Cheers, Sante, Bottoms Up …to Marieke Hardy

OK straight up.  I love drinking.

And I love this woman.

marieke hardy book

She likes drinking too –

“My illustrious career with the bottle began with the person my mother used to refer to somewhat hopefully as ‘your naughty friend’, Lisa Jenkins, implying that without Lisa’s influence I would probably have spent my downtime cross-stitching and nursing sick orphans”…  – Marieke Hardy, ‘You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead’

And she is so hellishly cheeky.   I loved this book.  It’s beautiful, funny, poignant, sexy, delirious, profound – and so, so WRONG.


Marieke Hardy at her book signing for "You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead", at Mosman Library on Monday 19 September (photo courtesy of the Mosman Library)
Marieke Hardy at a book signing for “You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Dead”, Mosman Library, N.S.W., Monday 19 September (photo courtesy of the Mosman Library)

some sights #4 – from yesterday (don’t forget the Jubilee!)

gate in Felines
an early morning view
Le Moulin a Felines
Le Moulin outside Felines
vide grenier in the rain
a Minervois vide grenier (village garage sale) in the rain…
vide grenier in the rain 2
Spot the Pierrot (remember them?!?)
inside a shed at the vg
hidden treasures sheltered from the rain in Philippe’s shed
books at the v-g
love the ‘Killdozer’ – and J.T doing the headband
a morning chat
a morning chat with the neighbour…
umbrella lady and her house
…who lives across the road
text books
you can tell we’re in a wine region
HRH and Phillip
love Lizzie (as seen on TV)
Alice's Jubilee Cake
Bravo Alice!
Gruissan blanc
the white was flowing for the ladies
Coronation bowl
Pam’s Coronation bowl…
Pam's treasure cupboard
…and her amazing treasure cupboard (thanks P!)