When Martine walked into the pool the other day, my immediate thought was: I wonder if I dare ask her if she would be willing to be photographed. (You know I’m rather timid when it comes to the big plunge of asking.)
So, I waited. Since I’ve known Jocelyne for years, it was easy to ask her.
Today I realized how charming Martine is and decided to risk rejection. As you can see, she said “oui.”
Clearly her pictures speak volumes about her discipline, but, I think we all like to hear about a few specifics.
“I am careful about what I eat — grilled meat and fish and lots of fruit and vegetables. I don’t eat a huge amount, nor do I deprive myself if I want an aperitif or ice cream or anything else that I like, not every day of course, but occasionally.
“It’s extremely important to me to feel en forme. I do aqua gym classes twice a week and aqua bike classes once a week.”
This “interview” was conducted, once again, in the pool, but I promise to ask her more questions. Just as we were leaving I asked her to tell me one of her favorite beauty products.
Without hesitation she said: “I use Nivea body lotion for mature skin every day.”
Oh yes, she has four grandchildren between the ages of three and nine.
More tomorrow. . .