I’m currently sitting snuggled with 3 puggies on my lap in front of the fire trying to ignore Hurricane Dennis outside as the rain lashes the windows. It’s hard to believe it can be this wet, but then again England never fails to surprise us! I am fed up. Every time I go out for … Continue reading Announcing Galathée Retreats
🎉Exciting news! I am soon to announce the launch of my first Galathée Retreat, a week-long creative and culinary experience on the Île de Ré from 12th – 19th September 2020. If you’d like more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.🎉 Happy New Year everyone! It’s a little belated I know, but we are still in January and … Continue reading What it’s like to buy and run a holiday home in France
I’ve been home almost a month now, and back to a very rainy Sussex. I miss my walks along the sandy beaches, watching the kite surfers fly like birds above the white horses…fortunately, the lushness of the Sussex countryside almost makes up for it! Galathée is enjoying our guests for the summer months, and … Continue reading Life after Galathée
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!