Tuesday, June 12, 2012

When it's overcast and windy.

On Sunday a mistral started blowing across the Cote d'Azur so our intended beach day was now out of the question. So we decided to drive up into the mountains for a picnic instead. We found a sheltered spot on a field full of summer flowers, with a great view over the coast. 

Katie had packed us a superb picnic which we washed down with a chilled bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne.

I ended up taking so many pictures of flowers - but I have spared you and only posted a few...

We stopped in at a little village called Gourdon on the way back for coffee and something sweet.
You can see the wind lashing through here! 
Now that's a sweet shop for you! 
It's so perfect, I almost felt like I was at Monte Casino in Joburg!  

We decided on this cafe with a gorgeous view over the Riviera. 

Katie and I both ordered a mini dessert platter. I almost platzed it was so good!
I promised not too many pictures of flowers, but these little posies were growing out of cracks all over.
Just too gorgeous for words! 


  1. Such beautiful pictures - happy that my former flip flops got to go and have a picnic too!

  2. amazing pictures and a charming adventure...jealous and happy for you at the same time