Monday, 28 June 2010

French holiday pics

At last my feet have finally touched terra firma after our wonderful French holiday and I have been able to process a few more pics.


france 2010  We started our holiday in the Loire valley with one of our daughters and her family, and here they are minus big brother, who thought it would be far too boring to come with us, so stayed behind, girl watching with his cousin.

We spent a lovely day at this chateau, which was completely unsupervised and relied on trust that visitors would be respectful. As a result we had an amazing insight into life as it would have been lived in the 17oo’s.

In the attic rooms we found a beautiful old school room which kept the youngest member amused, even if we did think the hat might mean something to do with bad behaviour.fin school  I was also lucky enough to spend my actual b/day on holiday, so of course we had to have a champagne celebration. And presents.061 copyfrance w4

The birthday cake was good too :-)fincake  We followed my birthday celebrations with a visit to afin school

local village with lots of lovely art/craft shops  but they were mostly shut as it was Thursday………….. shame.

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And then there was my summer residence to visit of course. I  wish.

How about these lovely curtains, they’re all over the region, but these were behind coloured glass, beautiful.



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Finally before we left we popped into the village church and were stunned to find these amazing wall paintings.

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I’m trying out Windows Live Writer for the first time, so I’m hoping it will publish this post Ok. It’s nice to see how your post looks with the pics and i think it’s a bit quicker too.


Julie said...

Belated Happy Birthday Sharon :o) Beautiful photos!

Heather said...

Such an interesting post Sharon and thankyou for sharing your birthday and holiday with us. France is such a beautiful country and I always love to notice the differences and then the similarities of life there. Wonderful pics and happy memories.

Val said...

Just as well the shops were shut I reckon - especially as it was your Birthday! Happy belated Birthday and thanks for sharing such lovely pix.

hippopip said...

I am so pleased that you had such a great birthday,the chateau's look stunning.I have been reading your C&G blog and don't remember doing any of the things you are doing must go back and dig out my notes