I keep saying, but it’s entirely true, the days are zipping by so quickly that unless there is a market, I don’t know what day it is!!!!
Sunday was the wonderful market here in Estoi. I can’t describe the delight we take in getting up in the morning, relaxing as long as we like then dressing and heading down the village to the market then back to the patio in the square and simply hanging out. No parking necessary, no complications.
Passed this wonderful balcony on our way through the village. How I long to see beyond the doorway!
Walnuts were in abundance at this particular market. Very cheap also.
Look at the avid shoppers.
This woman was standing on a table, calling out at the top of her lungs that everything was 1 euro. Needless to say, she had a crowd all around her.
Loved this woman. Never got off her chair but what a voice…..you could here her for quite some distance
I convinced him to try on this hat and suggested he might want to purchase it!! Didn’t happen.
This one he loved and now it has a new home!
I noticed a few horses occasionally peeping out of this old building.
And horse number 2….actually, different door.
Just a market shot with the lovely mountains in the distance.
I adore these hand made baskets. I keep wanting to purchase them but I convince myself that would simply be silly.
Another shot of the market
After the market we headed back to the square and to our delight, we found Bela and Harald……both looking rather dapper I might add.
We ended up enjoying a lovely couple of hours together over lunch with a huge side serving of sunshine and blue sky!
Diane claims she does not look good in hats but, we have discovered men’s hats look marvelous on her.
The deux trouble makers.
We walk this route home so often that we forget what a work out it is. Marc and Harald in his pants that I covet!
Diane and Bela…….this is such a great way to work off part of our meal!
Monday was a scorching day and a perfect one to pack a picnic and head to the beach. Off we headed, to Barril where Pat and Gary joined up with us. For the most part it was calm and breezeless. We relaxed in the sand, snoozed, read, gabbed and then ate. I took a long lovely walk for about a km and I basically had the beach to myself. What a treat.
The bridal veil is in full bloom and full scent. Intoxicating.
The tiny train that runs the 1.5 kms from the beginning of the island to the beach. We walked it.
Enjoying their picnic….Diane was smart, she packed a beer!!!
The four of us enjoyed Sangria and Beer on the patio near the beach before heading home. We all have to keep pinching ourselves that we are so fortunate to be able to enjoy, and share in, this experience.
Today was a day of new arrivals. Diane’s sister, Lise, arrived from Montreal via Toronto. How lucky she was to get away during the horrible storm they are experiencing right now. As well, Andrea and Warren arrived from Nova Scotia and are staying with Pat and Gary. I love how the tribe grows.
Thank goodness for gel!!!!
Diane and Lise
Bonnie, Ana and Ken…..a wonderful lunch together.
Ana and Diane……they don’t like each other much!
Gary, Ana and Pat……I love these smiles, and these people.
Marc, Diane and Lise……oh my, the trouble I am faced with with three francophones together!!
Andrea and Warren…..happy to be in the sunshine.
As new folks arrive, new adventures begin. I’m not certain at all what we will get up to in the next little while but what I do know is that laughter, camaraderie, and great fun together will certainly be part of the mix, if not the majority!!