Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A few days in the South of France

With France just over a hour away by plane and lots of low cost airlines out there, a few days in France won't eat up your budget or your holiday allowance. I tend to visit Paris and the South of France the most. Paris... because it's so convenient by Eurostar. And the South because I have my own place there. It's a sharp contrast to the bustle of the city, but there is something about the country air that is therapeutic and puts everything into perspective. Earlier in 2014 I went ahead and booked those plane tickets. Fast forward a few months to earlier this week... Martin, Mols and I set off to London Stansted airport to begin our French adventure.

We couldn't have asked for better weather. Everyday sunshine and temperatures in the late 20s or early 30s. In-between visits to the supermarché to stock up on essentials, we lounged in the garden, played pétanque, went on long walks, ate a LOT of cakes, had BBQs on a daily basis, and adopted our neighbours' cats. Here's a little photo diary of our time there:


We discovered the most beautiful sparkling cider from Normandy:


And were mesmerised by dragonflies down by the river:


Me looking very hot and bothered after a 3 mile walk...


Flowers we collected for our table that night:


Much cake was eaten:


I was way too excited about finding massive macaroons in the supermarket (who knew those existed?!!)...


... and finding my favourite flavour of sorbet


I love French houses. The brickwork is always so rustique and dreamy


Even the paving beneath your feet is awesome:


Homely touches in our little maison. Including a picture I brought back from Paris, towels from Matalan, and a milk jug gifted to us by a craftman in Limoges who also kindly gifted us plenty of crockery too


Our gold fish consume anything and everything that hits the water. Including pesky hornets:


Purchases included a French magazine, Oreo hot chocolate for back home, and a new pair of heels (vlog to follow!)


I will never tire of France. Next on my bucket list: Avignon and Dijon.

Have you ever been to France?

2 comments:

  1. I loove France so this was an absolute treat to read! I studied in Le Havre, Normandie last semester and loved it there - definitely want to live in France again someday. I'd really recommend Avignon and also the Midi-Pyrenees region - stunning ♥

    Beautiful photos xx
    Sinéad xo fabuleuse, toujours

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    1. I'd love to live in France too! I mean I did for a year, but it'd be great to return and stay for a longer period of time :) Thanks for the recommendations and for taking the time to comment x x

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