SUNSHINE!!!!! We have been living in a world of foggy mornings and gray afternoons recently. As someone who is strongly affected emotionally by weather, it has been hard to keep a happy face. But today, the sun shined bright. Bright enough to drive with the sunroof open, to not wear a coat and of course to take a walk!
So while waiting for Célénie to finish music class this afternoon I took a nice stroll around Nuits St George. I tried to go down each and every windy road that I hadn’t been down before, taking pictures as I went. Unfortunately I didn’t plan this adventure so I only had my camera phone, but I worked with what I had.
I have definitely gotten comfortable here in France and although that’s nice to feel “at home” it’s also nice to act like a tourist now and then–considering I am, sort of, a long-term tourist in this town/country. In Nuits St George I discovered that almost every house is a wine Domaine! Its incredible the amount of wine makers in one small town.
During my journey I had a nice chat with an old lady who was also on a walk (a lot slower pace than me but still proud of her for getting out there). I tried to understand her strong Bourgogne accent (every letter seemed to have a rolled “r” at the end) but it was very difficult. From what I did understand, she definitely felt as happy as I did about the beautiful weather. She said these wise words (I think): When the sun comes out we are instantly all so much better and happier!
Preach it sister!!!