I’ve been in St. Martin, Île de Ré for almost two months now and life is wonderful. I’m always telling friends back home that they should visit Île de Ré, and this is why… I extremely fortunate to live in the centre of St Martin, as each morning I wake to the sound of church … Continue reading Why everybody should visit Île de Ré
I am living and working on Île de Ré until the end of May. So far, I have been amazingly lucky with the weather as the sun seems to shine most days and I wake up to the sound of church bells. I’m making new friends and seeing old ones. I take one photo a … Continue reading Springtime in Saint Martin de Ré
It’s been a while since I metaphorically put pen to paper to write a blog about Galathée, and today we are on the brink of leaving the EU without a deal in place. Parliament is in chaos. Who knows what is going to happen next? I try to understand the many configurations of the deal/no … Continue reading Is Brexit Stopping You Travelling?
We are here again for our annual holiday to Saint Martin de Ré and this time we’re joined by Bells and Robbie, who entertain us hugely with plenty of games and rum cocktails! Today we visited La Rochelle and went on the Ferris wheel much to Robbie’s horror, who spent the entire time stifling a … Continue reading September Escape to Saint Martin de Ré
Here we are again – well into our second week staying at Galathée with three pugs in tow. We have done lots of new things this visit including: Riding the waves at Gros Joncs as Bertha, Errol and Percy sat at the shoreline and watched in horror – it was great fun and completely bonkers! Going on a … Continue reading September at Galathée
I haven’t written a blog for quite a while as life has a habit of getting in the way. Last year was a hard one as both my mum and family dog Fred died, so I decided to take the rest of the year out. I’m thrilled to report that 2017 has been much happier … Continue reading Summer in St Martin
We have just arrived here in St Martin – the weather is glorious and our house warm and snug. The puggies are nicely nestled in and we have seen our neighbours – in fact, one of them offered us fresh oysters she had collected this morning on our doorstep…how cool is that?! I am now … Continue reading Joyeux Noel and a Very Happy New Year!
I am sitting here listening to the church bells just as I did last Sunday, but today I am at home in Sussex, not in St Martin. I will listen to the Archers later on just as I did last Sunday, but I will not eat croissant and hot chocolate for breakfast – instead, just simple toast … Continue reading Au Revoir, Galathée!
We’ve just come back from a wonderful few days away staying in Galathee to celebrate my daughter Lili’s 21st birthday. After eating and drinking ourselves silly, I thought I’d do a round-up of my favourite places to eat, drink and things to do while on the island. Eat Le Bistrot du Marin – delicious home-cooking … Continue reading What to do & where to eat in Saint Martin de Ré
I have been a little behind in updating you all on what has been happening at Galathée over the winter months. Well, firstly we had a gorgeous new roof fitted and then we had to repaint where there was water damage. We have also painted the salon floor chalk white which looks absolutely gorgeous and very French indeed! Bookings are going … Continue reading Update!