Saturday, 29 November 2008

A visit to England

Well I have just returned from a visit to England. I live in France and have done so for five years, this will be our sixth Christmas.
I have to say I had a great trip back. I went with my sister to visit my niece who has an adorable little boy of 10 weeks old. I am still saying that after being moral support for 'nanny' who was doing the night feeds during our stay. It's a long time since I've done night feeds as my little girl is now 9 years old. Where does the time go? I think the supply of chocolate digestives really helped!
It was great to be back in the UK for a few days, very Christmasy I have to say and loads of stuff in the shops. The pace of life is so much faster than here in rural France and it's quite disorientating to start with. I couldn't buy too much though, I only took hand luggage on the flight as it was just a short stay. Mind you I still managed my Country Living and Country Homes and Interiors magazines. That is one thing I do miss, being able to pop into the newsagents to get the newest mag. They do have a huge range of interiors magazines here and I have one or two which I quite like, but still not the same as CL.
So we did some shopping, I got my eyes tested as was having terrible trouble threading the needle on my sewing machine, I had to ask my dear hubby to do it the other day. I now have two new pairs of glasses and can see really well. We had a visit to the hairdresser and numerous coffee shops and tested their wares, the Cherry and Almond Muffin in one place was a real winner, very pleased with the haircut too. I came home a new woman.
Sadly our stay came to an end and we had to catch the 6am flight home. I was useless for the rest of the day. Now I need to start sewing again and get on with preparations for Christmas.

4 comments:

prettyshabby said...

hello Nicky..thanks for your message! My parents live in Rural France too,they love it because the pace of life is slower..comparing it to 1950s England!
Glad to see you've got your blog on the go, I love the bears!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hello Nicky,
Welcome to Blogland!
Thank you for visiting my blog - I love France and have had many fabulous holidays there. I agree with you that the pace of life is much slower there - people have forgotten what a lunch hour is in the UK...no one seems to stop for breath!
Love your little teddy bears - good luck with your Christmas plans,
Niki

carolyn said...

Hello Nicky just wanted to welcome you to blogging.
Carolyn

Shabby Chick said...

Wow your niece is lucky having her mum do the night feeds, luxury!!!

I love CL magazine as well, can't often afford to buy it now but I used to subscribe and loved it. Now 25 Beautiful Homes has taken over as my Mum has a subscription and passes them onto me when she's read them.

The cherry and almond muffins sound delicious :-D

Mel x