Lost in the Cotswolds …

We set off on Saturday morning with high hopes for a lovely day, strolling through the countryside from our character cottage in Blockley.  We stopped first at the local cafe/shop to buy a recent map of leisure walks in the area and set off, with some instructions from the owner on where to access the beginning of the walking path. The walk we had planned offered much … Continue reading Lost in the Cotswolds …

Escape to the Cotswolds …. Brook Cottage in beautiful Blockley…

My own little escape to the country has come true – after a day back in Reading staying with close friends, we travelled with them to the pretty village of Blockley and it is absolutely charming. Blockley seems hidden away, but in fact is quite close to Chipping Campden, Broadway, The Slaughters and other well-know Cotswold names. The road we took leading into this unspoiled … Continue reading Escape to the Cotswolds …. Brook Cottage in beautiful Blockley…

Last day in France ….. fabulous Nice ~

Yesterday was a relaxed but rather sad day for me, as it was our last full day in France. It began with a walk to the port in the early morning sun, then we backtracked along the Promenade des Anglais and across to the Cours Saleya, in search of a light breakfast.  We soon spied a busy café on a street corner and decided to give … Continue reading Last day in France ….. fabulous Nice ~

Cote d’Azur attractions …

Yesterday we were blessed with another 30 degree day for our ‘cram a lot into one day’ adventure. Our first stop was the exquisite Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat. Phil was at the wheel and was very impressive with his ability to round some extremely tight bends, and managing to squeeze the Grand Scenic into a tiny space very near the entrance. From … Continue reading Cote d’Azur attractions …

Chilling in Callas and dinner in Fayence ….

After our big day out yesterday, it was a quiet day at L’Etoile du Sud, despite having a birthday boy in the house. After a leisurely breakfast, we walked to the village for coffee and a birthday treat from the boulangerie. We wanted to see the market in full swing, as last week we were somewhat early! It was quite a contrast later in the … Continue reading Chilling in Callas and dinner in Fayence ….