Thursday, 13 October 2011

French life, Part I

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Our house

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The village

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Jumper and bag: Primark// Skirt: New Look//Boots: Topshop


I'm back from France (boohoo). It was lovely to get away even though I didn't get up to much- we were invited to lunch the first day (a three hour marathon involving soup, mains, cheese, lots of wine and three desserts) and other than that we went to Emmaus (a homeless charity that has huge thrift warehouses where I picked up a Jaeger cardigan for €5, a shirt for €2, a dress and a couple of bits of crockery), went for dinner, had a couple of walks around the village, watched TV and played with the kitties (who are hyper but gorgeous of course).
These photos are of the village- I wanted to show the sad, abandoned and crumbling farmhouses (and the sheep).
Next post will show inside the house and the kitties...

50 comments:

  1. those pictures are so lovely, the abandoned house look bit scary though. Love you outfit too rachel! love that sweater, it looks amazing :)

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  2. These pictures are fantastic, so eery and wonderful! I love the countryside.
    This over sized sweater is soo good with that printed skirt, such a great combination
    xJennaD

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  3. Erm hello idyllicrural french get away! I can see why your mum loves it there! Your food marathon sounds like heaven as do the kittens. I played with cats when we went to rural France, me and my sis named one Apricot Flosscloud... xxxxx

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  4. Lovely pictures, your house is just gorgeous and the village looks like the perfect place to escape! cheese, wine and three desserts...YES PLEASE!
    I also love that jumper, Topshop have something similar for like £40!
    Looking forward to seeing the kittens.
    xx

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  5. The place is amazing, love all the bits and pieces..the lunch there sounded great!! And great finds :) x

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  6. In love with this beautiful scenery! Cute skirt :)

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  7. It's so sad that some of the houses are crumbling, although your house looks so quaint. I think that I have your jumper in a sort of greenish colour. Looking forward to seeing the house interiors and all the cats :).

    Sarah
    xo

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  8. Such lovely photos! Love the purple tone to them. Your boots are amazing!

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  9. Amazing photos! I love your jumper and can't wait for the next post to see the cats :)

    Laura xo
    http://throughtheeyesoflaura.blogspot.com/

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  10. j'adore ta jupe! très belle!
    bon retour en angleterre :)

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  11. it looks so peaceful and quiet! really beautiful. love your skirt too. x

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  12. Sounds lovely, really relaxing and very pretty!

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  13. It's looks so lovely there!
    Love your jumper!

    xx

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  14. It looks idyllic - lovely photos. I really love your skirt too x

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  15. *saved picture to inspiration folder* LOVE your chunky knits darl, your outfit posts just get better and better ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  16. Aww France is one of my favourite places to have a relaxing holiday. Sounds like you had a fab time - and what a brilliant bargain you got! I once bought a vintage Jaeger cardigan off ebay but payed about £40 for it!
    xx

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  17. Very cool outfit! Love the skirt so much.

    The French country side looks amazing!! Those lavender fields are breath taking.

    Virginie ♥

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  18. Oh lady, I love these photos! and of course, your outfit!


    LOVE!

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  19. Ah the French countryside is so quaint and charming. Looks like quite the perfect getaway. Really stunning photos!

    Love, love, love your outfit!! The beautiful vibrant print on your skirt looks amazing contrasted against all the black. So pretty:)

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  20. Aw I want to go to France haha. It must be so convenient to live close to so many wonderful countries :) Lovely photos, as always

    xx Carina

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  21. What a gorgeous wee place, it has charm & character <3
    I'm so jealous that you can just pop over to France, It's literally the other side of the world from here!
    Loving your cosy jumper & the bright printed skirt!
    I'll look forward to seeing the kitties xox

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  22. It reminds me a bit of my Dad's village in Yorkshire actually... I suppose country life has some similarities across nationalities. Looking forward to these kitties!

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  23. Ohhhhh everything looks so picturesque, what a lovely and refreshing place to get away to, you're so lucky!
    Those run down farm houses look so romantic...one can't help but imagine what it would have been to live in one back when the world was a more simple place...

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  24. Ahh, I love these kind of holidays. I love doing nothing in the middle of nowhere. I hope you feel wonderfully rested and relaxed. x

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  25. The countryside looks very pretty and I love the pictures of the crumbling farmhouses, so romantic!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  26. It looks like you had a no less than perfect stay sweetling. It all looks and sounds so lovely. It reminds me of this little town that my Aunt lives in, it is a kind of "blink and you miss it" type of place. But it's nice to get away there every now and again. Terribly excited to see more photos!

    xx

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  27. Glad you had a lovely time in France :)
    Pretty photos btw, I seriously love your skirt, the print is just amazing!
    x

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  28. Oh gosh these are just perfect! I adore the scenery shots and your house looks beautiful! O_O

    Are you part french? You have that effortless beauty about you O_O

    I'm glad you had a nice time! Welcome back to england! xxx

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  29. There is a strange sort of beauty in the crumbling buildings and deserted land... your house looks especially quaint though and your getaway sounds perfectly lazy and relaxing :)

    annie | WEMAKEPLANS

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  30. Wonderful pics. I love the purple hue, and I WANT your lovely skirt.
    Besos
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  31. Love all these pics, and the village looks so quaint!
    Can't wait to see the kittens, anything feline is wins!

    xx

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  32. it looks lovely, can't wait to see more pics! i love your skirt too! xx

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  33. It looks so peaceful and idylic, the perfect getaway.
    Sophie
    x

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  34. Love the photos and your outfit!

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  35. Oh la, la ma puce - you look gorgeous in this outfit! Can't wait to see more pics from your travels :) xxx

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  36. Gorgeous outfit! and you have incredible blog! I will be stalking it in the future x

    www.lolaveevintage.blogspot.com

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  37. The pictures look gorgeous & you're making me hungry mentioning all that food! :D xx

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  38. your house looks so cute, love your outfit too :) xo

    http://antid0tes.blogspot.com/

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  39. I love your skirt! And OMG this is your house! You are so lucky! It looks beautiful and idyllic!

    xoxo Jess

    SparksandFireworks.blogspot.com!

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  40. Beautiful ! I love your jumper and I'm SO jealous of that gorgeous countryside x

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  41. This place is so beautiful! and I totally adore that little house, Your look is wonderful as well! The sweater looks so comfy and very nice!

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  42. Gorgeous pictures- very jealous of your epic meal on your first day! And as usual- stunning outfit :) Can't wait to see the next post of kittys and inside the house!

    xx

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  43. cute look, love the skirt
    your location is perfect
    cool blog now following! :)

    http://bobbieaustinscloset.com/

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  44. oh wow, these photos are great! really digging the purple hues, :) x

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  45. Such pretty colours in these photos beautiful. Great casual outfil too. Looks like you had a great time in France!

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  46. Love the lilac tint on your photographs and you look amazing in your Allegra boots too :D x x

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  47. I absolutely love your skirt in the pciture!

    x

    Marielle

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  48. lovely pictures and great skirt ;)
    MaNAa

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