Monday, 11 July 2011

And off to France we go!

A few more hours and we will be on our way to the cottage in France. For almost two months, woohoo! The first few days will be spend cutting the grass on the two acres, clearing the cottage of cobwebs, etc etc. But then, blissful hours spent under the trees in the garden watching the very slow paced life go by in the valley below us, waving to the occasional tractor going past, arranging getogethers with our friends and neighbours and delicious French cheeses and wines. Aaaaahhhh.

I meant to write so many emails to some very dear friends before leaving, but time is against me, so please know that I'll be thinking of you always and will try my best to catch up with you when I am out there and able to get online.

I might be able to post a few times while we are there, I have bought a laptop and friends in the valley have wifi broadband access, so even if they are not there, I'll be able to sit outside and use it, woohoo! I don't think I will be able to take part in any of the usual challenges and parties though, because I have very little in the way of craft supplies at the cottage ( working on it, lol ). But the few bits I do have, will go into my little craftavan ( caravan taking over for crafting purposes ), and I'll be sure to spend some time in there.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with some photos from last summer, some of you will already have seen them, but hey......

Sunrise on one side of our cottage

Sunset on the other side of our property

My "Craftavan"

Au revoir, mes amis! I'll really miss reading your blogs and emails. Toodlepip xxx


Salma said...

OH MY GOD! You are so lucky!!! :)

enjoy your stay and bring LOTS of pictures :)


Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I wish you a wonderful time in your lovely cottage in the beautiful provence. Enjoy everything that the fantastic region has to offer and have fun meeting with your friends and neighbours. Of course I wish you good luck treasure hunting. I'm pretty sure you'll find a couple of exciting brocantes to visit :-). It's great that you'll be able to go online this time and can show us your finds right away.
Au revoir et bon voyage, chère Liz!

Tina said...

Have a wonderful time in your beautiful french cottage Liz.
Good food and wine - sounds great to me.
xo Tina

A garden just outside Venice said...

Au revoir Madame Lululiz, have a wonderful time and safe trip!
You will be missed!

p.s...I suspect the caravan is for carrying all your VG finds, he he..

Lenet said...

Have a wonderful time, and a safe return..

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Have a fabulous time!

Victoria xx

harmony and rosie said...

Enjoy! Loving that cow's earrings ...


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Jealous does not begin to describe what I am feeling right now. Safe travels and enJOY a beautiful summer my dear.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Oh I missed you but have a fabulous time at the cottage. Thinking of you having lovely relaxing days in the garden. Enjoy yourselves and lots of love to you xxx

Unknown said...

Have a great time my dear!!!! Oh Im so envious, you;; be enjoying yourself while Im stuck in a hot, humid city! :) Have the best, fun time! And we will see you soon! ;)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Have a wonderful time,dear Liz!!!
Enjoy every moment.Bon Voyage.
Sending hugs.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Have fun Liz! Don't forget about us!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You are indeed blessed to have your cottage to go to. Enjoy each and every precious and beautiful moment! I wish we could be outdoors but the weather here is near 50 every day with humidity at 70% now. Ugh! Blessings as you travel, Tammy

Dorthe said...

Dearest Liz, hope I made it this time :)
HAPPY WEEKS IN FRANCE, Take care and hope to see you soon - I wish you the most wonderful hollyday-with great finds and beautiful experiences- enjoy-enjoy
Big hug-

My Creative House said...

Dear Liz have a wonderful time in franch, images from your cottage are very beautiful, seems to be a paradise, a place to relax.
Hugs Anni

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Liz, the pictures from your cottage are beautiful, hope you come back with lots more. Enjoy your summer and have fun treasure hunting.
Hugs, Jackie

Anneke said...

such a wonderful cottage you have , and surrounded with beautiful nature.
i wish you a sunny and unforgettable time in france.
we are going to tenerife.
till august!

Viola said...

Liebe Liz,
ich wünsche Euch einen wunderbaren Urlaub! Erholt Euch gut! Viele Liebe Grüße, Viola :-)

Alexandra said...

Das sind wundervolle Bilder!

Romeo said...

Ah, you be sure and have a wonderful time there in France!!! Sniff * I shall miss you while you are gone. Who will give me chin scritches and creme?!!? I will look forward to your return....



Rustique Gal said...

Liz Dear,
Would you like some company? I am just LOVING the views from your cottage. And your craftavan is right up my alley. The pictures with the misty trees make my heart throb!
Enjoy your summer in Heaven!