Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving....

This is my favorite holiday of the season and one that isn't celebrated in this country. Obviously.  But, I want to keep the tradition so we moved it to the Sunday after.  Grandpa came to join and we ate til we popped.  The only thing missing was pumpkin pie.  But J put in an order to an English shop in Antibes to deliver some Pumpkin Pie filling so we'll have it for Christmas.

On Saturday we took a quick trip to Italy's San Remo to get some wine and cheese and a few fun little Italian type nibbles we don't have on this side of the boarder.  Just a quick 20 minute ride and you're in a new country with a new language (oh dear).  So cool!

A bucket full of Gorgonzola!
She used a spoon to serve it for us. YUMMY!! :)
Thank goodness they use pictures too.  I'm still learning the first new language.
Villages perched on hills and along hillsides.

A walk though the port to make room for dessert.
Thank you ESPN America for showing my football.  Just like
a normal American Thanksgiving!

Now, there are American groups here that put on Thanksgiving dinners at a couple restaurants, but I wanted the homecooked meal at home.  I think it went over pretty well. :)

See you again next year.....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Little Grace...

Here's how I've been spending the past couple weeks.....

That's our local film studio in Nice.
Hollywood is making an appearance here in the South of France and I have answered the call of duty.  I applied and was chosen to be an extra in the film "Grace of Monaco."  I thought it fitting that since I've made Monaco my new home I should do my duty and donate my time to be a Monegasque in the 1960s.  With the pay for extras around here I practically am donating!

We shot the first of my two nights on this old boat in Nice's Port.
In the background is my old apartment!
This was my costume on the boat...
and hairstyle.  Whew! That's some BIG hair.
Lots of hair teasing going on around here!!

Another five days of shooting the "Red Cross Ball" for the film.
A little more elegant this time around.
I was even in the local paper!
It stars Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth.  Yes, we're all best friends now, of course.  At any rate, it's been fun and I've met some lovely ladies in the process.  When the film finally comes out in 2014, look really close and you might catch a glimpse of the top of my big hair or the back of my dress. :)
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