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By amy

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Hello friends and GOY members we are back from our wonderful holiday in France .

I’m afraid it will take me some time to catch up as we have so much to do here plus we had a disaster waiting that needs immediate attention a blocked drain pipe that has turned into a nightmare , we are having to dig a trench in the lawn as the pipes are blocked for yards , I will tell you more later with some photos !

Here are some photos I took in C. Monets garden for you to look at ..


We spent a lovely day here ,I hope you enjoy it to

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thats beautiful amy, love the bridge of course but i also love those copper pans in the kitchen!!!

all the best with the blocked drain ~ i have one here too!!

26 Sep, 2012

 

How lovely Amy..glad you had a good holiday..I would love to go there..I love all those copper pans in the kitchen..and some wonderful colour in the gardens..sorry to hear about your drainage problems..I hope you get it sorted ok..just what you don't need when you get home!

26 Sep, 2012

 

A lovely place Amy great pics love the water lily bridge. glad you made it back safe and sound, good luck with the blocked drain.

26 Sep, 2012

 

Looks like a good time to visit Amy . . . lovely photos. What a bummer though, to come home from holiday to a disaster :( Sending much sympathy and good luck.

26 Sep, 2012

 

All lovely - I'd only see pics of the lily pool before, so thank you for sharing these. I was a bit envious of those nasturtiums - its been impossible round here to find dwarf ones for several years, and the trailing ones get everywhere! All the best with your drain problems.

26 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Amy so pleased to see you back again and that you had a wonderful Holiday, just love the pictures of Monets Garden its one of the places top of my list of things to see, even more now having seen all the lovely colours and long borders, I painted that scene of the Water Lilies and Bridge andi t sold at a local exhibition for £125-00 ;0) Sorry to hear you were faced with a disaster on your home coming sounds dreadful, do hope it gets sorted soon [will PM you you tomorrow] xx

26 Sep, 2012

 

lucky you Amy. Hope your drain problem is soon sorted out. :)

26 Sep, 2012

 

Some lovely views there. Would love a set of those pans : ) I seem to remember the kitchen was blue and yellow, is this true or was that another room?

26 Sep, 2012

 

looks like a blue and yellow door on the left stevie!

26 Sep, 2012

 

Beautiful photos Amy of a beautiful place, as you know I should love to visit, so to see these is a real treat! So pleased you had a good time, but very sad that you've come home to so much work, I hope Tony can get to the bottom of things without damaging too much of your garden......:(( X

26 Sep, 2012

 

Some beautiful planting to admire, but wouldn`t like the job of cleaning those pans.lol. Hope your holiday has rejuvenated you enough to cope with those blocked drains and the awful weather doesn`t hamper you too much.

26 Sep, 2012

 

Beautiful pics Amy.

26 Sep, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thank you all so much ,I'm glad you enjoyed looking at the photos , I was envious of the Nasturtiums as well S/ gram and would like to put some round the edge of my drive ... Carole £125 golly that's a fortune shows how good an artist you are I had better start saving your autographs :o)) there was another room in blue and yellow Stevie as you came through to the kitchen , Stroller I inherited a lot of copper kettles and warm pans and hated cleaning it my children use to offer to clean it once a month for extra pocket money lol...
Thanks everyone for your good wishes in fixing our drainage problem it is a big job we have so far dug out a Cotoneaster shrub which was growing along the wall to see if that was blocking the pipe at the roots ,it wasn't , we then cut through the concrete path with an angle grinder ,dug a trench approx 10 ft into the lawn and have found a T-juntion where another pipe drains in from the driveway ,the pipe we need to clear is heading towards the ditch 60 ft away it's completely blocked with roots etc. we are hoping to flush it through into the ditch without having to dig up more lawn , I will keep you posted with some photos .. Janey poor Tony looked shattered last night not a good end to the holiday :o(

26 Sep, 2012

 

When I was 3 I put my slippers down the lavatory and pulled the chain.
My parents had to have the drains dug up, and found them !
Thank you for all the lovely photographs.

27 Sep, 2012

 

Nice to see you back, after having a lovely holiday. It must have been interesting to visit this place.
Sorry to hear about your drain, and I hope it can be fixed without too much disruption ...

27 Sep, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Diane you naughty girl , did you have to sit on the naughty step for the rest of the week lol....
Thanks Hywel it was a lovely holiday the weather was brilliant as well that was bonus after our summer ,Tony is making progress with the drainage problem I will put some photos on when it's finished to show how much damage trees and shrubs near pipes can do ..

27 Sep, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

All looks so perfectly kept,wonder if it might not be tidier than when Monet owned it.Thanks for showing them.

27 Sep, 2012

 

I cant remember anything about it Amy. After that they bought me a Mickey Mouse trike. I found some paint in the garage, painted the seat, and sat on it !
So they said. Cant remember that either.

28 Sep, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I guess you could be right about that Brian ,I have to confess to being slightly disappointed in that you weren't allowed to walk up and down the beds they were cordoned off at each end :o(
Diane you were a little scamp ! you didn't deserve a nice new Micky mouse bike LOL ..

28 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Amy ..
Lovely photos. Glad you enjoyed your visit :o)

30 Sep, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks TT ,it's taking us a while to settle back down into a routine here there's always so much to do , we need another holiday :o) x

30 Sep, 2012

 

lovely place and pics Amy, i would love to visit there one day, and maybe paint lily pond haha :o))

2 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

It was well worth a visit San , I hope you get there one day and paint the Lily pond I'm sure you would do it proud :o)) x

2 Oct, 2012

 

aww thankyou Amy, its now on my list :o))

2 Oct, 2012

 

Oh lucky you Amy, we were only commenting that we had taken many holidays in France and been so near to these gardens, but, never visited them, pleased you got to see them, I hope you had a lovely time, sorry to hear about the other problem......

3 Oct, 2012

 

A wonderful place to visit! My cousin lives just outside Paris and he took us there one year, but unfortunately it was the year there was a severe drought and the gardens had suffered terribly. We still enjoyed it though.

2 Dec, 2012

amy
Amy
 

You will get there one day Angela , there's always so much to do and places to visit that it's a job to fit it all in , Lucky you to have a cousin near Paris Rose , I'm afraid gardens never perform just when we want them to it's always pot luck !

4 Dec, 2012

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