This time last year I was living and working in St Martin. Like all of us, I could not have imagined for one nano second this terribly frightening situation, which has engulfed us all worldwide. I would like to offer my sympathy and love to all those who are ill and have suffered losing … Continue reading Some thoughts, and an exciting Galathée feature
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 email@example.com.🎉 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?
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!
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