Monday, September 20, 2010

Back so soon?

This is not like me at all - two posts in less than a week?!

I just had to share some photos that I took on Sunday. We visited some friends in the nearby village of Gourge (accent over the last 'e' a la Francais!). I've already blogged about this village before and posted photos of the ancient bridge and the water mill on the river but, on Sunday, we started off for home and got side-tracked down an inviting country lane, and found this stunning chateau which took our breath away. It is in the most beautiful setting and just suddenly appeared out of the lovely landscape. Lovely as it is, I don't think I would like to live in it (as if we could ever even think of buying it - property in France is on the inexpensive side compared to the UK but it would still cost a million or so!) -  at night I think it could be a bit spooky!

The photo was taken from the entrance of this lovely old house which had the Husband drooling at the thought of renovating it but, sadly for him,  it's not for sale! He still has to finish our house, anyway!

In the centre of the village we found this little house and I just had to take a photo of the two windows at the top - you can just about see the little metalwork birds in the one on the right. I think it's a lovely window!

All around Gourge there are lovely views of the surrounding countryside - this is just one of them.

We will be there again on Saturday evening because the local bar is hosting a 'Sausage Sizzle' and the sausages are to die for - from a local farm run by a lovely English couple who rear their own Gloucester Old Spot pigs, and produce the best pork ever. The sausages are the best I have ever tasted.

Such a shame about the road sign - it just doesn't seem to fit into such a lovely setting, does it?!  The flowers are just starting to go over but the colours are still gorgeous.
 Yesterday morning we had the most fantastic sunrise - I took this at about 7a.m......

....and this was at about 7.30 a.m.

It was really cold at the time, probably no more than about 8 degrees but, by mid-morning, the temperature had risen to around 25, making it the most perfect day.

Small but deliciously sweet and tasty - peaches from our very own tree, waiting to be preserved in white wine if we can stop eating them straight from the bowl!

Thanks for reading - hope you all have a lovely day!


  1. Wonderful pictures, brings back so many memories of holidays spent 'en France'.

    I must admit to a sneaking envy, we would so loved to have done the dream, but for us it was not to be. What is sad is that with OH's condition it is unlikely that we will ever get there again..........age and ill health makes it look more and more likely that any holiudays will have to be spent here in the UK, which makes me very sad.......

  2. Wonderful post Kathy.
    Apologies for not popping over before.
    Gorgeous photos on this post. I really enjoy reading up on you.
    Love to you and thanks for stopping by,
    love suex

  3. Good evening Kathy!
    Many thanks for your kind comments on SIBOL.
    I'm pleased you liked the Blanket.
    Beautiful squares weren't they?
    Pols squares are in there top middle I think it was plain yellow grannys, one at the bottom row I think without looking....
    Love it, thank you,
    Hugs Suex