22 April 2018

Back to the Chateau



We arrived home just after midday.  The French roads were a joy after getting stuck in traffic for over two hours in Sussex and missing our train yesterday.  The lawns have turned into meadows, the courtyard is full of weeds and there was a dead mouse in the kitchen sink.  We flung open the shutters, vacuumed the dead flies and unloaded the car.  Then we poured a glass of wine each and enjoyed the afternoon sunshine on the terrace.  It’s good to be back.

the grass needs cutting

Rick is one very happy dog.



reunited with his favourite ball

23 comments:

  1. The wisteria is gorgeous. I'm curious - how do you get to your home in France? -Jenn

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  2. I'm also curious...how long does the journey take, door to door? What's your wine of choice? I have been trying a Merlot this week and it is seriously yummy.

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    1. I like anything red and fruity! Malbec is the local grape here. I'll write about our journey on my next post.

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  3. It's going to be great for Rick to be back with other dogs that bark in French.

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  4. Welcome home. Still plenty of sunshine around until next weekend, then some very welcome rain (I hope). Get that grass cut whilst it's dry. I'm putting my Tom's in today!

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    1. Paul's cutting the grass right now! Off to the garden shop tomorrow to buy his toms.

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  5. Nice to know you are back at you chateau!
    Greetings Maria x

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  6. Enjoy life again and dispel all negative thoughts xx

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    1. I slept so well last night Rachel. Although that might have been due to the amount of wine I drank!

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  7. Interesting that you call it home.....!
    Glad you had a good journey and all is well - apart from the missed train, flies and the dead mouse. Now you can relax and enjoy your summer. Can imagine how delighted Rick is to run around off his lead again.

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    1. Rick is like a small excited child on holiday!

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  8. The Wisteria looks beautiful and Rick certainly looks like a very happy dog !!

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    1. He has definitely got a smile on his face today.

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