Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to Life ....Back to Reality

After five whirlwind weeks in mostly sunny France, I am back to earth with a bang. Where did those weeks go? We didn't manage to get the satellite broadband working until Wednesday of this past and final week so sorry for the lack of updates. Suffice to say I wouldn't have managed to find the time anyway, the first couple of weeks where manic getting ready for the visitors, baby-proofing house and garden, labouring for our landscapers in order to get the pergola finished in time and enjoying the best two weeks of our time there, weatherwise that is! The next two weeks were a frantic round of making meals, chasing the granddaughter and doing the tourist sights with all our visitors. Hubby returned to work last Monday and eldest son left Wednesday evening which left me just one day to close up the house until our next trip. So now home for a little rest.

A lovely time was had by all, we were thrilled with all the changes that had taken place since April, at first disappointed that the landscaping hadn't even started when I arrived, but later enjoying the opportunity to have input in the process. So for some photos.......

A waist high meadow greeted me on my arrival. Later transformed to something a little less like a jungle.

A room under construction when I arrived was whipped into a bedroom fit for guests just in time for their arrival.


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It is a bit like me, the return to reality is with an all mighty bump. You have done wonders with the garden and the house is getting there. Looking forward to further pictures. Diane

Maggie May said...

Wow........ lovely beams. Everything seems to be taking shape nicely.
Back to earth!

Maggie x

Nuts in May

Nora said...

It's good to have you surface again and to see your photos. Glad that you got the necessary work done and that you had fun with your guests. The house is looking good. Much work has been done. When will you be returning?

auntiegwen said...

It's so lovely to see it taking shape. Gorgeous bed for very lucky guests.