Holiday to France: Part 1

 fruit & veg market / local drink – Pineau / Macaroons 
Crochet with a glass of rose / Cycling to the local village for coffee & a cake 
wherever I go I will find a wool shop / Quaint village / Mum enjoying champagne 
Hey lovelies!
I am back! 🙂 A big THANK YOU to my guest bloggers, who kept you all entertained whilst I was away. It was lovely to have a break from blogging, but I missed it too. As I had WiFi at my relatives house I had to make a conscious effort not to keep checking my blog and twitter etc, best to clear the mind and relax whilst away. Now I am back I’m brimming with loads of great new ideas so can’t wait to share them with you over the next few posts!

Our holiday was really great, we had a lovely time relaxing and staying with family.
Above is a little collage of photo’s from our first few nights staying at my Auntie and Uncles house. I will posting about their house soon as they offer some awesome holiday accommodation I want to share. They live in such a lovely area, it’s honestly so gorgeous there! It’s like a retreat away from everything. The air is so fresh and clean, and it’s so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Perfect! Just what I needed to fully recover.

The first few days were a bit cloudy and rainy, it didn’t matter as it was great to catch up with family and explore the local villages, even if we did have to run for cover into a cake shop (oh no!). My parents are travelling around France and Spain for 2 months in their camper van, so they timed it so they saw us for a couple of nights before they went on their merry way again. It was so nice to spend time with family all together and away from it all.

After a couple of days the weather brightened up, so V-man and I spent a day mooching around Cognac.

Whilst in Cognac we visited the Hennessey distillery. We went on an hours guided tour around the warehouses and found out how it’s made, this also included a boat trip down the beautiful scenic river in Cognac. I found it really interesting learning about the vines and how different soil affects how the grape will taste. I have to say I had no idea how spirits are made, so this was quite an eye opener into the time it takes to make such a high end product.
At the end of the tour there was a tasting session. Vince took these hilarious pictures of me, and although it doesn’t look like it in the last picture, I actually really like Hennessey, especially mixed with ginger ale. It was just a bit of a shock on the first mouthful – so strong! Vince bought himself a bottle as ‘a birthday present to himself’ and smiled like a cheshire cat, so I was happy. 

The only way to finish the day is with a lovely spa… 

So, that was part one of our holiday…. Next stop, French beaches.

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