Saturday, 9 June 2012

Change of Scenery

Tomorrow we are going back to our home in England. We are leaving this beautiful little place -

but only for a few weeks, yay, and then we will be back at the cottage for the summer. I am really looking forward to seeing my family again, I do miss them, even though we skype and phone a lot. Not the same as being able to hug them though.

I know though that as soon as we are back in England, I will miss all this -

The amazing early morning views over the valley, different every day, sometimes crisp and clear, sometimes the valley is filled with clouds -

Rainbows over the little village in the valley, which we belong to -

No more simple French lunches of brie, camembert, pate, tomatoes, red onions, radishes and crusty country bread, sitting in the garden soaking up the view -

or walks with the doggies and smiling at the wild flowers -

I'll miss the roses in the garden as well -

And of course I will miss all our wonderful friends and neighbours. But when we get back in July, there will be lots of getogethers for aperos on mild summer evenings.

I have almost finished packing the car, and guess what is taking up most of the space? Yep, all the goodies from the French brocantes. I will have a very busy 3 weeks or so, listing my new treasures in the shop. I'll get cracking on that on Monday!

Until next week, toodlepip xxx


Nichola said...

I'd miss that place too! It's sooo gorgeous!

Debra said...

Liz, I do so envy you that lovely place!! I can see why you have a hard time tearing yourself away. I can't wait to see what you have brought back- I am definitely in the mood for a little shopping in your etsy shop! Debra

Anonymous said...

Oh how blissful a place to be at!And sunshine.We have been hearing about all the rain in England.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.I am enjoying making the flowers.They are simple, and keep me busy .Don't want to think about hospital!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Liz that view is to die for and, as you say, it changes day to day. How far away is the little village?
I guess by now you are on your way back to the Motherland.
I think I just missed a call from you!!!???
Take care and talk soon,
Big travelling hugs,

Alexandra Eitel said...

Hallo meine Liebe, da komme ich ja genau richtig vorbei um dir ein welcome back at home zu wünschen. Wir müssen unbedingt mal telefonieren in den wenigen Wochen wo du at home bist. Tolle Bilder hast du gemacht und ich kann gut verstehen dass du da nicht weg willst (wollte ich auch nicht). So und jetzt werde ich mir noch den Rest ansehen seit meinem letzten Besuch hier.
Ich wünsche dir was meine Liebe
viele hugs und knuddels zu dir schick

Janny said...

Wish you happy return in England, do you live in the country there as well? I think there are nice places too. When you will be back in Franc eit si summer!

Regards Janny

Dorthe said...

Oh my dear friend, your place are truly like heaven on earth, such views and beautiful nature around.
You are home now dear Liz, and I welcome you back to London, and city life :-) I guess you will love it for those few weeks, before you are baCK in your little paradice ,again.
Wishing you a lovely week- and HUG you.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Liz your home in france have a wonderful view and with a beautiful nature around the house, it must be nice to live there, have a good trip back to England.
Hugs Anni

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun post, I couldn't find your email, but wanted you to know I received your ATC in the swap Sew Many Flowers. What adorable lace flowers. Thank you so much I love the design and colors. Have enjoyed the swaps a lot. Have a lovely week and Thanks so much.

Catje said...

You are so lucky to have such a beautiful place! We're going to a similar place in Italy this summer, it belongs to a friend of ours, but having a place of your own to decorate and furnish.. oh, what a joy that would be!

Trishia said...

Liz, I wanted to drop in and thank you for visiting my blog "FrenchKissed." As you can see, I got carried away and thoroughly enjoyed your posts! Paint me green with envy:) I always wanted a place in Fougeres..... but anywhere in France would do!ha!