Τρίτη, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
First time we met Helene and her beautiful family. They live in a wooden house in the Alps. Two wonderful children and her husband. Smiles and hugs and love.
It was time to go, my camera had run out of battery. All my senses had to be alert for the next place. The fountain of Les Guillardes. A mysterious place on the mountain where water comes out of the rocks. I took my shoes off and climbed on the rocks barefoot. Put my feet in the crystal water. Freezing cold just for a few seconds... Instant cleansing for the feet, the soul, the heart....
No wonder the people here have big smiles and big eyes... The mountain's energy is so strong... Off to Helene's place again... She is so warm, her sence hospitality is incredible... Her husband Jose has a big smile and he is paragliding every weekend with his warm friend Keke... Jose is on a wheelchair but that does not stop him from enjoying his life and his family. I am so proud and honoured to have met those people who will stay in my heart always... Both Marine and Helene are beautiful souls and I owe them the best times I had in France...
I do hope they both come to Greece so I can offer them back their love and hospitality...
Πέμπτη, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
Couchsurf but with no avail. I was going to pay for a bed... Finally, last night I got a message that a friend of a friend ooh friend has a couch!! Yeah!
Old buildings, small rivers, beautiful bridges... It's like a fairytale!
Τρίτη, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
I am so thankful I decided to have this experience...
Παρασκευή, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
Τετάρτη, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
|6.30 in the morning|
I have one thing to say. The vandange aka the grape picking is very tiring. I simply cannot feel some of my muscles. So. I will upload some pictures and hope you like them.
|Let's go pick some grapes!|
|Brunch on the field...|
|70 kilos of grapes ready to go|
Πέμπτη, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
I could walk around and see some sites. My first instinct was to get out of the house and go right. I walked and walked and walked and saw everybody doing their morning chores, pretty ladies on bicycles, students going to the university, bakers baking, you name it.
Instead, I wondered around the old city until I reached the cathedral of saint John the baptist.
What was mostly striking and beautiful were these little old shops and galleries in the city.
To be continued...
Τετάρτη, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
Last Sunday was the last day on the mountain. Everyone was happy and tired...
Monday was a day of rest. We talked about the weekend and stuck in bed all day long...
Tuesday would be the day of tourism...
Τρίτη, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
Where was I?
Friday's crowd was there but it was much bigger because family friends were added. A total of 120 people. It was like going to a wedding. But it was only Clio's 25 th birthday!
The party was great and I went to bed at 4 in the morning... It was cold and humid up there on the Alps, so I wore as many clothes as I could and curled up in my sleeping bag...
Δευτέρα, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014
We awoke on the mountain, yet another sunny hot day of smiley, happy faces... Somehow the tables were clean - some elder people were cooking for tonight's party - Coffee, croissants, breakfast, gifts to our birthday girl... By now all the faces became familiar and you said bonjour to everyone.
I decided to go on a small walk since the day was so warm and nice.
To be continued....