Saturday, 2 October 2010

France was FAB as always.....

This was our home for the week, a very nice pigeonnaire, part of a much larger beautiful farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. Literally five miles down a windy road from the nearest village, a 10 mile trip for your morning croissants!
The silence was deafening you could hear the leaves falling from the trees and the beasts snorting in the woods.....something I've always craved but as a former city girl latterly a small town girl. it could be a wee bit scary if I was on my own (Herb having undertaken the 10 mile trip for the you know what) ...still,I would have  a go at getting used to it!

The pool was huge and gorgeous and we had it all to ourselves, we kept saying how the girls would have loved it.......

We stayed in the Tarn region not too far from Albi which did not disappoint, it has the biggest brick built cathedral in the world!.....loved it

wonderful villages,and it being September there were no hoards of brit's, no crowds, no 'hunt the parking space',we had these amazing places almost to,we are getting old and grumpy.

and finally this melamine plate in the gite inspired this piece of crochet so I was not completely idle.

and had a dabble at cross stitch too.....

All in all a great week, we survived our first holiday a deux....we missed the girls terribly, but on the positive side we could  suit ourselves more than normal and hey its something I will have to get used to.

The house was extremely tidy when we got back......smelt quite badly of a heavy use of oven chips and I suspect our house became the place to stay for the week, but that's OK all safe and well.

Work has been full on and quite stressful since I got back, its the time of year when its always that way, year end, new budgets and of course the coming of 'compulsaries'.....not great.

and finally thanks for the comments re my last post and the big falling out I had with an old friend. I had an extremely frank discussion with her, probably 30 years overdue on my part which felt very liberating. We have spoken since the holiday but have yet to meet up, its cost me some sleepless nights but hopefully our friendship will now be on a better footing.......


  1. So very pleased to hear you enjoyed your holidsay, such stunning countryside!
    Well done for you for being proactive with the friendship and getting things sorted.
    As ever your crafting is delicious.Love the colours of the crichet and your cross sticth in the red against the white is fab too.
    Lisa x

  2. So glad you had a great time - how could you not! It must be wierd without the kids - not something I'm looking forward to particularly, but as you say, got to get used to it. Lovely photos. xxx

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time - how could you not - in la belle France! It's funny on your own for the first few times, but now we really enjoy having time to ourselves, doing things that teenagers would find 'boring'. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Love Kathy xxx

  4. OOh how wonderful it all looks. Not holidayed without the teens but have had little times apart- the odd weekend etc - I go very quiet but enjoy myself.

  5. So glad you had a good (quiet) holiday. We stayed near Albi once, what a fabulous place. Love your photos; and the new header.

  6. What a wonderful time you had, it looks beautiful. I love France, a pity it is so far from here.
    I have just come back from a holiday spent with my teenager and am really really looking forward to holidays without her from now on.

  7. Hi, could you please tell me where you got the pattern for the christmas tree cross stitch? Or who the designer is? I'm having no luck online. Thanks