Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Gifts & France

DH and I had a lovely 10 days in France - both DS and DD stayed at home so our first real time alone. We only went 30 minutes south of Calais because we always drive through this area and wanted to see more - and we'll be back again, it was fabulous. To be honest who needs to drive to the south anyway hee hee.

Here's a few of our many photos:
Our little blue house that was massive inside.
The view to the harbour

The harbour

Me at the Market
DH looking across to Dover

Holiday Romance
Les Miserables finale

We were staying at Etaples-sur-mer and our house looked right across to the harbour. The market was fabulous, and we found a couple of lovely bars, one on the harbourside. We took a boat trip one day to the end of the estuary and back; visited a few other local seaside villages; went to La Coupole which is a World War V2 bomber site; and saw an evening performance of Les Miserables (not the musical but retelling the novel performed by villagers) in Montreuil-sur-Mer where the novel is set.

A really lovely time - thanks to my lovely DH.

Stitching wise I have been making gifts - I made two of these coasters for my friends Karan (UK) and Cathy (US)
Coasters for Karan and Cathy

One of my colleagues is getting married this month but as we're not going to the wedding I gave her their gift on the last day of term. She opened it and then spent all day carrying it around as she loved it so much. I had been asking occasional questions to find out about colours and she was amazed at how exact they were. She has decided to put it on show on the top table at the wedding which made me cry - Annabel and Allan have a fabulous day x x x

Annabel and Allan's wedding gift
My last gift is for me - from my Mum. She has been making flowers at her latest craft course and made one for me. it's perfect for my Cath Kidston bag, thanks Mum.

Flower from Mum
I have stitched another gift but it's for Julie and she won't get it until I pop over on Friday so ssshhhhh until then.

Thank you for popping by - I do hope no-one gets those silly messages again and that you can all enjoy my blogging, much love x x x

6 comments:

  1. Lovely holiday photos, lovely gifts and no strange messages.
    P.S. while just the two of you were on holiday did you have that strange feeling that you had lost something all the time? It took me ages to get used to it the first time DH and I went..lol

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  2. Lovely stitching Clare and your holiday looks just perfect.

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  3. Lovely photos and stitching Clare. I'm so glad you had a lovely holiday :)

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  4. Beautiful wedding sampler, a very special keepsake for your friend.

    The coaster is stunning!

    See you tomorrow lol x

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  5. What a lovely heart wedding design, its beautiful.I can understand your friend being delighted with it, and super holiday photos.. it is nice being away as just a two-some I agree. Where you stayed looked very nice, how did you find that? I have been looking for houses in France but not too far away from Paris?
    Chris xx

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  6. Oh wow! What a great vacay!

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