Sunday, 28 April 2013

Veille Porte

Thank you for the emails and kind thoughts.  It is appreciated.  I am slowly getting well.  Sophie and I can walk in to the village now without needing a nap on our return.  A big step forward!

Above is detail of the old door on one of the outbuildings.  It has clearly gone through a few different phases as it has been added to and changed over the years.

Even though it is time to replace it, I find it hard to do so.  It has such character and charm in its ramshackle state.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Fruit blossoms

The orchard smells heavenly at present and looks like something out of a fairy tale. 

Petals float on the breeze and bees and butterflies are flittering around by the dozen.  We have beautiful sunshine and a light warm breeze ruffling the fresh new grass.

The breeze is swirling petals through the air.  I told my neighbour it was the snow of spring. 

Actually felt up to a slow walk today.  We walked down to the river, la Dive, and then back up to the house.  Not very far normally, but exhausting for me at present.  Still a long way to go before I am well again.  It was bliss to be outside in the fresh air and spring sunshine though.

Of course Sophie had to walk part way with us.  She posed beautifully in the orchard for a few photos.

Friday, 12 April 2013


Unfortunately I am a bit unwell at present, so no posts.  But here is a lovely pic of one of the forsythia in our garden to keep you going.

I think they really represent spring.  Bright and sunny and fresh, all very welcome after a long winter.