samedi 13 février 2016


The constant rain has caused the marsh to be higher than ever. Our garden has never filled with water but it has come close a couple of times.

Our little chateau is built up and has stood here since 1838 so I don`t think a little more rain will worry her!!

But, the local roads seem to be disappearing fast!

The best part of the day for me is standing at an upstairs window watching the pairs of swans gliding past and storks wading around the edges.

Have a wonderful and hopefully "dry" weekend mes belles!

I have a truffling trip followed by a couple of days in Venice next week................oooh la la!!!

A la pochaine.

jeudi 11 février 2016


Oh what a tiny waist this was!!! A waist that would have been tightly laced in a corset to produce this incredible 18".

Is it any wonder young mademoiselles swooned!!!

A la prochaine mes belles


mercredi 3 février 2016

Lettres D`Amour..........a moment in time...

When I opened these old letters from the 1920s this morning I almost felt guilty.

 Written from a soldier to his "Grand Amour" Clotille he embraces her with all his heart and sends her a million kisses.

The little flower has been between that folded letter for over 80 years.

I wonder how their lives continued?

I have listed this batch of sweet moments in time in my Etsy shop.

May you days be filled with love just as those of Clotille....

A la prochaine mes belles