mercredi 31 décembre 2014


My new years resolutions?

1. I shall stop using  my personal Facebook page as without realising it I have started using it as a diary and people I hardly know seem to know if I am in the bath or out shopping.
 I am approached by total strangers who ask if I did actually feel ill after my one woman chocolate eclair eating festival. I shall use my business Facebook page to show my latest treasures and I shall use my blog more to update you of my news and truffling adventures. Which leads me to number 2...

2. I shall pay more attention to my blog and blog more!

3. I shall change my hairstyle as I am sure I have had the same one since I was 17.

4.  I shall eat more and move that`s the wrong way round but you know what I mean!

5.  I shall attend Zumba classes even if I am in the middle of my listings which goes to prove I should arrange my time better. I will turn up in time and not at the end of the lesson when they are cooling down and I shall wear proper trainers instead of girlie flat pumps.

6.  I shall stop buying items I don`t really want just because I like the seller and don`t like to turn them down and hurt their feelings. That leads me to number 7.

7.  I shall learn the art of saying no in such a way that the person I am refusing has no idea that I have done so!

8. I shall wear velvet every day in some shape or form

9. I shall stop having conversations without listening. I realised yesterday that I had a 30 minute conversation with someone by just saying "oooh" and "aaah" and "absolutely" in the right places and then realised I had no idea what we had talked about! This is a habit I learned in a previous life when I owned a bar and could stand and talk to someone giving me their woes all night without ever listening!

10. I shall read more

11. I shall stop eating rubbish before our Venice trip in 4 weeks time so that I can wear that new vintage velvet coat and look good in it!

12. I shall look up old friends that I have lost touch with.

12 a. I shall not beat myself up for not sticking to my resolutions!!

Warmest wishes from all at the chateau and wishing you a wonderful New Year full of perfectly truffled treasures!

mercredi 10 décembre 2014

The jewel in the dark....

It may be freezing and dark but you have to admit the glowing lights of the brocante look so welcoming....

Stepping closer.....

Non!  .............the sign says OUVERT but the door is locked....

We are going to have to be content with pressing our noses against the window !!

Can you guess which piece I am desperate for?

A la prochaine mes belles


samedi 6 décembre 2014


We currently have a wonderful array of mushrooms and toadstools scattered around the garden.

I would never have the courage to cook and eat any even though our local pharmacie ( using informative cards which he places in his window) offers a service of identification and will advise which are safe to eat.

You can be standing in the shop waiting for your prescription when someone will enter carrying  a willow basket filled to the brim with their foraged treasures for Monsieur Lavelle, the pharmacist, to check them out.

I can`t bear to pick them as they far too pretty!

Have a great weekend mes belles

mardi 2 décembre 2014

Shingle bells.........

And why am I quiet? 

Well I have boring...painful and boring!!
Normal service shall be resumed................

A la prochaine mes belles