Friday, June 17, 2011

Me and The Husband-sur-Mer

Fuzzy wuzzy was how we awoke on Saturday morning. I have long suspected, but I now know for sure; Champagne is my kryptonite (woe is me, right?). Two glasses are fine, anything more and I turn into a big ol' M E S S.  
I heard Honey Jr outside so I stuck my head out the window and begged him to make me some coffee, he said no, he was in a hurry (bee emergency, I'm sure) so that sucked. 

The Husband and I were headed to Cavalaire-sur-Mer for the weekend. His close friend, The Croupier (aka M) lives there. This trip to the beach and casino had been promised to me for two years so I was pretty stoked (fuzzy wuzzy, but stoked). 

Off we went with The Husband assuring me that he knew where he was going. But sure enough about thirty minutes outside Cavalaire we were lost (our GPS is not dependable, it's like; "tourner à gauche" and we're like, uh, where?). So the huffing and puffing started, and I got annoyed because if you don't know where you're going why are you faking it? And all that huffing and puffing was not helping the champagne bubbles floating around in my head. And I totally would have printed out some google maps if he had just said that he didn't know how to get there.
(Note to self: print the google maps anyway).

But we made it just in time for lunch.
(OK, a little late, but whatever). 
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Give me one good reason why Rosé can't be sipped from a martini glass?
It's festive, isn't it?
(except the glass is finished in like two sips, that's kind of a good reason).


And how cute is that little picnic table on the piece of fake grass... 


(they think I'm nutty photographing everything all the time)
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We went for a walk to have a look around...
Look at those palm trees (you just know Fifty would love to lift his little leg on one of those), and all the boats... we were definitely not in Le Petit Village anymore.

{check out how super tiny that Smart Car looks}

And we did some shopping (being on holiday and all) and I bought a hat and The Husband bought a new swimsuit even though he almost didn't. After five minutes of looking he did his normal, huff and puff followed by, "later, later." But The Croupier knows him as well as I do and the two of us strong armed him into getting one. Thank heavens because his old one was U G L Y. 

And then I saw this swimsuit and fell a little bit in love...


But naturally it was the most expensive suit in the shop (because picking out the most expensive item in a shop is a special talent of mine). I'm thinking that with my age and all I should have at least one one-piece. Like who do I think I am frolicking around in a bikini at my age? Cam Diaz I am not. But I didn't buy it, even though The Husband being the sweetest man ever said I should (he scored points for that one) but I have more important things to spend my money on right now (like birthday presents for The Husband... six days away if you're interested). 
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Proof that boys drink Rosé too... 


And love chocolate. 
This is The Husband's dessert... 


Which I didn't even have one bite of, because you know, I have a bikini to frolic around in. 
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And because I'm not all fluffy nonsense all the time... 
check out this beach...


In August 1944 Allied troops landed here as part of Operation Dragoon to liberate France. 


As soon as I bump into a Nazi Ghost Zombie, I'm totally going to tell him where I was and that he can suck it.  
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bisou


30 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!
    I love rosé wine and I love the same dessert your husband love!
    Chocolate and rosé wine ... I can't resist. I'm just a little bit jealous!
    Have a wonderful week-end.
    Bisou, Babi

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  2. I'm in love with that baby picnic table!

    Oh we really must have just been a few miles apart, what a shame we didn't get to meet up. Anyway next year we're going to try to find a wee place down that way to rent for ten days - so see you next time!

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  3. Looks like you had such a good time. Can I come next time ? ;)
    That baby picnic table is to die for. J'adore.
    And I'm a huuuuuge fan of Princesse Tam-Tam. My mom is, too. Her lingerie collection is seriously 99% Princesse Tam-Tam. And I'm jealous.

    Bisous !

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  4. every little down is so pretty :)

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  5. Love that your husbands wearing a striped shirt, because when thinking about France that is all I picture anyone wearing.

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  6. I share your talent for finding the most expensive think in the shop. I've done it since I was a kid, it's an innate ability! That dessert looks amazing. My daughter was saying yesterday that she would like to live in a little village in France and I said, "Oh, like Sara!" Then I was telling her all about your blog, Fifty and the daily laughs you provide. She then said, "Oh, she sounds like a cool girl." (Which of course, you are)! xo

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  7. sounds like a fun little weekend! glad you enjoyed : )

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  8. Sounds like a fun weekend! I'm sure you can still rock that bikini! And I think most drinks are more fun out of a martini glass. Lastly, what is it about guys and directions?!

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  9. Champagne has been my enemy on many occasions, but I still go back for me beatings - oh well, its to good to stop. I need to try Rose - and I'll be sure to have it in a martini glass! What a wonderful weekend!!! xx. PS. yes, ALWAYS print the google maps!!!

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  10. Champagne has been my enemy on many occasions, but I still go back for me beatings - oh well, its to good to stop. I need to try Rose - and I'll be sure to have it in a martini glass! What a wonderful weekend!!! xx. PS. yes, ALWAYS print the google maps!!!

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  11. I do enjoy Champagne, oh yes I do. I don't think I have ever had more than 2 glasses as it quickly goes to my head!

    Men and directions = stubborn fools...but I love my Love and forgive him for those stubborn times. Now directions apply to everything and not just driving..just want to clarify that. I have attempted to have this discussion and that goes nowhere. Oh well...when in doubt have a backup.

    Dessert was chocolate? Oh then of course I would have had a bite...

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  12. "...because if you don't know where you're going why are you faking it?" LOL Too funny! I'm going to use this line on my husband. ;)

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  13. Dear Sarah-
    I just want to tell you how much I enjoy coming to Le Petit Village on a regular basis. Your blog is so well written, the "charachters" so interesting, thank you for being a lovely facet to my computer! Clare in CA

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  14. I don't know how many times we have threatened to throw our GPS "lady" out the car window, and yet we still depend on her despite her repeated attempts at killing us.

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  15. Oh, honey you can SO frolic in a bikini at your age! Plus, it's Europe, please. XXOO Cameron Diaz

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  16. I want to be in this place. Wouldn't mind getting a little fuzzy wuzzy in this place. I need a vacation.

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  17. Wow! That looks like such a beautiful, beautiful place! You are seriously feeding my wanderlust with every thing you post. I especially loved the note of how tiny the SmartCar looked! I never would have noticed it there.
    It's also funny how similar your experiences are in rural France to my experiences in rural Spain. It makes me miss is very much!

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  18. Looks like a great getaway! I too adore champaign, but I'm more of a whole bottle then just 2 glasses kind of girl. And then YES, the fuzzy wuzzy's always ensue!

    How sweet of you to pass on the bathing suit to save for Husbands' b-day! (I doubt I would have done the same. I'm kind of a selfish shopper when it comes to stuff like that!)

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  19. What a fun adventure....hangover and all!

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  20. HA HA HA HA!! Good to know gps issues are universal. Don't get me started on the gps being out of date when I was trying to drive out of Dallas. Thank God for eyes and quick reflexes.

    Looks like a fun stop! The Nazi zombie would be uber jealous, amongst other things. Love the cocktail glasses of rose! That reminds me, I need to buy some rose- it's summer after all!

    Oh and does this mean you won't be coming over to help me finish the two, never opened, bottles of champagne in my fridge? ;-) If you have a change of heart, or the fuzzy wuzzy is worth it, you know where to find me. Bisous!

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  21. It sounds like the perfect little mini break!

    xxx

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  22. wow looks like a fab place!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  23. Glad to read your blog again. Bloggers still hasn't updated your posts after June 5 (and they had a glitch which caused me to unfollow you there. Refollowed. Maybe it was the fault of the Nazi Ghost Zombies.

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  24. looks absolutely divine!

    http://thelittlebrunettemermaid.blogspot.com/

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  25. You're not the only one to take zombies seriously -
    "The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor. The “concerned citizen” said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.
    “We’ve had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh,” said Lynn Wyeth, head of information governance. The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities. Ms Wyeth said she was unaware of any specific reference to a zombie attack in the council’s emergency plan, however some elements of it could be applied if the situation arose.

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  26. Not long, not long, not looooong and I shall frolic around, bikini-clad, in that same neck of the woods. Can't wait! Vive la France :)

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  27. Only a few more days until those palm trees will whistle above my head. Can't wait!! xx

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  28. Mmm, rose!!! (I have no idea how to do the little thing above the e...fail..). It looks so beautiful there! Me and my husband travel like that too! Except I'm the one who is sure I know where I'm going when I don't...

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  29. i am sooooo behind. and the worst is i was waiting for this post cause i wanted to see how your first trip to the beach went.
    loves:
    * mini picnic table on mini grass
    * mini smart car with boats bobbing
    * husband in his blue & white striped shirt
    * princesse tam tam

    not so much:
    * the idea that you can't frolic in a bikini when you are younger than me (don't say how much pls) and haven't yet had a baby and you are perfectly gorgeous
    * i wear a bikini and nothing else...sometimes that's all i wear all day long. just ask the canadians.

    bisous,
    a

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  30. gosh..it has been SO long since I visited your beautiful blog...what have I been doing. oh vey.
    Anyway...champagne does the same to me..but it just tastes so good...I NEVER just have 2 glasses...usually a bottle, sigh.

    Love your picture album..and that little mini recreation of a picnic table is ADORABLE..I want one.
    C

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