Matron’s office all stitched up

A few weeks ago I went to Wild About Wool, an event at Poltimore house. One of the things that touched me was the room that had been the Matron’s office. It had been decorated by some of the people showing their yarn work, both knitting and crochet.

It would be lovely if the decorations could stay in place while rebuilding continues, the room needs cheering up.

Up!

I arrived at Marseille St Charles railway station by metro on the blue number 1 line and really didn’t need to venture outside. However, the station is known for its grand approach.

When I was there, it was very hot, the blue sky and white stone were dazzling. It was tempting to go back into the station building and stay cool, but I had to check it out.

The view was fabulous, all the way to Notre Dame de la Garde on the hill to the far right. I nearly stayed put at the top, but I’d seen photos and wanted to see the stairs going up. I’d need to save my energy so I went slowly down.

It was worth it.

104 steps, I went back up even slower, pretending that I was stopping to enjoy the view, but actually saving my breathe and my knees!

LOOK UP is this weeks Lens-Artist Photo Challenge and Patti is in wonderful Florence.

Pink September 28th

A couple of weeks ago, I was on holiday in Marseille, on the Cote d’Azur. I spent a long morning on the water between Marseille and Cassis, beneath limestone cliffs, some of the highest in the Med.

Here I spotted a man scrambling up the cliff, watched by a girl sunbathing in a yellow canoe and another and one in pink!

Calanques That guy must have scraped his knees getting up there!

Becky’s back in Winchester Cathedral for the flower festival, and there are just two days left in Pink September!

 

And we had mint tea

In a riad in Marrakech in 2008 and again in 2010.

One of the traditional welcomes, steaming fresh mint tea in a cool room opening onto the inner courtyard. A delight to sit there after the noise and mayhem of the souk and Jmaa elfna, I definitely felt in the pink.

Riad HoudouHoudou means serene in Arabic and Riad Houdou was exactly that.

Day 26 of Becky’s September challenge and you can still join in.