After Reflections In Narbonne, I thought it would be an interesting idea to do a post about one of the beautiful Gruissan lagoons.
Sexy Hubby, Cute Doggy and I were having yet another brilliant beach walk when we decided to go home via the lagoon. It was late afternoon and by the time we got there we realised it would not be long until the sun went down. A shared sunset experience being quite romantic, we decided to wait.
I am really glad we did. The golden light transformed the lagoon into a magical spot, where colours changed from one minute to the next. Different shades of yellow, orange and pink mingled with the blue of the sky and of the lagoon. And the mirror image of the sun and the landscape into the completely calm water was simply stunning. We stayed until it became completely dark and then silently made our way back, still under the spell.
During our Alternative Christmas week in the South of France, we decided to pop over to Carcassonne. Sexy Hubby and I were quite curious to see how different the impressive fortified city would look like in the winter. It is not the first time I have written about this historical town, Magnificent Carcassonne will tell you more about its past and Annual Trip To The South Of France show you some more impressions.
We had expected the city to look like a ghost town so the first surprise was that the closest car park was full! Admittedly, being the Christmas week, we were not the only ones on holiday. However, once in the city itself, you could really notice the contrast with the summer months. Yes, there were people around, quite a few shops and restaurants were open, but you could walk around very comfortably. Cute Doggy very much appreciated this, especially in the narrower streets!
Sexy Hubby had the great pleasure of tasting yet another cassoulet; in fact, we came home with four huge tins of his beloved dish. The lady in front of the Haunted House looked hopefully at me but I told her I had visited already. I assured her that both my daughters absolutely loved it, bought a ticket every year and that it would no doubt be the case again in 2015!
We then surprised our friend Zanda, who was exhibiting in his atelier with another two artists during the Christmas period. It was lovely to catch up and we left with a regional cookery book illustrated by him. I also bought our fifth painting as a present for Sexy Hubby for his music room, which you will discover on this blog next Sunday.