after harvest because storing them diminishes the quality and no longer than three days from the time they are picked.  We have twelve trees on our property, of different varieties ... some olives are dark black and others a pretty light green and blended together make for a lovely oil

Picking is  time consuming but its all worth it to have your very own cold pressed extra virgin olive oil.
Now I am feeling very tired and will sleep well tonight.

Do hope that you are enjoying your week
hugs
Carolyn

Friday, April 22, 2016

Soaking up the scene



Today I will show you around, a little more of what we saw exploring Saint Tropez.


It was a fun place to do nothing but relax, dipping our toes in the sand and taking a picnic lunch to the beach for the day out, with sunglasses, sunblock and a good book. What could be better!
Then to return home to this apartment we rented through airbnb. 
We found this a great service to use and it was a comfortable place to call home for a week.  What we really enjoyed was to sit out on the little deck and have our breakfast and dinner  most days and watch the world go by. Another convenient feature of an apartment is the washing machine to be able to do laundry.


We drove out to the gorgeous sandy white beach of the Baie de Pampelonne,  where we swam everyday in the sparkling azure Mediterranean sea. 


Brigitte Bardot made this place famous when she frolicked on the beach here, back in the 50's. To this day they must be very proud of her as there were many paintings about on walls and in galleries


This really is the playground of the wealthy, with million dollar houses, super yachts and luxury boats berthed at the marina, you had to see to believe.


Happy weekend dear friends
hugs
Carolyn

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Saint Tropez



Today I will bring you a few images from beautiful Saint Tropez France, when we visited there last year.  September was a good time to go there as most of the holiday makers had gone away and the weather was still lovely

We had perfect weather with lots of sunshine and brilliant blue sky, which made it great for spending time in the gorgeous seaside town.
Was fun to explore, swim in the sea, dine out at the little cafes,  and snap photos. I loved all the wonderful buildings, painted in soft colours, a pastel lovers dream.
These two friendly gentlemen came rushing out of the shop and were happy to pose for me outside the Boulangerie

Walking down charming streets and seeing all the gorgeous old buildings was a chance to photograph around every corner



The little dogs were so adorable- had the look of hoping their parents would hurry up and finish their lunch so they could be out walking again




Do hope you are enjoying your week, dear friends
hugs
Carolyn

Monday, April 4, 2016

Friendship



 Friendship is such a wonderful thing
Writing a blog is a life changing experience that connects you with friends from all around the world
I am grateful for the many wonderful friends I have made here and feel so very lucky


Recently I went to my mail box and inside was a package and rushed inside to open it. There was a prettily wrapped present, from my dear friend Dorthe.
The most beautiful bird she had lovingly made me and the sweet card with a pretty cream coloured cloth rose - perfection. Birdie looked very happy sitting next to my bird house and colour co-ordinated. I have always had a love for birds and nests

I am always amazed at her creative work. Many thanks Dorthe and  so touched by your sincere kindness.


I hope life is treating you well ~ As always thanks for stopping by
Wishing you a wonderful week dear friends
hugs
Carolyn


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Out on my walk



As much as I love the lazy days of summer, today there has been a slight nip in the air which I am enjoying.
There were a few things this morning on my walk, that made me pull my iphone out of my pocket and take a few snaps.

The sweet bunnies were happily nibbling the grass for breakfast and were so quiet when I walked by. They must be someones pets as I have seen them out on the berm before

Sharing the love, the personalized number plate  from this Volkswagen Kombi

The sum of the whole is this:
walk and be happy,
walk and be healthy.
The best way to lengthen out our days 
is to walk steadily and with a purpose
~ Charles Dickens

Thank you for visiting my blog today dear friends
Do hope you are enjoying your week and won't be long and it will be the weekend again.
hugs
Carolyn

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter to everyone


Just a very quick post today and a little note with a few pictures I took today playing around with my camera.

wishing everyone a relaxing break and holiday

hope you have a chocolate egg or two tucked away to enjoy

Thank you for visiting dear friends and I look forward to coming to say hello to you soon
hugs
Carolyn