Saturday, 27 June 2015

Back home again.

Hello.
Sitting in the garden, listening to the cars flying past on the A26, writing to you.
Back home.

A long drive back to reality today.
But I bring with me a head full of memories,
To be wrapped in tissue and treasured.



And one word captures our week: harmony.


Sure there was laughter and even hilarity!


And then there were deep, meaningful conversations.
Hours of art and creativity,
Lazy snoozes in the sun.
Swimming Pool levity;
The ducks joined in too...


Walks in the countryside,


An amazing Pizza party with our hosts.


From start to finish, harmony. 
Didn't want it to end.
But it did.
And that's okay too.
Because now I can try to rekindle that serenity at home. 

It must be possible. To live in England, but live like the French do.
I have a basket; that's a start!

Bedtime.
Je suis épuisée! (I am pretty sure that means I am exhausted!)

Much love
Barb
xxx




34 comments:

  1. How lovely it all looks and lots of lovely memories too. Seeing the temperatures on the weather chart it looks as though you have brought the summer back with you. Best Wishes Ann

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  2. goodnight. so glad that the week was so fruitful for you, in every way. waiting for sunday next week rather impatiently, hugs xx

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  3. So glad you've all had such a marvellous time. Thanks for sharing so many of the precious moments with us. Sleep well. Love xxx

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  4. Welcome home lovely lady xxx I missed you all xxx

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  5. Ah, well Sally is home and hearing all about those lovely memories , sleep well my friend it's lovely to have you all back.

    Much love
    Kim xx

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  6. It is good to see you all having fun, and creating stuff! I had a great day: happy post from Clarity, with amongst other things, a set of music things, so niw I can write tunes on a card! Ace! And we made me a Blog, and I've actually succussfully posted in it! Whew ... Good to see you back....

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  7. Hello Barbara

    Glad to hear you are all home safe and sound. Keep the memories and try to live a little bit like you do in France.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  8. Glad you had a lovely time, it looked so lovely, picture book lovely. lots of lovely memories. always a bump down to earth when you get home,but it's nice to sleep in your own bed - right? lol

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  9. Hello Barbara

    Glad to hear you are all home safe and sound. Keep the memories and try to live a little bit like you do in France.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  10. Glad you home safely. Always next year to look forward to. Enjoy rest of weekend. xx

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  11. Hi Barbara
    Please you all had a great time and have all arrived home safe and hopefully rejuvenated.

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  12. So glad you're all hone safe and sound! I hope you've brought some sunshine back with you!
    Love and hugs Xxx

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  13. H Barbara, so pleased you all had a lovely time and that you're back home safe and sound! Lovely piece of artwork yesterday too. xx

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  14. Happy home coming, you have certainly brought the weather with you. Xx

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  15. Hi Barb,
    Glad you're home safe and sound and that you have wonderful memories to look back on. Sounds like you've had a fabulous time and also looks like you've brought the good weather with you.
    Received my new Groovi goodies ( Christmas plates and the borders) this morning - look fab & can't wait to try them - thank you). Love Alison

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  16. Bonne Nuit, Barbara et toutes les autres voyageurs. xxx Maggie

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  17. Welcome home Barbara and your team like you say you have brought a basket and lots of lovely memories xxx

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  18. Wonderful, you sound rejuvenated Barbara. , glad all back safe and sound xx

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  19. Tired but happy and it was obviously a wonderful week spent in good company. Hopefully a nice relaxing day on the cards for you tomorrow. x

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  20. Glad you're all home safe - it looked as though you had a brilliant week....a very well deserved restful time for you all.
    Welcome home! xxx

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  21. What a perfect week to recharge the batteries. Bottle up those memories in your head and uncork them when you need to ;0) Enjoy a restful Sunday x

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  22. Hi Barbara. Thank you for sharing your fabulous week in France with us, I hope you manage to live a little like you did in France, our weather doesn't always help though does it?
    I loved your "Magical" blog on Friday. Glad that your Ipad cooled back down ok,
    (I loved your comment about your "personal summer". What a great description, I know exactly what you mean too!!!
    Congratulations to Rosalind, enjoy spending your voucher : )
    Take care xx

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  23. Hi Barb, thank you for sharing the week with us all. Glad you are home safe and sound. Have a lovely Sunday. Bx

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  24. Welcome home all of you glad you had a fab time xxxxxxlove June horrocks xx

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  25. It's always nice to come home, so good that you had such a brilliant time.

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  26. Glad you've enjoyed your stay in France and that you had a safe trip back home.
    Yes it means I am exhausted. Votre Français est très bon.
    Laurence xx

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  27. Looks like a blissful place to stay and I'm sure you have lots of memories and special moments to cherish. And there's no place like home....! X

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  28. Glad you had such a relaxing time! xxx

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  29. Hi Barbara pleased to hear you are home safe and sound. I think red wine and cheese would help you re live France don't you. But with a proper cup of tea thrown in too!
    Love Diane xxx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x