Saturday, March 5, 2011

spring is in the air

How do you know spring is arriving in Le Petit Village? When you see the tourists trickling in that's when. The past week there have been three different camper vans parked in le petit parking lot and random groups of people walking slowly past my front window, gazing around, hands clasped behind their backs in that, 'I'm relaxed because I'm on holiday and I'm very interested in my surroundings' tourist stroll. And then I see them again a few seconds later as they walk back after realizing there isn't anything to see up my way.

So yeah, spring is coming with it glorious sunny days and Le Petit Village is awakening from it's winter slumber. Soon the population will swell from 250 up to 1000 and Le Petit Village will be buzzing again. This all makes me think of last tourist season and the time Fifty and I got Papped.
(originally posted 4th June 2010)
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Yesterday Fifty and I got papped by some tourists while out for our walk. Tourists with the largest camera I've ever seen, you know, one with a crazy big lens that can be used to take photos of celebs sunbathing topless on a yacht off the coast of St Tropez. Like, one of those.

This just confirms what I've felt all along; Le Petit Village tourists are nothing more than undercover paparazzi trying to snap me (I may be feeling a tad delusional this morning, lets go with it). I was in my usual Fifty walking attire, as in converse, windblown hair, and ridiculously large sunglasses (best to shield my eyes from all the flashbulbs... delusional!). Fifty was in his new spiffy black harness. It's basically a bunch of thick black straps cris-crossing around his body, making him look like he is either 1. about to invade Poland, or 2. going to a sado-maso club. Either way he looks adorable.

Maybe it was Fifty they were trying to pap and not me?

Well that's a bummer. 

Delusion over.

bisou

19 comments:

  1. That sounds amazing, summer is quickly arriving here in AZ and oh boy am I loving it! Do you like when the tourists flood le petit village, or not so much?
    =)

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  2. Ahh the tourists, they will attack Avignon too, it's getting too nice around here ;) I can't wait the summer to start, only bummer is the festival.. noisy, touristic, can't park the car.. did i say noisy? :P

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  3. Whilst over here, Autumn is definitely in the air! Looking forward to visiting France later this year...

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  4. Spring is definitely in the air- the plum blossoms are out. They're quieter than tourists and less prone to paparazzi activity so I'm happy.

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  5. I can't believe you got papped! You were dressed appropriately for it though. I feel like that's what all celebs are wearing when the papparazzi find them.

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  6. Oh, darn tourists.... perhaps you should walk around naked to give them something to talk about... hee hee. xo

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  7. I could totally see you getting papped walking around in those big sunglasses. :)

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  8. Campers - they're baaaa-aaaack. You'd think all this deep speculation on Kate and her fashion sense would take a little bit of the heat off you.

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  9. And where are our pictures of fifty in his S n M outfit??

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  10. This post reminded me of my childhood. I grew up in an itty bity sailing village. When the tourists came everyone was super excited, and by the end of the season we were amped to see them all leave.

    Get ready for your closeup! Fifty is a STAR!!

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  11. I hate to say it but I have been one of those tourist...can't help it when on vacation. I have to take photos...of course I take photos here all the time too just like I am a tourist. No defense. Hope you don't have annoying ones that peek in windows (I NEVER did that!) and try to put up with rest who think you are lovely and worth the photo for....

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  12. ..."making him look like he is either 1. about to invade Poland, or 2. going to a sado-maso club."

    This is why I read you missy! This makes me chuckle sooo much!
    So glad spring is coming back to the village. That's pretty much the opposite of my -25 degree weather last night...

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  13. i'm DYING for spring. it's still cold and rainy most days in bremerton but when the sun comes out... hold on to your ass- it's going to be beautiful. see, that's me being positive.

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  14. Ditto Wonky. Where's the pic? :) Still think you should open shop as an English speaking tour guide. Then you can order Starbucks online and have it shipped to you!

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  15. LOL, Sara. Sounds like you and Fifty had a fun day. I, too, am so very ready for Spring, and all its smells and glorious weather. This cold, wet stuff has GOT to go!!

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  16. Hey, I'm glad spring is about there. Hopefully, I will find lots of sunshine when I return to Provence the second week of April.

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  17. Hahaha I'm sure it was you :p
    Yay for Spring!!

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  18. i'd say go along with it and put on your best jacky-o sunglasses with a chic scarf wrapped around your head. then you can start selling autographs. just tell them you're julia roberts ;-)

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