Saturday, December 01, 2007

Aix Christmas

The lights down the Cour (main st in Aix-en-provence). Roll on Xmas

Saturday, November 24, 2007


We had full on snow in November!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Lunch with the Motleys!!
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Saturday, October 06, 2007


Yesterday our All Blacks flag was flying all day..... now it's replaced with a blue/white & red one. !!! It's a sad day in France (for kiwi's)

Monday, October 01, 2007


This weekend Shaun had to give a speech in a small town in the centre of France. A Kiwi WW2 pilot was shot down over this town in July 1944 and his body rests here. They named a street after him and it was such an honour to be there.

Shaun and Maia in Avord
Lt Beazers medals

Us at Lt Beazers grave

Shaun at the entrance to the cemetry.

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Shaun making his speech.. (in french!!!)

Shaun and Maia with the Road sign

Shaun putting flowers on Lt Beazers grave

With Ron Beazer.. the nephew of the fallen pilot
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The tunnels where the Germans had their AAA guns and shot the plane down from

Maia and the Avord memorial
Shaun and the bagpipe guy...
With the Beazer family.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Ab's vs ITL was GREAT!!!!!

Boys doing the haka
Shaun at the drinks the night before the game
Me and Bully.. He was just randomly sitting just across from me!! Didn't even know he was in France, What are the odds!!!
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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Family in Cassis

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Aug Holidays

London - Had a great time. Did a house swap and were right in town, couldn't have asked for anymore.

Friends winery near the Pyrenees
- Had a good.. but short stay here, was good to see anothe part of France though

Found this truck in the random wee village.... Just had to get a pic

Aigues-Mortes - This is an amazing wee ville..Just east of Montpeiller - totally surrounded by these walls.. We will definitly be coming back here as it was great!!!

There was a man doing caractuire (not sure if that is how you spell it) pictures for 10€ so we got one done of maia... it was hard work to get her to look straight ahead though....

This was the outcome!!! Hahaaaaaaaa
The other end of Aigues-Mortes

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

July Adventures

May as well start off on a funny note - Sitting in town last Friday having a drink and a bird dropped an egg on Shaun!!! we have never laughed so hard!!!!! Shite it was funny!!

Kimbo & Hayden called in - They are halfway through an OE and having a ball

Me & Kim

Our LOVELY neighbours, to say "Merci" to us for looking after their dog, took us out on their boat. They were living on it for 10days over the summer. I can tell you that NOTHING beats jumping off a boat into the Med!!! We had a great time. We went off the coast of Toulon to this cool Island...It was amazing.. and we were Maia-free so had an even better time..

View from boat

Shaun on boat.. Thierry even let him drive it!!!!!

Walking through the Island after lunch..

Monday, June 18, 2007


Shaun had to shoot over to Bordeaux for a few days.... (he didnt' take very interesting pics)

I went to this coolpottery village about an hr away from Aix, had great pottery, defintely a place to go back to and get some nice stuff to bring home.

We have some friends turning up next week, then more in July, then we are off to London for a week.. Can't wait to go into a pharmacy and BE UNDERSTOOD!!!!!

Les Baux

Sorry, We haven't really been doing anything that exciting lately... Our weekends seem to fill up, but we dont' go anywhere!!! We had Greg Rawson come and stay for a few days at the end of May and went up to Les Baux..

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I was "finally" allowed to have a child-free weekend at the start of May and jetted off to Monaco with 4 other Eurocopter widows!!! Had a great time....
Monaco all set up for the Grand Prix
Typical Street

"The Girls" Sari, Me, Linda, Tab & Jenneke

Wicked View
Prince Rainers Grave

Couldn't resist a pic under this!!!!