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 Galathée 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!
This is a guest post by my daughter, Bella There’s a wonderful feeling you get on holiday that is impossible to experience at any other time. It’s a feeling that can only be matched at Christmas, when schedules and routine are thrown to the wind and the only marker of time is food. Breakfast of … Continue reading Holidays
Sometimes a blog screams at you to be written and this is one of those times….! We stayed in Galathée for two weeks loving the house, the weather for the first week and dealing with the rain for the second! A new roof is the order of the day and obviously rather an expensive one, but hopefully … Continue reading Our Journey Back
How exciting this was to read that Galathée has been nominated as one of the top 4 places to stay in île De Ré! My previous blog was about being half way through the season and how fantastic all our clients are and that we did not think we would make the renovation come true! But, here we are in … Continue reading Galathée in the Saturday Telegraph
I cannot believe that we are half way through our first season at Galathée. It seems that we have the combination right of old and new, because so far all our guests seem to geniunely love Galathée. Last April I almost threw the towel in fighting with (extremely) difficult decorators and carpenters. I fell out of love … Continue reading Halfway Through The Season
Last week I did a quick trip over to Galathée with my friend Karen to check up on the house, do some work and have fun! Unfortunately, to kick things off we had a horrid flight from Southampton. We were scheduled to land at La Rochelle but were diverted to Nantes because of bad weather. … Continue reading A lovely break to Galathée!
Well the New Year has arrived and we have already had our first guests! We asked for feedback and were told that we had not supplied an Oyster Knife (!) – not bad if that is the only criticism! We are very excited as lots of bookings are coming in, even someone enquiring for their honeymoon which is … Continue reading The First Season