Wednesday, 4 July 2012

water, water...





It looks very much as if summer has bypassed us this year; the dreary and  dismal rain seeming to cloud everything in it grey wake.  To cheer myself up I spent a moment sorting through happier more sun filled pictures,  beautiful memories  of our France trip last summer certainly made me smile.  The sparkly water fountain in the Normandy sea side town  reminded me of a happy day wandering around the pretty streets.



The buildings were colourful and the whole place was alive with the hustle and bustle of a busy market scene, very reminiscent of Cornwall this was a popular haunt of Monet and other impressionist artists towards the end  of   last century.  






We like to think we enhanced the arty vintage vibe by our presence, a lovely thought!




I have such a longing to jump into this cute little car and drive to a sunny   courtyard where I can sit in peace with a yummy patisserie  and strong coffee.

A beautiful fountain to look at and warm sun would make it perfect.





Do you want to join me?



If you are looking for an easy escape with your family, this offer still stands.




Thank you to everyone who follows, reads and comments ..... I love my little creative and happy escape  and it is made even better to know others do as well.


Have a brilliant day all, despite the wet!

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    1. dreams keep you going when folding laundry!

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  2. gorgeous - we're off to Normandy this summer for a week in August, but going in the camper van so can't take you up on your offer - this time. I'm very ecited because we've just booked the ferry but nothing else - going to see where the road takes us...

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    1. campervan envy - what bliss ...

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  3. It's a good job we've got our memories and lovely photos to cheer us up on dreary days such as today. I'm hoping that the weather is going to buck itself up, we go on holiday to Cornwall soon.

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    1. we're camping near St Ives - another beautiful place!

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  4. me again - I think you have already had one but I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award. No obligation, but i do like your blog :-)

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  5. beautiful photos and blog. thanks for the inspiration! B

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    1. Thank you for taking time to comment.....off to read your blog now x

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  6. Gorgeous, we've spent many a happy hour in Honfleur. I love France and after checking the details will bear this property in mind for future trips. xx

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    1. Happy Hornfleur hours here too xx

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  7. I'll join you, I love coffee and pastries! Your pictures are lovely, Grace. Just the thing to cheer you up with all this endless rain. Laura keeps making noises about me and her going to Italy when she graduates next year, I hope it happens. Just have to break the news to Samantha though. Not looking forward to that, hehe. Lots of love xxx

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  8. Hope you had some sun today and coffee (and yummy cake as well!) xx

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  9. I love Honfleur too!
    We had a little bit of sun today but it's hardly enough to get excited about...! Jx

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  10. Wow! London looks amazing... seems like worlds away from teeny tiny Perth, Australia!! xo

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