We've escaped for the week to beautiful rural France to a perfect little cottage in the Dordogne.
Simply but tastfully furnished in French country style (I love that dresser!)
Le Petit Fournil is a cosy and comfortable retreat.
We've only been here twenty four hours but already we are both so relaxed yet have done so much. We had a fabulous supper with our lovely hosts Jules and Charlie on our arrival last night... and discovered that Charlie actually played in the band at our wedding eight years ago. We knew there were local connections to back home which is how we ended up here but we never knew that before last night!
This morning we've had a wander around the local town of Mareuil and visited an Art Fete where local painters and sculptors were all working outside to produce work that will be entered into a competition this evening. After that we had a wander around a flea market/boot fair.
Yet we've still had time to sit and soak up the sun with a glass of wine over lunch (he's allowed... it's his birthday!)
And I've even done some of the sewing I've got to do this week on the vintage bunting I'm making for the Cambridge Folk Museum.
It's amazing when the pressure is off how much can be done in just 24 hours. Anything seems possible... even doing a blog post whilst on holiday!