Sunday, July 17, 2011

Murs

For the last three days we have been staying outside the tiny village of Murs,  


high above the Luberon Valley....




at this pretty little bed and breakfast....

where the only sound is the summer cicadas chirping!


We spent a wonderful Bastille Day in Avignon..


with its half bridge that goes nowhere...

and the amazing square with the Palace of the Popes


where all Popes resided until the about 14th century, I believe.

There was an arts festival in the town with buskers and performers everywhere!


Yesterday we travelled to Aix-en-Provence where we met up with Kirsty of "You 

had me at Bonjour", a great blog with amazing photographs!

Baby No. 4 due any day !

We spent a very happy couple of hours together sharing stories and having a 


coffee!


And can you believe, even though she is not strictly from my home town, she 


was born in the hospital about 3km from where I lived!!


It is indeed a small world!




Aix-en-Provence is a pretty town....





with yet another market!


Today we went on our last bike ride, before we return home on Tuesday!


We rode to, among other places, Rousillon...




renowned for its rich deposits of red ochre pigments found in the clay!



All the houses are made from it!

The nearby town of Gordes is also quite amazing!


And because this blog is about craft and fabric, here is what I bought in Aix...


Although it is a little more mauve than blue!

And this I bought in Orange!


And I haven't even told you about that town!!

Off to Paris tomorrow..

Until then...

Happy days!

SUZ


8 comments:

  1. Sur la point d'Avignon, on est dance, on est dance!

    I don't know how to do 'accents'!

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  2. It was so great to catch up with you Suz, it is indeed a small world. Glad to hear your cycle went well, bet it was beautiful. Those two fabrics go really well together (if the photo colours are showing true on my monitor) - will look fab in a purple themed quilt. Enjoy Paris and have a safe trip home!

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  3. Wow! That red clay is just amazing! The fabrics are precious, but get on to Paris! I can't wait to get there...er....for you to get there!

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  4. It all looks fabulous. I'm pleased you didn't have to become Kirsty's birthing partner on the day. Isn't it wonderful to be able to catch up with bloggy friends.
    You must be having THE most amazing time on this holiday, the photos are making me so jealous.
    Can't wait to see what you get up to in Paris.

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  5. Oh how I loved the market in Aix! Have a ball in Paris...my favorite city! Eat a croissant and a macaroon for me!

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  6. Your photographs, once again, do not disappoint! They are gorgeous!!! And those fabrics - beautiful!!
    Enjoy your days in Paris!!

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  7. What a beautiful town! How fun to meet up with a fellow blogger in the French countryside. The weather there looks so fabulous! Enjoy Paris! Its strange to think you'll be back soon. You'll have the best tan in Melbourne.

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