Oldies

More oldies today, it was a cold and a very  very wet Monday, a day to spent in bed with hot tea and a good book, alas duty called…

It was a day to dream about vacation in a warmer climat.

These are oldies from Arizona where we had a lovely vaction a few years ago.

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When I look at these pictures I can still feel the heath and look at that blue sky !!!

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !

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LA DOUCE FRANCE (2)

The colour BLUE, I love it !!! And that is what you get in the South of France, a blue sky and a blue sea, and that specific blue is one of the prettiest blues I can think of. And ofcourse lots of other blue stuff.

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LOOK AT THIS SKY !!!!

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BLUE RIVER

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Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !

PS THERE IS MORE TO COME OF OUR HOLIDAY IN FRANCE.

 

 

LA DOUCE FRANCE (1)

We just came back from a holiday in the South of France. France is one of our neighbouring countries and to go there is about 1100 kilometers.I would advice you not to go there in July and August unless you really have too as it is the  summerschoolholiday for the whole of Europe then. But France is amazing and I am not surprised it gets the most tourists in the whole world !!! Personally I prefer the South, the Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

But hey, I think you want the pictures, not my bragging. So here they come.

We visited a special garden, it was the garden of a monastery in Mane ; Jardins de Salagon.

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FROGS IN THE POND

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PART OF THE OLD MONASTERY

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DETAILS OF THE WALLS

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THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN IN THE GARDENS

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IT WAS DEFINITELY PUMPKIN TIME IN FRANCE, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE

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FIGS EVERYWHERE IN THE SOUTH, REALLY EVERYWHERE !!!

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THE WILD PIGS RUINED ALL THE GARDEN PATHS THE NIGHT BEFORE OUR VISIT.

As you can see is was definitely Autumn in the South of France, earlier than usual cos of the severe heath and drought they had for months on end. Here too we have an early Autumn.

There is more to come about our vacation in France so if you are interested watch my blog.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

 

 

HELLO AGAIN

Sorry for my silence but we just returned from our vacation in France. We were supposed to have wifi but it broke down and so I couldn’t keep my blog up.

We spend 2 weeks in the South of France and I took lots of photo’s so as of tomorrow I hope life will return to normal.

Here’s a preview.

 

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LOTS OF COSY LITTLE VILLAGES

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FLOWERS

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ART

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MORE ART

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You name it, France has it !

Have a great week !

A SHORT VACATION (3)

This is the 3rd and last post about our trip to Scotland. Edinburgh was our destination. A beautiful and buzzing city.

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THE SUMMER FAIR

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A BEAUTIFUL OLD BUILDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY CENTER

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AND ANOTHER ONE

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FLOWERS IN PEOPLES FRONT YARD

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A CHRISTMAS SHOP THAT WAS OPEN ALL YEAR !!

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STREET ARTISTS

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BRIDES

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UNUSUAL HAIRDO

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AN SCOTTISH TERRIER, THEY HAVE THEM IN BLACK AND WHITE, WE SAW LOTS AND LOTS OF DOGS, IN ENGLAND AS WELL AS IN SCOTLAND

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A CHANDALIER MADE OF WINEGLASSES IN A RESTAURANT

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ON OUR WAY TO THE FERRY WE WENT TO SEE THIS CASLE AT BAMBURGH

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THE END

We had a lovely short break, saw many interesting things, and we were lucky with the weather, what more do you want.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by !

 

 

 

 

A SHORT VACATION (2)

From Windermere we drove to Gretna Green, worldfamous for being able to get married without permission of your parents, even as young as 16 ! . I don’t now if you still need the permission of your parents these days but a long time ago you did. It was very busy over there and we saw at least 5 weddings in the hour we spent there….But I enjoyed looking arround, to the people, the little shops and the many dogs who were on vacation with their owners.

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ALL THE SHOPS ARE BUILD ARROUND THIS BLACKSMITHS SHOP WHERE THE WEDDINGS TOOK PLACE IN THE OLD DAYS BUT NOT ANYMORE, THERE IS A WEDDING OFFICE NOW

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WE SAW OUR FIRST SCOTTISCH BAGPIPER THERE, A MAN IN A SKIRT, I LIKE IT !

 

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THIS STATUE STOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKETPLACE, IT WAS A HUGE BOW WITH THE HANDS ON TOP

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY MY HUSBAND (CAN YOU TELL WHO IS THE BOSS IN THIS RELATIONSHIP ??)

Our next visit was to Edinburgh, the photo’s will follow soon.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting !

 

 

 

A SHORT VACATION(1)

We went away on a short vacation to England and Scotland. I have been in London once for an exhibition in the Tate Gallery some years ago but I never visited England and Scotland before. We used the ferryboat, also a first time experience, and we had a lovely vacation.

We started in Hull and drove to Windermere where we had a boat trip on the lake, and we were not alone…..there were masses and masses of tourists but of course it is the middle of the holiday season here in Europe.

But enough said, here are the pictures.

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WE HAD DRAMATIC SKIES EVERYWHERE WE WENT (AND SOME RAIN OFCOURSE)

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LOTS OF GEESE, SWANS AND DUCKS ON THE LAKE IN WINDERMERE

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THIS IS WHY THERE WERE SO MANY BIRDS….

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FANCY BOATS

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AND BOATS FOR THE TOURISTS, THEY WERE ALL COMPLETLY FULL

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SEAGULLS

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LOTS AND LOTS OF DOGS

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BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS

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MOSSES AND FERNS ON THE ROCKS

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MANSIONS

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Next stop will be the world famous town of Gretna Green.

Thanks for visiting my blog, enjoy your garden and your holidays !