We arrived back in Cape Town from France,
one day before the Franschoek Bastille weekend ~ 14/15 July 2012
I was invited to take part in the French market that is part of the French Festival.
It was a crazy hectic few days before:
5 cubic square metres of old French vintage linen, hemp, lace and market finds were packed up, and transported to the shipping company in Paris from where it will be forwarded for further handling and shipping back to South Africa..expected to arrive here not yet confirmed date in August.
Two days later we left Paris for Afrique du Sud.Last minute shopping at the airport Laduree store.
Dd got her favorite midnight blue tea , I indulged in Marie Antoinette Rose home fragrance, and macarons of course.
a well deserved bubbly before take off...
and it is Au Revoir Paris...can you see the Seine below..
a healthy meal of
premium smoked salmon tartare served
with fresh cream, garnished with dill and capers
fresh fillet of Sea bass, lightly oven baked
served with sauteed leaf spinach, carrot batons and olive oil potatoes, with lively spiced salsa sauce..
Dd got ready for movie channel
Moi opted for the back massage ...heavenly! and then fell asleep, with French memories and excitement of a successful trip doing what I love most..
Bonjour Afrique du Sud!
Bonjour Cape wine lands...soooo lovely to be home!
Bonjour our little resident squirrel, .. where is your friend? I see it is winter here!
I literally left all suit cases in the entrance hall, heading straight to my store room to get ready for Bastille the next day.
The Pierrot Gourmand that was a gift from my friend in France shared space with the old doll in my hand luggage..
It was a easy market to do , all the tables were already set out and signage provided, I could just put out and take it all in...being home, still surrounded with the colors of France....
Thank you to all that stopped by to say hello, as always so special and much appreciated when you do..
thank you Veronica of Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds, please read her post with lovely images of the Bastille weekend.
Thank you mr LB, Dd and Christel for helping me set up at the French market in record time..
Merci beaucoup France for the never ending
joy of markets..
joy of markets..