summer trip 2017 // 2

Oops, time's slipping away once again. Here comes the second batch of photos from our summer trip. These photos were taken in the lovely little town of Salers.

Where to start about Salers ? We love its (sometimes dark) grey stone houses & buildings !

So much caracter & charm !!

We also love its biscuits, really thin butter shortbread squares.

We usually go to a favorite restaurant, Le Bailliage. The food is local & incredible, but the wait is horrendous. We always try to eat outdoors, it's so much nicer, specially in summer !

And lastly, what we like about Salers, is all the little shops of artisans. Of course, I have a soft spot for ceramics, so that's what I took photos of (and what I brought back home too !) These snapshots were taken in the little shop of ceramist Zurutuza Florence, with her permission. I bought a mug & a pair of earrings. I could have easily bought everything but well, you know it's impossible, ahah ! - She doesn't have a website, she sells only in her shop, for the moment.

That's all for today ! I hope you enjoyed ! See you soon, well, sort of. You get the idea. Be well, everyone !



summer trip 2017 // 1

Well hello, it's been over a month, wow, and I didn't intend on disappearing like that. I know your time is as precious as mine, so I'll get to the point.

  • We're September 06th, and both my boys just came back to school (last Friday). I have now a 13 y-o and a 15 y-o. Ouch !
  • We've been here for a whole year now (since late August), and it really feels like home. We took care of the front garden remodel in the spring, grew cherry tomatoes & mild chilis this summer, trimmed the front hedge a lot, and will take care of the transition of the garden from summer to winter through autumn soon. Maybe some plantation, and of course a lot of garden planning for next spring. (subject of another post)
  • We'll have 2 pairs of wooden shutters to scrape & paint (white), before it might rain in October. We need to paint the living room, the bathroom & (at least) the boys' bedrooms this autumn too.  Lots of home projects as you see.

I'm going to share random photos from our summer trip  in the Lot, last July. These first photos were taken in the picturesque village of Tournemire, in the Cantal departement. (not where we were staying)

I hope you will be back for more photos. I hope you've had a good summer (or winter !) and that everything is doing as OK as possible, for you & yours.

Be well. Thank you for your visit today !



Bambouseraie - April 2017

It was already a month & a half ago, and I almost feel ashamed I didn't post these photos earlier. But you know ... life happens, right ?

The Bambouseraie is a special place, a huge bamboo park, where you feel you've travelled far away without actually having to travel that far. Let me share some photos, if you please.

It was still spring, cherry trees were in full bloom, wisteria & camelias as well. It was a quiet day without any tourists, a very enjoyable moment.

I love this place, it always somehow feels magical. I could take photos of everything, again & again. (which is what I do already, actually LOL)

I can't deny that it feels like travelling to Japan without acutally going there. Everything is here to remind you of it : maple tree, cherry tree, bamboos, camelias, torii (a traditional Japanese gate found at the entrance or within a Shinto shrine) ...

I hope you enjoyed the little photo tour. It's deep summer already here. Thank goodness for the swimming pool & outdoor space in the shade. We are so happy we moved to this little house & its little garden & its little swimming pool !