Hi everyone welcome. The garden is beginning to show signs of Autumn so we are going to rig up some space heaters and make the marquee more permanent. That is the beauty of this virtual garden we can have it however we wish.
Right let’s get to business.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE : I would tell you how busy I have been. We have a few days break coming up and as always preparations are never simple. I think it is all in hand now. Hopefully when you read this I shall be in France.

Apart from many years ago before the Newbie’s Dad was born. We visited Province twice. We had the two older boys they were around three and four yrs 0ld.
We flew over and hired a car the first time we went. We were astounded by the warmth and beauty of the place.
We took the boys to the Verndon Gorge and we went out on the calm turquoise waters. With the huge rock faces rising up out of the still waters it was an amazing experience. I was totally in awe and very aware that the water was probably as deep as the rock faces were high.
We gilded ( if you can glide in a peddlow.) in stunned  silence.
It was like a strange sun drenched fiord. All was quiet and magical then the boys found their echo’s and soon my husband and I joined in.
Now as usual I wandering off at a tangent we are not going to the south we are heading into the lush centre, we are staying right by a river and in a village 😉 that will test my French, hubby has no French.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE : I would  bore you further  by telling you the second time we  went  we had  the two boys, hubbies’ older sister, hubby  and me three suitcases, two bikes, a coolbox  and enough  food to feed an army! All crammed into a ford Capri!

A car not  really built for more than two people  or ambitious  and very thin  foursome  with  no luggage  and not far to go! We managed to drive from Calais through  or rather  round the  Boulevard Peripherique down to Frejuse. I was navigating  and not too well and at  one point we were headed towards Belgium …as luck would have it  we noticed in time  not to loose  too much time.!

We  did stop on the way  down to Frejuse  at  Arras. We spent  two weeks in a static Caravan  yes all five of us ! We saw  all the fashionable places ( Monte Carlo, San Tropez and the like)  some lovely  unfashionable  places  too, woods, villages . We had  scorching  weather  and two days solid   rain!! We felt  very sorry  for those in tents they got  completely was away! Then when we had to return  we drove  for 13hrs  to catch the  ferry …. we could not  afford  to stop anywhere  for the night. Money was tight then  but it  never  stopped us having fun!.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE :   I would say ,Oh! sorry I am not  being a very good host  would  you like some  more tea or  coffee  what  type  would  you like  we can do  anything  here as good as Costa  or Starbucks! Also our cake selection is second  to none!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: I’d  say  sorry time to stop reminiscing and time to look forward  to a new part  of France  for us unseen. What  have you guys  been up to, have  you had  rushed  or quiet weeks? Perhaps  you could tell us about  your holidays Past, Present  and Future , it would  be lovely to hear  from you all. Talking of reminiscing you may have noticed I have been posting  some of my  early poems. I have been so rush  and hardly  had  time to  comment  or thank  people  for their  comments ( for which I am always  very  grateful) so I looked to my  back catalogue  until I have time to catch up!!

Now apart from cooking  and being a busy  working lady   Bernice  at http://realisticcookingideas.com/  has  wonderful recipes  and visits  beautiful places  it is almost  like  having  a travelogue delivered  to my  reading box! Also  Tess at  Lets Cut the Crap   is doing  a wonderful  blow by  blow  account of her recent  tour of China! I can really  recommend it , it is a great  read!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would  tell you how very welcome  you are  and how much I look forward to our weekly get together, and that I do hope  they continue for a while  to come.  I am so  sorry  that I have to dash  off now  but  please  stay  and relax  and eat  and drink whatever  you wish , here  in the virtual garden  everything is  guilt  and calorie free.  Actually 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/

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