Tuesday, 29 March 2011

I just can't help myself sometimes.

I know I have alot going on here at the moment, packing cases arriving on Thursday ready for us to pack, but sometimes I just like to dream of my favourite places to stay.  We have a very special place that we love to go to (when we can afford to)  It is in Monmouthshire and the food is great the rooms wonderful and the walks are divine
Its called The Bell at Skenfrith, I am afraid I don't have many photos except one of the outside and one of one of the rooms.
You can just see it in the distance

But I have to say most of all that I love to go to France and I just can't wait to go again, so here are some beautiful places for me and you to savour.
Beautiful place in Lagrasse

Restaurant to die for near Pont du Gard calle LisaM

divine house to rent in Normandy
I just loved this one we stayed there for one night last year La Ferme and I couldn't recommend it more.
This is a very famous restaurant just outside Uzes called Le Tracteur where the chef does not decide what the menu is until 6 in the evening so worth it!!

I know I should not be thinking of such things but a girls got to dream, and maybe once we have moved I will be visiting France once more.

Isn't it a shame that we seem to be having some rain at the moment, for some unknown reason we think once the sun comes out its going to stay out forever, but come on this is Great Britain we are talking about here!!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Fame at last!!

Wow what a beautiful day - I know I should be packing or even sewing, but that sun was just begging me to enjoy it! So picnic packed we set off to the lovely bay of Crackington Haven in Cornwall, this is such an idyllic spot with a lovely beach, pub and 2 cafes.  So of course to start the day what else but a lovely glass of Rose,

 then a picnic on the beach, it was lovely to see people enjoying it and even a game of cricket!

Then the walk along the South West Coast path, quite steep but such stunning views.
  On the way back we passed this lovely cottage, I love the colour blue on the doors and windows. 
We then passed a lovely cottage with a water fall in the garden, how lovely it must be to sit in your garden and watch this.
But finally and here is a clue to the title of the post, I spotted this notice on the telephone box, but guess what we were a day too late. 

For any of you lovely bloggers who live further afield than the UK this is a famous television programme which is filmed in Cornwall with the lovely Martin Clunes!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

I think we may have found it!!

I am keeping very quite but I think we have found our new home!! If I say thatched, pretty, beams - in the country yet near a city I will say no more, but I think by May we will be in our new home - I will keep you posted. but keep any photos until we have moved in.
It was such a beautiful day when we found it, and had our first picnic here,

 and then bumped into these little fellows who  seem to have strayed out of their field.
Today once again blue skys and it was a trip to our nearby beach

 then back home for tea and lovely toasted fruit loaf
 and then to watch the Rugby I have to say the OH is not very happy at the moment!!
I meanwhile am going through all my magazines
I have to get rid of some of the old ones as I have a cupboard full and now I need to start to think about packing up this house and starting afresh!!
I hope you all are having a lovely weekend and hope you all have this lovely sunshine that we have had today, a sign of warmer days to come. I have loved all your comments and know I have been remiss in not visiting you all - but I am setting aside some time tomorrow to visit you all.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


The time has arrived for me to annouce the winner of my Give Away.
Now bear with me as this is the first one I have done!  I went through all your blogs to make sure that anyone that had mentioned the giveaway had 2 goes - by this time the OH was getting a little bored and suggested that everybody should have 2 goes - but no that wasn't the rules!!! So at midnight (yes I was still up) we drew the winner,
drum roll now.....
And the winner is
from the lovely blog creJJtion in Amsterdam. I am so pleased for her she has the most creative blog so do visit her.  Maaike if you could email me with your address then I will post it off to you tomorrow!! I had to reinact the draw this morning to get better photos!
Do you like the bowl?

On Friday I wasn't feeling 100% so the OH who was at an Antiques Auction came back with this lovely bowl for me, it also had 6 little fruit bowls to go with it, isn't it pretty!!  
Thank you everyone for entering and leaving me such lovely comments, maybe I will do it again soon.  Visiting another property on Tuesday a Farmhouse sounds promising, but we will see! Have a lovely Sunday everyone and congratulations again to Maaike 

Thursday, 10 March 2011


Well I have not been very good with writing my blog recently or for that matter visiting blogs so I am sorry – but I have been a little busy, first of all we had the celebration of my fathers birthday he was 90
 and we had a lovely family day very enjoyable. So we have been away for a while and as well as the birthday celebrations we have had a great weekend with my sister pub lunches at Mudeford with the its lovely views of the Isle of Wight

 as well as visiting the New Forest it was such beautiful weather and I love the ponies.

I have also spent the rest of my time attached to my laptop everyday searching for this elusive home! So no luck on that front yet I can feel a Kirsty moment coming on where I can hear the words compromise, but it really is not in my vocabulary but I think it might have to be! But, I would like a sitting room like this ...

a dining room like this

a pretty bedroom

maybe a bathroom like this or maybe not
I love the beams and ceiling light in this one!

Lovely to dream
I can hear someone (the OH) saying and pigs might fly!!
Now for my give-away I can’t believe all the lovely comments I have had and I will be drawing someones name out of the hat on Sunday morning.
So 2 more days to go!