What an amazing month! October on Cote d’Azur in the South of France. We love this area and I had the pleasure of conducting image workshops. Home base was an adorable little apartment in Le Cannet, about fifteen minutes from Cannes.
Traveling in a foreign country is always an experience. We had a fabulous view from our living room – French door opening onto a small balcony and a view of the Mediterranean. Cruise ships would arrive in the morning and spend the day so passengers could shop in the quaint little shops in Cannes, departing that evening to arrive at the next port for a new visit. The sunsets were spectacular. My husband, Joe, walked down to the nearby patisserie for our daily baguette, that we enjoyed with coffee while taking in this amazing view.
Of course, we always got a chuckle out of the city sponsored motorcycle patrolling the sidewalks several times a week equipped with a vacuum to pick up the dog droppings! None of this owners walking around with a little baggie here!
Presenting workshops was great fun! Each workshop had fifteen to twenty in attendance. The ladies attending live, at least part of the year, in the South of France. They were a fantastic audience. Although the presentations usually followed a luncheon, hostess Sara decided to hold one in the evening so ladies who were unable to come at noon could attend. We expected four or five ladies. The final attendance was nineteen! Such enthusiasm! Many kisses on each cheek, and warm compliments. How rewarding to be involved with such a group.
Our apartment was not without challenges. The hot water had a mind of its own! Each time I got the temperature just right, it would continue until I was covered with shampoo and then turn to ice! I just learned to anticipate and work with this little quirk as it always happened. And then there was the internet. You haven’t seen regular blogs for a good reason!
The local streets and roads are well known for being narrow and crooked, often changing from two-lane to one-lane without warning. The car rental company wisely didn’t even offer to allow me to drive! Joe, on the other hand, loves the challenge. I have included a picture of our nightly parking. It takes real skill to parallel-park that close to a building, bumper to bumper between two cars and never make a scratch! I was grateful that Joe could execute this with confidence!
It has been exciting returning home to get to spend time with two new clients in their closets and have to conduct two workshops. My husband teases me that I enjoy my work too much to call it work! He is right and I appreciate each and every one of you!
A bientôt. – Until next week.