Monday, 13 September 2010

Welcome to the south of France

Here they are, my long-awaited holiday photos. I know I'm rather rubbish at all this, I'm about three weeks late aren't I? Oh well, better late than never!!

Now, my aim is not to make you jealous (or bored as it happens). I just hope these photos of sunshine bring you a little bit of light on this gloomy Monday morning. And you never know, there might be something in for you if you keep going till the end.

So, we shall start with Bordeaux, where the trip began.


Tasty  looking macarons...


Vineyards owned by friends of the family... couldn't get any better!!


And a close up of course!!


One of the nicest chambre d'hotes I've stayed in. I'd highly recommend it if you're going near Agen.


One of many beautiful houses seen on the way up to the bastide of Bruniquel


Kayaking on the Aveyron near St Antonin Noble Val.... so refreshing when it's 40 degrees in the sun!!


Admiring the view in Albi


A lovely park in Toulouse...


And look at that Toulouse sky - feel the heat!


Well, how was it? Enjoyable I hope!! Oh how I wish I could be there all over again!! Waking up to lovely breakfasts, swimming around in a pool with magnificent views over the countryside, playing table tennis to my heart's content... Well, it wouldn't have been special if I could do it everyday I hear you say?! And yes I know, I know, you are right, but still, there's always a bit of me that wishes I'd never left....

So in the meantime, I've got stuff to keep me happy here!! You don't think we came back empty handed did you?! And something for one of you might even have slipped in my bag. Now, don't get too excited, but it's just a little something (and maybe some extras if you're lucky) to say thank you to all of you for making Petit Filoux what it is today. This blog has completely changed my view on things, and without meaning to sound really daft, this wouldn't have happened without you. It's just so nice to read your comments, to know that I'm not just talking to myself here!! So there, to say thank you for coming back day after day, leaving comments, and to wish this little blog a belated one year anniversary, I'm hosting a little giveaway. Just leave a comment at the end of this post and you'll be entered in it. You have until Sunday 19th September midnight. A winner will be picked next Monday!

12 comments:

Ali said...

Sigh, France. Makes me long to be on holiday again.

mooncalf said...

It looks like a lovely holiday. Definitely a tonic on a grey Monday morning!

Anonymous said...

My daughter and son are there at the moment and I so want to be with them. Your blog has brightened my dull boring Monday and made me feel a little closer to them. Thank you.

Heather

Sue said...

Choisissez moi! choisissez moi!

J'aime vos photos. La France est trés belle.

Bises

Sue x

Dragonfly said...

Oh, those macarons! It all looks so wonderful.

Congrats on your first year too - it's flown by!

Jennifer said...

Everything is just so beautiful. I took a year of french when I was a girl in England, but unfortunately don't remember much. My kids and I are learning French though now and I long to visit one day.

Heather said...

ohhh what superb photographs! Looks like a fabulous holiday, I'm so jealous and wish I could be there right now.
xxxxx

Jill said...

Fingers crossed that you actually get this comment - I'm still having major problems with Blogger - that's why it's alittle quiet over on mine at the mo.

Your photos were beautiful - I'd really love to visit the places you've shown us.

Jill x

Hazel said...

Beautiful pics of France! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Happy blogoversary. x

twoforjoy design said...

What a fabulous time you must have had. Your photos are making me want a holiday. I very foolishly passed over the chance to move to Toulouse with my job a few years ago, and skies like that make me kick myself! What a fab blog you have x

The Girl said...

Yay! Loving these photos, makes me wish I was back. Hurrah for the south of France indeed!

The Curious Cat said...

Just catching up on everything - where you went in france looks rather similar to where I was! Even the kayaking - I went kayaking this Sunday gone and it was fab! Will defo do it again - so good for the arms! And loving your scarf...above... Sorry I haven't been great at keeping up...my blog drive has been on low recently...just getting away with the bear minimum but trying to catch up with everyone today who has left comments xxx