Me and The Big One are now, officially on holiday! We're very lucky as his parents live in mid south France and we get to eat, swim, read and sleep in the most beautiful place!
They bought 2 large barns nearly 10 years ago and converted them into a lovely home and 2 fantastic gites which they rent out as holiday homes.
Soon after we arrived we were given a tour of the garden (they know I've gone all green fingered at home and planted a mini herb garden for us when they came to stay) and their allotment area which is bursting with tomatoes, pumpkins, aubergines, courgettes - you name it, they're growing it!
|Wilfred was a silent but playful tour guide - look at the size of that marrow!|
The tour had a distinct 'pick and taste' theme and we happily munched our way through blackberries, raspberries, cherry and large tomatoes - all were sun ripened and delicious!
We headed back to the patio to a game of scrabble (I came a very close 2nd), a lovely dinner, a spot of holiday vino and a lot of catching up on the news.
Tomorrow I shall visit the chickens and if I'm up in time, collect any eggs.
We are so lucky to have such a beautiful, big and peaceful escape from London life - we both really need a holiday so we are determined to 'savour' every minute!
"I have had a holiday, and I'd like to take it up professionally."
- Kylie Minogue