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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Well we did it… we survived and finished our project. It dawned on me watching Grand Designs the other evening that we have actually done our very own mini version. Wow, how cool is that? And totally unplanned! Galathée, Saint Martin de Ré is ready to be rented after painstakingly turning it back into what it was; a […]
Great news! Alistair Sawdays has approved our house to go in their French collection. We have taken our first booking for July and a lovely Canadian woman is interested in perhaps a long term let at the end of the year!
This is Ralph Lauren contract fabric so it is oil/water-resistant on an old french bed which I painted in Annie Sloane paint. This will be going in the gorgeous, newly renovated house!
I whizzed over to St Martin on Tuesday to stay for a couple of days in the lovely Hotel Jetée. It is modern, clean and great value, I thoroughly recommend it. I arrived on the island at about 5.30pm, over excited with my house keys clutched in my hand. Of course the sun was shining, it […]