I know it has been a while but, since my husband retired at the end of 2017 and we moved back to Switzerland in April, things seem to have been busier than ever!!
This Summer has been no exception. In August we spent two weeks in the UK visiting with friends and family there. We were lucky enough to be there while the weather was nice and warm and it was lovely to see everyone. Our eldest daughter and her boyfriend then travelled back with us to spend some time here in Switzerland with us. We drove back through France, staying at a town called Laon on the way.
Next, we had a family sailing trip in the South of France. This was another long drive but it was worth it as, although the actual sailing was a bit rough (don't think I'm a natural sailor!!) we stopped at some fabulous places and even had a trip to St Tropez.
No sooner had we returned than we left again driving across France to an island in the Atlantic (joined to mainland France by bridge) called the 'Ile de Re'.
|Ile de Re|
It was a very pretty island and we had lovely weather so we saw some beautiful sunsets on the beach.
Finally, for the return trip we made our way back through the Loire valley to Switzerland. The Loire valley is very beautiful and boasts literally hundreds of fairy-tale chateaux.
|Chateau d'Azay le Rideau|
We stopped to visit a few places staying in Chinon, where we saw the Forteresse Royale de Chinon and, visited Chateau d'Azay le Rideau then moving on to stay at Chaumont where we also visited a fabulous Chateau.
|Chateau de Chaumont|
Lastly, we stayed in Sancerre before our final journey back to Switzerland. It certainly was a fabulous place to visit and I would like to go back.
With this in mind, perhaps you can excuse my absence from my poor, neglected blog and my lack of sewing projects to show you!! However, the last few days I have found time to start on a new project. A baby quilt which I am making for my youngest daughter to give as a gift to a relative of one of her friends. It is coming along quite nicely but, I do need to decide how to quilt it next!
Thank you for visiting me and until the next time....