Travel Theme: Blossom. These are dangerous times. The skies are clear, the temperature on the rise and rural France in blossom looks stunning. This is when we start to dream of homes in Brittany and with semi-serious curiosity press our noses against estate agents’ windows. Look at the price of that – sell up and we could afford two!
Fortunately sanity will kick in once we get back to Northumberland – almost everywhere looks great in the sunshine but return in the depths of winter and there is every chance that the dream idyll has transformed into somewhere deadly silent and cold – Perdition Cottage, Gehenna Road, Hades.
It can be fun to dream though – here are come colour images of what has been turning our heads (the last, Tyn y Coed, is our temporary residence):
Totally understand the temptation of small city/village France. We just bought a small “pied a terre” in Angers. 🙂 I’ve heard that Brittany is usually pretty gloomy for most of the year. Maybe it’s the Edinburgh of France.
Angers sounds good – I guess it would be a little more lively than around here in the winter months.
🙂 welcome to France, Julie! I know la Touraine, in general and Angers in particular as some French relatives used to in Tours and in Angers, they moved to magnifique La Rochelle… 🙂 but la Bretagne is more pittoresque, not gloomy and it doesn’t rain all the time: I remember warmer summers than here! 🙂
Stunning montage. Enjoy blissful France but come back to Blighty!! ;-D
Many thanks Lita – we will be back in Blighty before too long – too many ties back in the UK – some with four wheels, some with two (and the golf) 🙂
ah yes the golf 😉 (I love learning about new courses you have visited – not that I know much about the game itself!)
I would like to have you as my new neighbor. It’s a little boring now after so much people went back to uk :o)
I would like that – I could help mum and dad by taking you for walks. I trained my red setter to sniff out a bar at almost any distance 🙂
there is a beautiful old house for sale on my street, it’s an ole pub owned by british expats :o) I hope people from Uk or scotland will buy it, currently we drive 70 km one way for fish&chips :o)
Wonderful photos; took me right back to our driving tour of Brittany in 1969 !!! Thank you 🙂
Glad to be of service 🙂 I was going to say it would have been quite different then but maybe not – it couldn’t be quieter 😉
Then it clearly hasn’t changed a bit 🙂
Funny how real estate office window’s become a magnet when you’re visiting a beautiful area. I’ve been there myself! Gorgeous photographs. 🙂
Thanks Elisa – and now for fun you can go back to the holiday home and scan the estate agents online 🙂
Very pretty indeed! Our dream idyll is Kos, Greece 🙂
Thanks Sarah – I bet we could fall for Kos too 🙂
Oh I expect so! We’ll be back out there in about 6 weeks 🙂 Yay!
I want to transport myself to this beautiful spot. The orange blossoms against the building are magnificent.
You should, I recommend it 🙂
I’ve never done France but I do like to dream 🙂
Thoroughly recommend it and Brittany is relatively accessible. You see, I am still building my business case 🙂