Luxury isn't a pleasure but pleasure is a luxury.
C'est tellement simple l'amour
Love is so simple really
Une joie partagè est une joie double
A joy shared is a joy doubled
Le soleil brille pour tout le monde
The sun shines for everybody
These are all phrases written on a menu at my favourite beach cafe , in the South of France. I fell in love with the South of France whenI was eight years old . That first glimpse of the deep blue sparkling sea, the soft white sand undisturbed by tides, the gentle lapping sound of the waves and the heady scent of the Mediterranean pines, they thrilled me then and they thrill me now . Then there is the seductive sound of the French language .The men always sound gentle and romantic. The mothers never sound cross . Their high pitched excited voices telling the children to depeche- toi,ca suffit and who wouldn't want to be called cherie??