Friday came around quickly, at 5:30am I left the house and was off to France for the weekend.
I had remote Fridays approved by my boss and so with a clear conscience, I was on email and working but also enjoying a warmer Friday afternoon in the garden. Not a bad way to work.
It was another productive weekend.
The father of Big T was staying for a week so after a lovely lunch with my first taste of bread for a week, we spent a busy Friday afternoon in the garden planting and cleaning, I had a video conference for work and then we knocked off and had an aperitif by the clean pool. It had been raining all week but as luck would have it, the skies had cleared and the weather was the perfect taste of Spring.
Saturday involved a trip to nearby Grasse where we went back o Fragonard, home of all things lovely. I spent all my pocket money on room diffusers, candles and a new bedspread for the Caretaker’s Cottage. Big T pointed out the exact pale pink bathmat I’d be searching for and even more money was spent. I’m sure we’re almost furnished but there always seems to be more… At least we don’t have to buy another bed or a sofa!
On the way home we stopped at our local brocante where I managed to find another bedside table for €15, too good a bargain to pass up. I didn’t have time to paint it but it fits perfectly in the Little Bedroom upstairs and I’m sure I’ll be able to find another to match! The dilemma now is whether to paint it white, grey, green or pink. Decisions, decisions.
The garden is progressing extremely well and more planting took place. Lavender, rosemary, pittosporum and more. The garden looks very different to how it looked last year, or even last week and we are enjoying it so much. When we first arrived, it was full of tired, dusty plants which had been tossed haphazardly into the ground. With careful planting, an eye for colour and texture, the garden is now much more designed and certainly Instagram-able. We really need to take some photos as things have changed so much.
Saturday night saw us back at the Auberge where we’ve enjoyed a few meals. This was no exception as we all had a good laugh, all ordered the same meal and all enjoyed ourselves immensely.
And so before long it was time to leave for the airport again. I just had time to cook dinner, change the sheets, make the beds, wash the clothes, load the dishwasher… and then it was back to London for a rest, I mean work!