I've only ever driven through France to get to Germany so it was lovely to stop and explore. It was also lovely to meet most of the DT (unfortunately Jane, Julie and Elaine couldn't be there). They are a great bunch.
Before I get back to this month's DT cards I thought I'd share a few of my photos and some highlights from the trip.
I drove Jo and Sam and I'd like to say thank you to them for keeping me going, especially when we managed to lose everyone getting off the ferry and ended up driving the first 200 miles in France on our own. Jo kept me fed and watered and was fab at the tolls. Sam can talk for England and they both kept me entertained. That was so needed as I drove over 1400 miles that week!
We stayed in one of the smaller cottages with Janet (my room-mate), Kirsty and Jules.
As you can see we made the most of the local delicacies.
Jo did a great job of buying baguettes at a local market. They were fab with yummy French butter, cheese, ham and pâté. I'm not quite sure how I managed to come home the same weight that I left!
I also really enjoyed the evening meals cooked by Barbara. She is a fab cook and we were all asking for her recipes. Her potato salad and salad dressing are to die for! Thanks Barbara.
This was my favourite spot, looking out to the lake - it's the perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee (or maybe a glass of wine) and relax. I wish I could have brought it home with me.
I'd rather have liked to bring this dinky little house home too. It's so cute!
This is the big table in the main house. It was a hive of crafting activity. If you look closely at the fireplace you can see the beautiful canvases done by some of the ladies. I wasn't brave enough to have a go there but they certainly inspired me and I will be having a go now I'm home.
It was really interesting to meet Mel, one of the stamp designers. Watching her work was fascinating, she's so talented and great fun.
Well, that's a few of my highlights. Thanks again to Barbara and Dave for such fab hospitality and to everyone for making it such fun.
This post was a bit longer than I'd planned so I'll be back tomorrow with a card.