10/07/2009

And then the holiday began





After a long 6 & 1/2 hour drive south we arrived at the house. Once there we cooked a simple dinner and were pleased with the peace and quiet of the place, only to discover we were sharing the house with a colony of flying ants (thousands of them crawling on the walls and the ceiling). They even managed to crawl in under the mosquito net, warming up the bed for us; gee, thanks ants! There was also a family of bats living in the bedroom but luckily they moved out after the first night. Ahhh, country life! Things got better the next day. One of my favourite moments in the house was when I knitted by the window whilst watching a thunderstorm working it's way across the horizon; who needs a TV?! Happy Friday mes amies!

19 comments:

  1. vad härligt! saknar frankrike. du ser ut att trivas i fåtöljen :)

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  2. next time you'll have to come down to the south west!

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  3. Despite of the ants and the bats it looks absolutely lovely and nice!

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  4. lovely pictures, and thanks for mentioning flying ants and bats, that makes me feel a tiny bit better about having to sit in the office staring at the screen all day... but just a very tiny bit. sigh.

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  5. it all looks beautiful!!! what a perfect summerhouse!! love the atmosphere, so romantic!

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  6. what a beautiful place. just like in the French movies! I envy you so much!!!
    did you you know that flying ants are queen ants looking for a mate in order to establish a new colony?

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  7. sounds perfect, minus the ants of course.

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  8. I really love these photos, so lovely and relaxing! Have a happy contry holiday!

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  9. fin kudde! lapins! :)
    ser härligt ut, utan smådjur.

    countrylife är bra på många sätt men ovälkomna småkryp är inte att föredra...sniglar o spindlar vill in här när det regnar tex, blä. Tacka vet jag ekorren o rådjuren, o en o annan fladdermus om kvällen ä ju mysigt...en o annan..!

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  10. bats in the bedroom! eek! they are cute and all, but it's a good thing they didn't hang around. ah, knitting while watching and listening to the storm sounds lovely!

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  11. looks amazing, reminds me of our honeymoon in Southern Spain.
    I love the ferry post too, reminds me of trips to France as a kid, they have not changed at all!
    Hope your pregnancy is going well!

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  12. Wonderful photographs and I'm glad to hear it was better the next day!

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  13. The house looks absolutely amazing! The ants sound not so amazing. I love the photo of you knitting, very peaceful!

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  14. sounds like a really nice holiday (minus the ants)

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  15. aah - a fellow knitter :-) thunderstorms over tv anyday.
    looks wonderful, truly wonderful.

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  16. ah what a great place! looks very peaceful and countryside idyllic! but i can imagine encountering those bats in the bedroom was less pleasant, good thing they found accomodation elsewhere : )

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  17. the house looks so lovely and rustic! But how did you get rid of the flying ants?!?

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  18. looks like such a great place. and seems like the wildlife finally accepted the fact that you had rented the house for a few days. do you think they came back after you locked up and left?

    would you recommend the house? i'm looking for a house to rent in france next year with a group of friends - perhaps you know of a good place on the net to look for one (there seem to be so many - daunting!)

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