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**FRENCH HOLS** A FEW VERY RANDOM PHOTOS....PART ONE.

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WE USUALLY SPEND OUR HOLIDAY WITH SOME OF OUR CHILDREN PLUS GRANDCHILDREN IN FRANCE, AND THIS YEAR WAS NO DIFFERENT….
DECIDED ON A HOUSE WITH A SWIMMING POOL THIS TIME, WHAT A BONUS, WE ALL LIVED IN IT!!
THE HOUSE WAS (WHICH MAKES A CHANGE) SURROUNDED BY A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN, COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE GRASS WAS SO GREEN!! UNTIL THE AUTOMATIC WATERING SYSTEM CAME ON…..EVERY NIGHT! HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS……


THE HIBISCUS WERE SO BEAUTIFUL, THERE WERE MANY ENGLISH SHRUBS AND TREES, VINES, LEMONS AND ORANGES, ALL IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION….
WE THOUGHT THE DRAIN AND TAP COVER WAS SUCH A GOOD IDEA, FOUND ONE IN A FRENCH GARDENING BOOK AT 49 EUROS!!

WE ALWYS GO TO THE ZOO, ONE OF THE BEST WE HAVE EVEN VISITED, THE CHILDREN, AND THE ADULTS REALLY ENJOY THE DAY, TAKES US ABOUT 6 HOURS TO SEE ALL THE ANIMALS, AND HAVE A BITE TO EAT OF COURSE!!


THE ABOVE PICTURE IS OF THE GORILLA ENCLOSURE, LA PALMYRE ZOO IS FAMOUS FOR THEIR GORILLAS, UNFORTUNATELY FOR US THEY DECIDED IT WAS FAR TOO HOT TO PLAY, CANNOT SAY I BLAME THEM!!
WELL PART ONE DONE, PART TWO TO FOLLOW SHORTLY, HOPE YOU ENJOYED A TASTE OF FRANCE……

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Lovely blog Dotty .. glad you all had such a good time :o)

4 Oct, 2013

 

A really beautiful blog and really lovely photos to look upon...

the imagery/visual context is really spectacular...all of it...

The rhino shot is perfect!!!! i love that one can see the dust kicked up by one of the rhinos... :):):)

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4 Oct, 2013

 

Eh alors, c'etait tres bien, Dotty! A quel parti de la France avez vous rester?? Superbe d'avoir un jardin . . . tres jolie!

4 Oct, 2013

 

What a fabulous place for a holiday! I bet you didn't want to come home again. Your photos are great - couldn't choose between them.

4 Oct, 2013

 

That's what I want to know too, Sheila!!! Brings back memories of our holiday this year.Lovely country and more especially, superb food.

4 Oct, 2013

 

J'adore la France . . . m'importe ou!

4 Oct, 2013

 

Exactement!

4 Oct, 2013

 

Oui, d'accord!

It looks so beautiful! I just love France so much. It's so rural, and the French know how to enjoy life. Bless them for letting us join in from time to time. :)

4 Oct, 2013

 

Tellement vrai, Karen, et on peut y aller par voiture! Well, from where we live anyway, what a bonus :)

5 Oct, 2013

 

Atlantic coast, not far from Cognac, north of Bordeaux I believe. A lovely part of France, looks like you fell on your feet with your accomodation too Dd! Love the outside tap too, very stylish. :-)

5 Oct, 2013

 

Beautiful photos DD. Glad you had a great time. Agree with the others, its a lovely place.

5 Oct, 2013

 

Lovely photos and blog DD, did you buy a drain and tap cover??

5 Oct, 2013

 

Cognac is a lovely little town, we visited there a couple of years ago....Found a super handbag shop!

5 Oct, 2013

 

bonne journée mes amis, comment allez-vous tous.
We stay in La Palmyre which is on the Atlantic coast in the Charente Maritime (between Oleron and Gironde.
This is our tenth year now, the grandchildren love it, but it is getting so popular, especially in August!! out of season it is fantastic....(like most places in France!!).
Our whole family love the french way of life, we do have french blood in our veins, so that could be why?
Meadow we have friends who live near to Cognac in the heart of the countryside......magical
Gralew we looked for one in the GCs but could not find any, even looked online when we got home!!
Cinders it was a treat to have such beautiful surroundings this time, usually rented property the gardens are quite basic.
Xela a good choice this year, with the hot weather....
Stera we never want to come home, but we were very worried about the garden, and our poor daughter having to water every day!!
Jane Plant, the French are so relaxed where it comes to health and safety, even at the Zoo, so easy to fall in to the Rhino pen.........the female was having a standoff with the male, she had recently given birth! thanks for your kind comments, a lucky photo shot!!
Thanks to Sheila and Karen also TT pleased you enjoyed Blog one.......

5 Oct, 2013

 

Beautiful! I don't think I'd ever leave. Look at the Tiger - what a handsome beast!
Those gardens are just superb - the Hibiscus are amazing!
Thank you for sharing your trip with us :)

5 Oct, 2013

 

What a great time you had Dottie with your family and what a super place to stay. The zoo looked great and the animals seemed happy in their environment.

6 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks Scottish and Lindak, we are very fussy about visiting the Zoo, the animals are very well looked after, and their quarters immaculate, huge amounts of money are spent on the upkeep each year.

7 Oct, 2013

 

We actually drove to the Dordogne with the children from here about 16 years ago! once was enough! It was quite a trip. We had an extremely wet week near Sarlat, then three beautiful days on the Vendee before driving up to Mont St. Michel for a day, then the ferry, then Legoland, then Lincolnshire to visit mum....then home! I can't believe we did that! Scott hates driving too!

7 Oct, 2013

 

Wow that looks a great place Dd, that pool and the gardens look really inviting, it must have been hard to leave, lol, lovely photo's, pleased you had a good holiday, love the pics taken at the zoo as well......

7 Oct, 2013

 

Fabulous Place Looks Absolutely Wonderful . Great Photos It's great When you All get Together. All The Family.

8 Oct, 2013

 

Goodness K that was a trek, enough to put anyone off driving for ever, Oh was not happy driving back the French are so impatient and the motorways was 'mental'
Lincs thank you, it is always hard to leave France, we do love it.
Lynda thanks we are lucky to be able to share our holidays with our families, we all have such fun together....

9 Oct, 2013

 

Love this blog, fantastic place to stay, looking forward to part two:-)))

26 Oct, 2013

 

Thanks BA will get around to it soon, had a busy few days!!

29 Oct, 2013

 

lovely photos....that pool looks amazing...

12 Nov, 2013

amy
Amy
 

How did I miss this ? What a fantastic place Angela I guess this is one holiday home you won't mind using again , we haven't been to the Palmyre zoo but have been to one further south Doue-La-Fontaine Zoo equally fabulous we were there all day as well ,it was so hot we were walking through water sprinklers whenever we could , thanks for showing and the memories :o)
We drove down to the Dordogne a couple of years ago Cottagekaren , Sarlot is one our our favourite places ....

12 Nov, 2013

 

Sandra thanks....Amy it seems like a lifetme ago now, could do with another holiday lol Glad you enjoyed the blog and the photographs.

12 Nov, 2013

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