Monday, 16 May 2011

French Debauchery!!!

Well - I was in France for 5 days and put on FIVE POUNDS - so much for me losing weight, I managed to be good for the first 2 days then it all went to pot! I just love the food in France, and of course the wine. That's what did it. We were all having such a good time it would have been very rude of me not to join in . . . I can recommend a chocolate gallette for a slight to medium hangover.

Lesley and Sue preferred the ice cream remedy!
Sue and John have a beautiful courtyard garden and the fragrance that hits you when you walk in, it is exquisite. There is lavender, honeysuckle and fabulous roses in abundance. You may remember seeing an image of a Buddha head on a telegraph pole in my garden, It was given to me by Sue and John - they also have one (below). When we were sitting out in the evenings we heard cuckoos and a barn owl and loads of crickets, it was bliss. So peaceful  . . .


The main idea of the week was for a bit of peace and quiet and to arrange the workshops for next year. However, we did have a dinner party one evening with Sue and Johns friends David and Yvonne. Fabulous people and very great fun. It would have been another very alcoholic night if Lesley hadn't kept an eye on me.

David arrived with treats in his bag for Bix and BeBop
This is one of my favourite images, taken in St Jean d'Angely
 
. . . and one of my collection of French doors for my new cushion range.

So that is just a quick catch up with what we did in France - all the info on the textile courses in  France is on the previous post. Or you can go to Textile Courses in France I now need to knuckle down to getting ready for Liverpool at the weekend and make some more cushions for the Open House.

I am going to post all the workshops for Australia and New Zealand 2012 tomorrow. Everything has now been launched down there so I can make my own announcements.

see you soon, x


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