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The Nightmare that is…….Unpacking!

4 Jan

Unfortunately for my boyfriend, our apartment & my clothes…..I am the kind of girl who can leave her suitcase sitting in the hall for a good week or two before unpacking!

Day after day just I over-take the bulging suitcase like a race-horse in blinkers & I don’t even give it a second thought! A skill my boyfriend simply can’t understand….but what really tips him over the edge are my random pit stops to the suitcase…rooting out some possession that all of sudden I can’t live without!! And yes he is right unpacking the bloody thing would be a hell of a lot easier…but for some reason I will put it off till the last.

Unpacking is my WORST NIGHTMARE….OK a slight exaggeration but I really really REALLY hate it!

So to avoid a Mexican stand-off type situation with the boy…like Ray & Debra in that classic baggage episode of “Everyone Loves Raymond” I’m off to unpack & although I don’t have the excessive load that Miss Hilton above has, this will be a record folks……only two days!

Wish me luck!

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Vegas Baby!

29 Nov

Myself & my boyfriend took a¬† trip to Vegas for his 30th birthday, we stayed at the Bellagio which was fab & from the moment we arrived & my clothes were hung-up I felt right at home (wishful thinking I know ūüôā ) Our room over-looked the fountains so we had a great view of the shows & I was pretty impressed with their Thanksgiving display & the ceiling to floor chocolate fountain….Yum!
We caught the Cirque Soleil Show – O, which was fantastic & we also saw David Copperfield at the MGM. How he pulls off half of those tricks I don’t know but watching 13 people disappear before my eyes was pretty amazing!!¬† It was our first trip to Vegas & it didn’t fail to impress…….I’m also happy to say that we pretty much broke-even! I hope you all had a great weekend x

Fabulous French Wedding

11 Oct

After a lot going back & forth………& then back & forth again, I finally made the very¬† last minute decision to travel to France for my friends wedding & I’m so delighted that I did, it was such a wonderful day…..

My Highlights; The French Ceremony, 1975 Vintage Citroen Car, Champagne Reception, Lot`s of laughs shared with friends & guests, Yummy local food accompanied with lot`s of French White wine, Homemade Wedding Cake, The Favors РWhiskey for the Gents & flip flops for the Ladies (they got great use on the dance-floor), The Reception Setting Рthe trees  draped with fairy lights, rugs & lights covered the courtyard underneath to make the dance-floor, great music Рwe barely left the floor all night!  The friendly crew from Chateau de Lartigolle & last but not least  РThe Happy Groom & The Beautiful Bride Рwho wore big smiles all day long & gave us all a Fabulous French Wedding РMerci Beaucoup x

The Venue; Chateau de Lartigolle

Sights from the South of France

7 Oct

My first trip to the South of France & it didn’t fail to impress….

Hot Air Balloon`s drifting in the French Sky

This Picture was taken on the way from Toulouse to Auch…..The next morning I seen a similar picture in the Saturday morning newspaper

French Chef cooking up a storm

Our first night we went to a small quaint restaurant, the food kept coming on platters for all to share…my favourites…The Olives, Mussels & baby roasted potatoes…Yummy!

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers always remind me of the works of French Impressionist Painter Claude Monet….It`s easy to see where his inspiration came from

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie РAuch

As we were taking in the views of the Cathedral the traders of Auch were busy setting up their market stalls

Views of the Chateau