Birthday Bonanza!

Yesterday was my 29th birthday.  What better way to celebrate my glorious last year of 20-ness than with L’Isle sur La Sorgue’s annual marche flottantThe punt-like boats called Nego Chins were heaving with produce.  Bread (of course), fruits, sweets, flowers, newspapers, several varieties of Basil, garlic and even animals.  I’m pretty sure the animals were only for illustrative purposes – Quails for Quails eggs, A Goat for Goat’s cheese – Still, I’m not sure you could get away with it in the UK!  After our simple riverside picnic lunch of goats cheese and grapes on bread (all bought for double the usual price, admittedly with twice the fun involved) we wandered into town.  For a surprise present Dan bought me this antique quilt.  I love it.  It is a single in size, with a white cotton back that has pink spots.  The hexagons are 2.5cm across and although some of the patterned hexagons are coming apart, I think it will have to be a winter restoration project to replace them.He also bought me this dress – which I’ve put last as I’m sure some of you will think it’s vile.I know it looks garish but it was love at first sight.  This silk shirt dress is actually by Weill of Paris – Weill being Paris’s oldest fashion house, founded in 1892.  It has five cream buttons, tie neck and sits just above my knees.  There are a few repairs to make – the sleeves being the most obvious.

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