Saturday, 29 April 2017

Grandma's Seat





A frosty start to the day gave way to blue skies and sunshine and it was warm enough to get outside and play in the garden. I strimmed the rockery and Paul gave the lavender bushes a haircut.  The weather is looking unsettled for the next few days so we thought it wise to take advantage today and do some jobs.

Grandma's seat
Later in the afternoon I walked to the far side of the garden and sat on Grandma’s bench.  (This seat, lovingly restored by Paul, was the only item we kept after his mum died a few years ago.)  I like to spend a few quiet minutes here each day looking out across the valley and admiring, of course, my rockery!

side view of the house




 
Madame Caroline

16 comments:

  1. Oh! What a beautiful rose!

    And your house and garden are both breathtaking.

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  2. What a beautiful house and garden - a perfect advert for the perfect life in rural France. Can't imagine why you go back to the UK !

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    1. It's always good to come back here.

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  3. Your house looks nice from that view, quite ecclesiastcal.

    My brother restores old seats like this, and makes them too. He is often presented with old pieces of metal work frames to resurrect. Sometimes people put old things like this in skips. I am glad Paul restored it. It is enough to keep one thing. I kept my mother's (the family's) carving knife and nothing else. Thanks. I like your pictures. Too.

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    1. I think it's the tower and the roof pinnacles that give it an ecclesiastical look. It looks different from every angle.

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  4. Every thing is so beautiful and perfect.I know it was not like that from the begining, you both are people of vision and hard work.

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    1. This is certainly a beautiful part of the French countryside.

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    1. We are perched on top of a hill so we have wonderful views across the valley.

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  6. I left all my vegs open to the elements last night. All looks OK now for the near future, with even a bit or rain to help them along.

    Calassou lost HALF their harvest. Better buy supplies in advance.

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    1. Nooo, that's bad news about the wine. Just worried about the wind and grele predicted for today.

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  7. What a beautiful house and garden and lovely to have Grandma's seat.

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