Monday, March 28, 2011

A day on the Bassin with Materfamilias

I haven't met many blogger friends - only two actually; Sarah and Stella. This weekend made three when Materfamilias and her husband came down to Bordeaux on a side trip from their vacation in Paris and we spent an evening and an afternoon together. It's nice to finally meet people when you have been reading them for years and you already feel (perhaps erroneously) that you know lots about them. You can skip a lot of the awkward niceties, and finally put a voice to the words. Of course, they were lovely, just as I knew they would be.
We spent Sunday afternoon on the Bassin d'Arcachon and I had fun showing off some of my favourite places. My glutei maximi are feeling rather delicate today since they dragged me to the top of the Dune to Pyla then stopped me tumbling all the way back down again. The children applied no such braking mechanisms. A good time was had by all.
(By the way that first photograph in the mosaic below may be a sandy colour but it certainly didn't taste like sand. It's my dessert from Saturday evening at La Table du Vieux Saint Pierre, une bonne adresse).

Come back soon les Familias!


materfamilias said...

Lesley, it was such a lovely weekend -- thank you and your great kids for being so kind and welcoming.
The mosaic is fabulous -- you've really captured the colours of the seaside beautifully -- I really have to refine my mosaic-making skills, so I'm taking notes.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a good time. It is interesting meeting other bloggers. Pyla Dune is beautiful.

Rob-bear said...

I've just dropped over from Dedene's.

Such fun! Meeting new people and visiting such interesting places. Love the story and the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

C'est très bien!