Saturday, 28 April 2012

Monte Carlo day 4

Well today's weather is certainly brighter than yesterday's woke up to this beautiful sight.

Just as well as today we are heading to the Tennis for the 1/4 finals I wasnt in the mood for another wet day like yesterday. I'm getting a bit excited and nervous for Rafa now we are getting to the buisness end of the tournament he played Stan Warwinka and had a nice straight forward win in straight set 7-5 6-4

Managed to take a few pics from todays match, not to good as my seats were a bit further away than I would have liked, but then again I'm in Monte Carlo, the sun is shining so I shouldn't moan.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Monte Carlo Day 3

Well what can I say about today? turned out an awful day weather was horrendous, started off with a very strange sunrise in the morning
Maybe it wasn't a good sign either to see a double rainbow first thing this morning, usually the sign of rain.

The one day I wanted the sun out was today as It was my first day at the Tennis.
It started out promising but pretty soon the clouds came over and the heavens opened.That basically summed the day up players would just get on the court and the heavens would open, so it was a stop and start sort of day.

Luckily I got to see Rafa practice with Marc Lopez but after around 40 mins rain halted that, however after being stuck behind a wall I managed to get some shots, although not very good :-(

We had a long day sheltering from the showers whilst awaiting for Rafa to play his match, by then I was wet and freezing and just wanted it over with as quickly as possible, luckily Rafa obliged and finished his match 6-1 6-1
By this time it was back to the apartment to get dry and something to eat and I was too tired to go anywhere after that.
On a brighter note the weather is promised to be warm for the next 3 days fingers crossed tomorrow is a better day.
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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Day 2 A trip to Nice

I was determined to visit Nice on this trip to Monte Carlo, although been before I have only ever had time to drive through Nice but not to stop and look around.
As we had a free day today from the Tennis we decided to do Nice and am I glad we did, I loved Nice very much it has everything from a very old town,to a modern centre,the beach, a promenade the coast it has everything, the French riviera has it all.

We made our way first through the old town of Nice which had many winding,twisting alleyways which entise you down amongst the many shops,galleries,bars and restraunts.

Although this part of Nice can look run down next to it's glitzy,glamerous neighbour Monte Carlo but this is part of it's charm, I adore the brightly colored houses and shutters and the ever so French balconies even when they are adorned with washing makes this place more real and alive compared to Monte Carlo.

To be honest I find Monte Carlo a bit pretentious, although very beautiful I wouldn't live there with a lottery win a bit too stuck up for my taste,I find a lot of wealth very nauseating and I can honestly say that lifestyle wouldn't be for me.

We visited a few bars on our travels and soon headed down to the beach and a stroll down the promenade,sadly we didn't have time to walk all the way down as the promenade stretched for miles but it was a beautiful day and a perfect way to spend an afternoon.All to soon it was time to head back to our apartment, tired and hungry but full of plans to revisit Nice later in the year and spend a bit more time there as there was lots of things we didn't have time to do.

Tomorrow I head into Monte Carlo for the Tennis, pretty excited.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Monte Carlo revisited

After such a wonderful holiday last year in Monte Carlo we decided to revisit again, this time having a full week rather than a few days.

The main reason for the holiday is to cheer on Rafa Nadal at the Tennis, hoping he can regain his title for the eigth consecutive year, but before the Tennis we are taking a few days sight seeing.

Our apartment is amazing it is enormous in fact it's that big I keep getting lost finding rooms, we also have two balconies, both with amazing views.One is a sea view and it is wonderful to wake up in the morning and eat your breakfast overlooking the sea on your balcony I could seriously live in this place forever.

Here's a few pics from our balcony of the sea.
As this is our first full day here we are trying to get as much in as we can.

This place is amazing to wake up and do your Yoga practice, so after a quick session and breakfast we headed off to Menton old town, this is a beautiful place with narrow streets and brightly colored buildings.

We rambled round these streets for a few hours before heading off to the harbour it was a beautiful warm day and the sun sparkled on the water.

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