A morning visit to Sacré-Coeur and I find myself staring out over whole of Paris. I wished the view would wowed me but the sky was overcast. How come Summer isn't all nice and warm?
Amelie was my introduction to the world of French movies and I have fallen in love with quirky French movies since. Guess what? I saw the guy, Dominique Pinon, who played Joseph in the movie strolling the streets of Sacré-Coeur. I've met someone famous! Met, saw, who cares about the diff.
After grabbing a Lebanon lunch of shawarma and a bottle of wine, Jean-Marie, Ralph and I rushed to the train station in a cab and find ourselves on the 2.40pm train to Marseille of La Provence! We were having quite the picnic on the train. Ralph and I met his uncle (also his god-father) whom he has not seen in the past five years, while Jean-Marie was heading home. Sandy and Sheila met us at the train station, gave us the warmest welcome, then gave us a quick 15 min car tour around Marseille, then drove to Aix en Provence and gave us another quick 15 minute car tour of Aix They brought us out for a lovely French dinner and I had some lovely duck.
I think my plan to lose weight on this trip will fail. Not only will I fail, I will fail miserably. Yes, I’ve on my feet for most part of the trip but for every one calorie I burn, I ate five times worth! I need to stop eating but how dare one say no to French cuisine?! That would be blasphemy!
Sandy has quite the sense of humour which I absolutely adored. At 70 years of age, he’s ever so quick-witted and he simply tickles my funny bones. I am inclined to believe that he quite enjoy my still-to-be-perfected sense of humour too because he said “Sheila, this young lady has got a hint of Irish blood in her!” He called me “young”. It’s no wonder I adore him. Haha!
Sandy and Sheila is quite an item. They have been married for 44 years, has four children and seven grandchildren. They filled me with stories of their travel, Ireland, family and life over dinner and plenty of drinks. You can tell, by how they look at each other, how deeply in love they still are with each other. I wonder if I would ever find someone like that. Now, don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying I want to get married. I'm talking about finding someone who’ll love me the same, if not more, after 44 years.