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 with this beautiful house and wanted to sell it. Then, our lovely friend Darren Taylor agreed to come over and repaint the house and work with me finishing it.
We laughed a great deal, drank lots of rose and he taught me some tricks of the trade with painting furniture and I was back in love completely. We went back and forth over the summer of 2014 to finish Galathée and even Mark held a paint brush!
And here we are today with a gorgeous, finished house, lots of happy clients and shortly to be published in The Telegraph Magazine as one of the top 4 places to stay in Ile de Re! It just goes to show, never give up on a dream – stand firm and be courageous and in the end you will reap the benefits.