Sunday, April 13, 2008

Leaving on a Jet Plane

First of all thanks to Mean Mom for the "You Cheer Me Up" award, what a great start to a Sunday!  OK I have it on good authority that the roof will commence on Wednesday.    I was giving someone the rundown of some of the work we hope to achieve will en France, roof commence, fix toilet, set up some kind of kitchen, and it dawned on me that we really know how to push the boat out and celebrate a big birthday!  Do we know how to have a good time or what?
Still  I am very much looking forward to this week.  I have checked the weather forecast and it looks similar to here surprisingly, changeable, around mid-teens with some rain.  Accordingly have packed everything as usual, but of course there will be some shopping required.  An essential trip whenever on holiday. (Debs and Breezy where should I go in Limoges? So far we have only ever made it to the mall with the C & A and Darty - is there another part or street in Limoges that has slightly more exciting shopping - I am thinking shoes and clothes now, not toilet parts!?!)
Hopefully a side trip to a brocante and possibly the reclamation yard at Confolens, a visit with a cousin of GWE, some very good food and lots of red wine. What more could a girl ask for as a birthday present?
My mum innocently asked " so has GWE planned anything?".  I tried not to choke on the cookie I was scoffing at the time..........but maybe after 31 years he will surprise me.  What do you think ladies? (what was that - don't hold my breath?  do you know GWE?)  
I'll let you know.  

16 comments:

Mean Mom said...

Glad I caught you last night before you left. I was in such a hurry, I should also have said 'Take the other award from the sidebar which says I've got a friend in you'. It's not going anywhere, anyway, so 'in your own time'! Sounds like you are in for a great week. Do you know what? I am slightly envious. Unusual for me. I'm not having a particularly good day today. Any chance of you showing us any photos, when you return?

softinthehead said...

mean mom - oh I am sure I can bore you with some when I get back. Also hoping things will look a little different and that all the undergrowth we cleared back in November hasn't taken hold again. Thanks for the other award - another birthday present! :) Sorry to hear you are having a bad day - I will try and keep in touch while I am away. I am also wondering what you are envious of, the toilet fixing ? no probably the shopping and red wine eh!!

aims said...

I loved the sound of all those French names...it makes one think of the country..

Girl - you are going to have the time of your life!

Savour it all and make notes so you can tell us all about it!

Milla said...

Can't think what you mean, fix roof, fix loo, what more could a girl want?? But what, pray, is a brocante?? Happy Birthday whatever - and do tell ... did he surprise you (tip toes away ducking)

Carolyn said...

In my experience, I wouldn't hold my breath. I'm slowly figuring out that if you want something to happen, you better darn well plan it yourself!! Have a fabulous time.

Bon Voyage!

The Lehners in France said...

Hi SITH, I'm sorry I can't help you on where to shop in Limoges, sadly I've only ever been to the airport. Have a great time and can't wait to hear your news on your return. Happy Birthday xxx

Breezy said...

SITH you won't get this before you set off but it doesn't matter because I really don't know my way round Limoges (shocking isn't it!)unless it's for DIY stuff. I'm sure you'll root somewhere out then you can let me know for when I actually have some spending money. All mine will be going at the plant fair at Mortemart this weekend

katy said...

just want to let you know that I am taking a break for a while, hope to be back, till then byeeeeeeeeeeee x

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Hope you are having a fantastic time. Croissants, french bread, coffee, hot chocolate, brie, camembert and fine delicate white wines and red robust one's to compliment the rustic fare you will be eating. Oh how I wsh i was there!

Have agreat birthday when it comes.

Stinking Billy said...

sith, I have been to many countries in my time but, strangely, not once to France? It would be nice to know what is so fascinating about it - when you have ten seconds to spare, that is? ;-)

Maggie May said...

Hope you had a brilliant time!

Debra in France said...

Hi SITH, I don't know if you'll get this before you leave, but there is a Galleries Lafayette in Limoges, on the same suare as Monoprix, ALso the road leading up to St Michel church in Limoges has some nice shops. And of course Breezy and I will be at the plant fair in Mortemart! I hope you have a great time.

Mean Mom said...

Now, remember I gave you those 2 awards, before you read this. You've been tagged over at my place. Hope you have the time, after your holiday. See my latest blog. There is also a short award ceremony at my place, but you already have the awards, so it's just a virtual biscuit and a virtual cappucchino for you!

Hope you had a good birthday and holiday.

Mya said...

Gosh, I hope you didn't have the awful weather we have been getting. It's been raining for days. Belated birthday greetings - and I do hope you found somewhere more exciting to spend your birthday money than Darty or C&A.

Mya x

Mean Mom said...

Welcome back! Did you have a good time?

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Well, I've probably missed you, but with you in spirit - especially in France! I hope it's a good and successful trip. Sounds perfect doing all that stuff. Happy Birthday! M xx