Welcome to the weekend view…
Another edition of this and that and everything in one post.
This week it is all about travel, catching up and what we are working on.
Last week- the weekend view came to you from Italy and Roquebrune, France before we hopped on a train to Avignon and then back to Paris before heading home mid week.
Avignon was one place on my husbands list to stop at. We actually were going to be going in a different direction but our host in Roquebrune advised us a better spot to stop- and it just so happened to be a place my husband was super excited about.
Full of history- a walled city in the middle of France with a palace and much more to explore.
My husband loves history. I swear the man remembers every random fact about history that he learned even in 2nd grade. While he talked to me all about the history – I snapped the usual things that caught my attention. Old doors, old patina, local people busy going about their day- I will share much more soon.
Playing Catch up
On Sleep. Big Time.
I worked while in Europe- on several upcoming things and on everyday things so I didn’t feel like I lost ground on work projects while on vacation. But sleep? That is another thing. I would have loved to transition from that missed day of sleep and the 9 hour time difference much easier than I did. We were running on adrenaline, coffee and sleep fumes for awhile. On the way back home was easier than going- but I am not ashamed to admit after getting home- I got into bed to watch tv on Friday night and fell asleep just after 7pm. And I slept.
And slept. Until about 3:30 am. Which honestly is about the time we were up in Paris most days. But 3:30am their time. Basically- we were allllll crazy with the times. I am hoping that by the time I am leaving for the next trip- I will have that whole time change sleep thing figured out- if you have any tips- I need them all!
The best laid plans… we were supposed to start painting the outside of the house & cottage this week. And we have days and days of rain in the forecast. We have a big get together here in July- so we have some time to get it done- but would love to notch it off as soon as possible and get those window boxes back up. Funny thing though- we have switched gears just a little from the colors we were using- so I guess the delay is not a bad thing.
We planted about a dozen lavender a few weeks ago- and this week- in the breaks in the rain- we are adding some supplemental plants to the garden. The wisteria has leafed out beautifully- though we missed any blooms- and the catmint and lambs ear are insanely lush at the moment.
I will be sharing a few snaps from our garden tomorrow – as well as how we are getting the yard ready for a fun get together coming up next weekend. AND there will be a giveaway- so make sure to stop by tomorrow for all the details.
Also coming your way-
All about Cinque Terre, Italy & Roquebrune, France- and why we loved them so much.
Travel packing tips- we packed just 2 carry-ons for 2 weeks.
The antique cupboard I shared a peek at
a fun party idea
and much more about Paris, London, Italy and the south of France- and where we will be going back to next trip.
See you tomorrow for the giveaway- Happy weekend everyone.