As a lot of you know I spent two months in
France this year visiting my daughter and
three beautiful granddaughters!
Almost every day I had a walk
through their picturesque village.
I was accompanied by baby Jessie in her pram
and Roxy their old Jack Russell!
Their Village is only two hours from Paris
and many of the houses have been
bought up by Parisians
as a country retreat.
They come up most weekends.
Those with children are more inclined
to become involved in village life.
As you can see most houses
are very well protected
by high walls and solid gates.
Everyone is security conscious.
Gardening is a passion with the French,
I'm amazed at the number of magazines
one can buy on the subject....
but that is another story!
I do hope you've enjoyed our stroll
through my family's village -
it has become quite familiar to me
over the years.
People now call out 'Bonjour'
as I pass their gate -
not a soul speaks english
and my French is still limited, sadly
even after all these years -
I must try harder for next time!!
Today I'm linking this post to
(thank you both for hosting your lovely parties)
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Please have a look at both blogs
for some wonderful inspiration!
to all my new followers
thank you for joining my blog!
Take care everyone and
be kind to one another
hugs and love
Rosa Souvenir de la Malmaison,
introduced in 1843 by Béluze of France