Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rocamadour and What I Wore July 1st

Near to where we stayed in France was a place called Rocamadour which is a town built into the hillside. We parked at the top, by the chateau, and got the cable car down through the rock to the middle, where the church is. We then got in a lift and went to the bottom, where the town is. We had very yummy crepes for lunch, wandered around the town a bit, and then got the lift back up to the church. The shops sold the most amazing Catholic tat, and a friendly nun said hello to everyone. We got the cable car back up to the top and looked out on the town. It's a really nice place, I would recommend a visit if you're in the area!

I wore this rose print top from H&M

My mum assured me that the cable car was just like going into Gringott's Bank

The chateau at the top

Shops in the town

Lee's amazing crepe

The church and its surroundings

It was really pretty, I would definitely go again

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What I Wore 30th June

It was so hot on holiday that I was glad I'd taken a few loose dresses, and that I'd persevered in finding my perfect holiday sandals. My wishlist for sandals was: toe post, with a back strap, that I can easily pull on and off without undoing the buckle. These yellow ones from Evans were £18 and fit the bill perfectly, and were very comfortable for walking and driving in. 

Asos Curve dress, leggings from eBay

Evans toepost sandals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Holiday Post #4

So on the Sunday of our holiday, Lee and I left my godmother's house, went to a supermarket before it closed at midday, and took a slow meander down to Vayrac, on the Dordogne river, where we would be spending a week with our parents (not including my dad, who's dead).We arrived around 3.30pm, got settled in and had a swim, then waited for my mum, stepdad, Lee's dad and stepmum to arrive.

On the Monday my godmother came to stay for the night, so these are some photos from the Monday. We didn't do much except relax in the pool and have a barbecue!

My stepdad took this, we had champagne to toast our anniversary! L-R: Derek, Alison my godmother, Lee, me, my mum, Lee's dad Michael, his wife Mary.

I bought Lee a bunch of inflatables for our anniversary - the volleyball net, the basketball hoop, an airbed, and the pink donut

Lee and I

Everyone relaxing

How my mum spent a lot of the week

I mean how ridiculous is this thing! It's fab

Monday evening barbecue

Me being a fantastic fat babe in the donut on Tuesday

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Holiday Post #3

On the Saturday of our holiday we left the Loire and headed south to a place near Angouleme where my godmother and her partner now live. My mum and Alison grew up together in Yorkshire and are still really close friends. Alison and Derek used to live in Portsmouth but moved to France several years ago. Their house is huge, and gorgeous! The weather was beautiful so we sat outside in the garden and had a barbecue.

I didn't take any photos except of what we were eating and drinking! Typical! Oh well.

Derek introduced me to Desperado - lager with tequila flavour. I only drink lager when it's really hot!

My dessert was Opera Cake, coffee flavoured deliciousness

While Lee had Trois Chocolats and reported it was very good too. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Holiday Post #2

There won't be hundreds of these posts, I promise! Most of our holiday we did very little, but at the beginning we were quite busy. In the evening of our anniversary we drove to Saumur for something to eat. I have been to the town a few times, but Lee never had. As I said before the Loire river is my favourite place in France. The river is just majestic!

We ate at a restaurant called La Bourse which wasn't far from the main river bridge.

I don't know why this street had umbrellas strung up above it, but I liked them!

Wearing the Yours mesh top dress that I've shown here before.

Lee wearing a Bad Religion lyric t-shirt

My cafe Liegois for dessert - basically my favourite thing in France!

Lee's chocolate Liegois

The Loire upriver looking East

The Loire downriver towards the sunset. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Holiday Post #1

As I said before, Lee and I were away at the end of June/beginning of July to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We went with family from Sunday to Sunday, but first we had a couple of days by ourselves. I booked a cottage near Saumur, because it's my favourite area of France and I wanted to show Lee the Loire river. It is such a beautiful place, I will need to go back soon!

We stayed here, in Parcay-les-Pins, and I would have no hesitation in recommending it. The hosts Susan and Donald live on site and have three cottages varying in size as well as the swimming pool. They were really welcoming and chatted to us. I had mentioned we were there for our anniversary and they had left a bottle of Saumur sparkling wine in the fridge, which was lovely!

We arrived on Thursday afternoon, went to the supermarket, had a quick swim and ate in the gite. On Friday we just spent the day by the pool; it's a heated pool but the weather was lovely and warm too. We were the only people there so had the pool to ourselves!

I had bought some mix and match bikini stuff in the Asos sale, so I was wearing a polka dot bikini top and watermelon pants. I got this chiffon cover up from New Look a few weeks ago, and it was perfect for around the pool.

Posting this picture is terrifying!

I usually wear a bandana on holiday to avoid burning my scalp

The gorgeous pool


These bikini bottoms are ace!

View from the other end of the pool. 

Lee can often be found like this on holiday as he doesn't overly like the sun and he was playing on a handheld game console! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Films of the Month - June 2015

Here's what I watched in June

1) Shelter (2007) - this is a very sweet story about a teenager who falls in love with his friend's brother. I love it and regularly watch it for comfort
2) Ocean's Eleven - I've never seen this so Lee and I watched it - I enjoyed it and would like to see the next one

3) Hot Girls Wanted - I think this is a Netflix exclusive, it's about young women in the porn industry. It's really interesting and sensitively done, so I would definitely recommend it.

4) Mysterious Skin - This is a really good film about two boys who are abused in childhood and how it effects their lives. I liked it; Joseph Gordon Levitt is really good in it
5) Minority Report - Lee's brother Andrew came to stay so we watched this with him - it's one of my favourite films even though I don't really like Tom Cruise
6) The Birds - again Andrew had never seen this so we watched it. I love Tippi Hedren (I share my birthday with her!)

7) Bridegroom - this is a really interesting film about a gay couple, one of whom dies falling off a roof, and how the other is affected by it and not protected legally - including not being allowed to plan his partner's funeral. Definite recommend
8) Annie (2014) - I loved the original film when I was younger, so thought I'd watch the remake. I thought Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx were both really good. I wish there'd been more songs!
9) Brassed Off - on the first night of our holiday Lee and I stayed in a place with a TV with built in video player! Remember those?! So we watched this, which is one of my favourite films EVER, Ewan's terrible accent notwithstanding.

What have you been watching recently?