Wednesday 26 September 2018

Good Morning!!

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!!


Laon Cathederal
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.

Port Grimaud

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.

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....


  1. Sounds like you've had a wonderful summer and that you've seen some amazing sights. Great fun to see your pictures of some of those amazing buildings!

  2. It looks like you had some wonderful travels this summer! Hope you have time to get some stitching in soon. I know that baby quilt will be loved--charming!

  3. Sounds like you had an incredible summer exploring the countryside , how lovely . Nice to see you back in the sewing room .

  4. Welch eine schöne Reise und toll die Loire Schlösser. Da hattet Ihr ja viel zu tun mit dem Umzug. Eine schöne Decke ist da noch entstanden.
    Liebe Grüße

  5. How lovely that you now live in Switzerland! Are you fluent in the language? Such beautiful photo's of your summer - it must have been lovely to catch up with friends and family in England.

  6. I didn't realize you had moved. How exciting! I really enjoy the pictures of places you've visited. It all looks so beautiful. Do you live in mountains? Looking forward to your baby quilt finish.

  7. Christine, you spent a wonderful summer, travelling and visiting and exporing new places, thank you for sharing your lovely photos. There will be time for sewing in the winter. I like the colours of the baby´s quilt.

  8. Love your blanket thanks for the inspiration.


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