If we were having coffee:  I would tell you that I am sitting here on a cross channel ferry, travelling backwards.
Reluctantly going home with a head stuffed full of memories and and dreams. This past week has been wonderful.


Anyway first things first, where are my manners. Welcome to the garden today  it  is lovely and warm out here. So far we do not need the space heaters nor the marquee though they ready for use at the first drop of rain or drastic drop in temperature. Now we have ( thank’s to Paul) all types of tea and coffee. Not to mention cakes scones, and all sorts of cconfectionery Enough to make the artisan baker, from the small village we have just spent the week’ a very proud lady indeed.
If we were having coffee: I would drive you mad with tales of Chateaus and castles inhabited by Kings. Queens, princesses, princes not to mention infamous mistresses who often ruled the roost ….. but not always.


If we were having coffee:
I would I would explain how we visited the village that was the birthplace of the famous mathematician and philosopher Descartes. The village is of the same name. The first Sunday we were in France we drove into town to sample the Market and then the coffee. While we were there we were  witness to a service in the town square to commemorate the liberation of the town. By allied forces on that day 70yrs ago.
On our second visit yesterday (Friday ) we discovered the beautiful and peaceful public garden’s. These were full of beautiful touperie  and ponds even a little wild life enclosure with, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, and Llamas and a lovely pig called Zorro.
Just outside the park we found the Church where René Dacarte’s mother is buried. The church though not in great repair is still used to this day.
If we were having coffee:

Night sky over  the Channel

Night sky over the Channel

I would explain that I have put up photos of all of these things in the blog posts I have written this last week. Can  I get anyone another drink or something to eat. Are you still warm enough the sun is beginning to set now. It is sparkling on the sea. We have moved now to the Restaurant for dinner. We certainly have a sea view now. 🙂 . We only had a view of the lifeboats from our previous seats. I am actually quite hungry now. Looking at  the red sky  from the spray splashed window reminds me of  one of  my  Mother’s many  sayings “Red sky  at  night shepherds delight. Red sky in the morning shepherds warning!” Funny how all the things  my Mum would say and I would roll my eyes come back to me now and I realize  how much truth and wisdom there is in them.

If we were having coffee:

If I am honest  I shall tell you now  that I had a good nights sleep even though  we did not get home until midnight! We have done  the washing  and it is on the line! Hoovered  and dusted round  and even had a flying visit from the middle son. I am so grateful  that Paul is here to  help as I am back  an forth sorting things out. I do love my  home, my  house  the area, my  family  and friends  but Oh! I did love that  holiday!

Never  mind  I must  get on  so  eat drink , chat  and be merry and I shall be here you only  need to shout.  If I were  you I would  scroll up  or  down  and  check out Paul’s  coffee morning  it is here  too!! So  for now  be well and be happy.  😀

If we were having coffee I’d ask  you : would you like another  cuppa, or  a biscuit . I’d  tell you I have really  come to enjoy  these chats  and I’d  love  to hear  what you would  tell me , If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 12:03:48

    Travel is invigorating but there’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed. ❤
    Thank you for the coffee. This is just the way I like it, black and hot. No, thank you. No sweets for me. I had a big breakfast.
    Odd how quickly the days change after coming back from a vacation whether it is long or short and the time away vanishes and the days weave back to what they were before the trip.
    Glad you had a good night's sleep, Willow and nice to have you back. Hope you are well refreshed after a break from your regular routine.

    Gotta run. Thanks for managing to have me visit you so soon after your return. I thought you might have liked to sleep in today. 🙂


  2. Paul
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 13:16:56

    Great post Willow – your travels were excellent. The pics you sent back to us here at home were fascinating – I looked forward to each post. I’m glad to hear you slept well – that happens to me too when I’ve had a long and busy day with great memories.

    The pasteries set out on your table in the top pic are delicious looking. My mouth was watering over the creme filled goodies. 😀 Yum! I’ll have another of those fancy ones on the bottom tray in the center. Just let me wipe the creme off my mustache first. ha!


  3. Lisa
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 13:54:42

    That does sound heavenly. And you are absolutely wicked for sharing that decadent photo. I just asked Johnny to bring me some donuts. Have a safe trip home, Willow. ♡


  4. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    Sep 14, 2014 @ 17:07:43

    I do enjoy these moments, Willow. 🙂 xx


  5. markbialczak
    Sep 15, 2014 @ 17:42:43

    Welcome home, Willow, time to relax, unwind, enjoy the memories of a week well spent away!


  6. kelihasablog
    Sep 16, 2014 @ 23:47:43

    Well, while I love the coffee…. I must admit I’d probably over eat when the sweets came out. 😀 I love traveling, seeing and trying to photograph so many cool & unusual (or enticing to me) shots… I love your photos and your trip. I do like to get home to my bed and my babies (pets) but by the 2nd day back…. the luster is already worn off… As my daughter use to say, “it’s back to reality time”… kind of a bummer…LOL


    • willowdot21
      Sep 17, 2014 @ 05:27:32

      aha! The beauty of out online coffee time cakes is that they are totally calorie free 🙂 yes we’ve been home 4days and the holiday magic is fading fast. Hey ho that’s real life for you. Keep well. Xxxx


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