While I fix up the photos, I wanted to tell you about two fab things we got to do while my folks were here last month.
First: Taking advantage of free babysitting, I dragged the mister to see George Michael when he was playing in Marseille.
When I was 14 I had the biggest crush on George. Many a hot, hormonal tear was shed on my pillow, my Walkman clutched to my aching, undeveloped chest. I knew, absolutely knew, we would fall in deep, irrevocable, stubbly love if only we could just meet.
Random tangent (or dare I say red herring): I named my first pet fish George. This is a stock photo as my George suffered an early, tragic and senseless death from shock when I accidentally knocked an ABBA cassette into his bowl.
But back to the story. Yes, I can hear you all saying that George is 11 years older than me, gay and hates photography. I'm not interested in problems, people, only solutions.
It was a fantastic concert. Dodgy personal goings-on aside, George's voice is still magnificent and he puts on a great show. My only wish would've been for a few more dance tunes, but it looks like his next album should give me what I want:
I foresee much dancing around my living room in 2012.
Second: A great meal at Le Pigonnet restaurant (music warning if you're reading at work) in Aix-en-Provence. The restaurant is set in the beautiful formal gardens of the hotel.
The food was fantastic, as you'd expect.
Appetisers brought out with our apéritif. Yummo.
Avert your eyes feminists - check out the menu the ladies were given (no prices):
Versus the version given to the guys:
Quaint, huh? In a Betty Draper kind of way.
The wine, the meal, the ambiance - the whole thing was wonderful.
Le Pigonnet is a lovely restaurant if you're looking for something a little more formal and flash - we've only eaten here twice, but it gets our recommendation.
That's all I've got for now - will have more on our recent travels soon. Hope you're all having a great week. If not perhaps this George video will cheer you up.
Points of interest:
1. Wicked facial hair.
2. Two innocent cans of hairspray gave their lives to create that fringe. It just. doesn't. move.
3. George clones. Surely they wouldn't miss just one?
Have a dance around your living room for me!