Thursday, 10 June 2010

Back from our holiday

We are back after 3 weeks away.The garden is like a jungle and we couldn't get through the front door because of post.We had mixed weather,ate some great food,read a lot,knitted and cross stitched a bit but had a very lazy time.
Our first night we spent in Folkestone so on the way we stopped at Chartwell-the home of Winston Churchill.Superb grounds and a wonderful house.

Eurotunnel.Tickets bought with our Tesco vouchers.

We stayed in Alencon on our second night away and had a lovely meal in this restaurant.

My Matilda shawl which I finished just before we went away(photo taken in the garden of the gite. Our gite which was in a small village about 20 minutes drive from La Rochelle.There was a boulangerie in the village which also sold basic foodstuffs.Very useful.The cottage had 2 bedrooms,essential as both c and I snore but it had the noisiest floorboards in the world.

Marrans,where we used to go for an early evening demi and a spot of people watching.It's on the edge of the Marais Poitevin

La Rochelle

La Rochelle.

Outdoor and indoor market in La Rochelle

Tomatoes the size of oranges.

Look at the size of that fish!


  1. I don't know what happened about all those spaces!I'll get it right one day!!

  2. Oh that looks like you had a fab time - good to have you back. Did you get to wear your lovely shawl lots?

    Amazing pics - love the gite!

  3. Great photos, your gite looks so pretty and peaceful - I love French towns and their little shops and open markets full of wonderful produce - looks like you had a great time:)

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. I've been meaning to visit Chartwell for ages - and I live in the area :) You've shamed me, I must go this weekend :)

  5. Hi Barbara, oh how I love France, I've never been to La Rochelle but I keep hearing of people going so I really must do it one day! I love the Matilda shawl you made it's so beautiful. I hope you don't mind me asking you here but would you still like to buy the painting 'Freedom'? I held it back from listing on Ebay in case you did. Best wishes,Jess x