Sunday, July 24, 2016

Away

Summer Away From Cottage


I wasn't at Cottage this week. For the very first time since I met Cottage, I took some holidays. I've already been away from Cottage, of course, visiting my family, but I hadn't taken any real holidays for ever.

Je n'étais pas au Cottage cette semaine. Pour la première fois depuis ma rencontre avec Cottage, j'ai pris des vacances. Bien sûr, j'avais déjà parfois quitté Cottage pour rendre visite à ma famille, mais de vraies vacances, je n'en avais pas eues depuis fort longtemps.

So I packed half my wardrobe. I confess, I don't know how to travel light - I mean what if it's really hot? What if it's cold? What if it rains? What if I find a spot to bathe and I don't have my swimsuit? I packed half my pantry. That is necessary when you follow a special diet and plan on spending your holidays discovering the local architecture rather than the different aisles of the local supermarkets. I also packed one of my cat.


J'ai donc mis dans la voiture la moitié de ma garde-robe. J'avoue, je ne sais pas voyager léger. Je me dis toujours : et s'il pleut ? et s'il fait chaud ? et s'il fait froid ? et si je trouve un coin pour me baigner et que je n'ai pas mon maillot ? J'ai aussi chargé la voiture de la moitié de mes réserves de cuisine. C'est ce qui arrive quand on a des allergies alimentaires et que l'on préfère passer plus de temps à admirer l'architecture locales qu'à arpenter les allées des supermarchés du coin. J'ai aussi emporté un des chats.

Just like I was away from Cottage, I was away from my blog. But I didn't stop working competely: I wrote a guest post for Mrs Toody Goo Shoes, who very kindly invited me for her favourite thing series.


Tout comme j'étais loin de Cottage, j'étais loin de mon blog. Mon article de cette semaine est sur un autre blog, celui de Mrs Toody Goo Shoes pour sa série "Ce que je préfère". Bon, l'article est en anglais, mais Google Translation doit pouvoir fournir sans problème une traduction de très mauvaise qualité.

Sorry about the light, picture taken at 6:30 in the morning.
 
Of course, my favourite thing was with me for those holidays.

Bien sûr, ce que je préfère m'a aussi accompagnée pendant ses vacances. 

 
Before you get all excited, let me tell you the beautiful house you can see on the picture is not the one I rented for this week holiday... I rented a small cottage in the garden of the owner of the house... But the view for my morning tea was enjoyable!


Avant que vous ne vous fassiez des films, je n'avais bien sûr pas loué la superbe maison que l'on voit sur les photos, mais un petit cottage au fond du jardin des propriétaires. Cela faisait tout de même une vue sympa pour le petit déjeuner !

 
I'll be back soon and of course, I'll share the wonderful places I've seen over the next few months.

Je reviens bientôt et je partagerai au cours des prochains mois tous les beaux endroits que j'ai visités.

 





48 comments:

  1. How lovely that looks. Often there are little gems of cottages to rent in the grounds of grand houses. So glad you had a rest and time away.

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  2. Wow Magali!!! What a Wonderful place!!! I love both, the cottage you have rented and the other "House" An ideal place to relax, a dream. Thanks for sharing
    Hugs from Spain

    Marina

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  3. I love how you take some of your possessions with you - I don't know what it is about my morning tea or afternoon or evening but it just taste better if I bring my small teapot with me - I don't have a nice china piece like you do I use a small Japanese cast iron pot - it is heavy but I travel in a small motorhome so I'm not lugging it in a suitcase :) It looks like you had a wonderful time.

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  4. I've seen this house before, I think another blogger or friend must have rented that cottage and posted about it. Lovely view!! I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday xo

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  5. Haha Magali, the face of your cat from the backseat of the car, it is sooo cute ! Your photos promise some nice blogposts to come, with more wonderful area pictures ... hope you have a wonderful summer ! Marie from Belgium

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    1. It was a very weird trip, but I do have a few places to show my readers later.

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  6. Ooh, I can't wait to hear more about where you went on holiday/vacation! Looks like a lovely place. How did your cat like the traveling? All three of my cats hate cars!

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  7. Dear Magali:
    Hope this time away from Cottage is very relaxing, special and inspiring!

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  8. It all looks so lovely and Shadow looks like he was quite content to go along - lucky kitty! I'm looking forward to more pictures. I'll be heading over to Mrs. Toody Goo Shoes.

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  9. Oh Magali - what a delightful place to have some time to spend on yourself. Hope you have a very relaxing time and can't wait to see photos of your trip.

    Judy

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  10. What a pretty place for a holiday.
    As for the big and elegant house......sometimes it's better to see the house than to be in it!

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  11. You work so hard teaching and creating your perfect cottage so I am glad you took the time to unplug and rejuvenate.

    Now I am headed over to Ms. Toody Goo Shoes to read your post.

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  12. A Holiday is certainly what you needed to rejuvenate yourself:). Is the kitty Shadow? Looking forward to your Holiday posts, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Yes, Shadow is the kitty who comes with me wherever I go.

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  13. Lovely view! I will enjoy this holiday with you, as I now have to spend money on a new floor instead of my vacation. Enjoy yourself.
    Caroline

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  14. Sounds like your vacation was long due. I look forward to hearing all about it.
    Brenda

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  15. Lovely pics and such a sweet little kitty. Holidays are always welcome. I would love to hear where you have been. In fact, it would be awesome to share some posts at our link party every Sunday, Dishing It & Digging It.

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  16. Oh, that vacation spot is ENCHANTING, Magali! What a place to escape to! Continue on in your quest for peace and quiet and relaxation. Before we both know it, la rentrée sera de retour!

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  17. I am always excited 3d when I see a new post of yours in my email. Your "holiday cottage" looks quite serene. Do you know the history, why of course you do, of the place you are staying? I am looking forward to your latest tour.

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    1. The cottage was quite serene, but the town it was in wasn't so much! But it was full of history, which will make great posts later!

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  18. Oh how lovely, so happy you are enjoying a holiday in such a lovely setting. How sweet to have your fur baby with you, he looks very happy to be on holiday too. Can't wait to see where you were!
    Happy week……….

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  19. So glad to see you had some time to get away and really enjoy. I cannot wait to see more of this cottage. It looks wonderful. I saw your post over at Amy's and it was fun to read. Enjoy the new week ahead.
    Kris

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  20. The view was wonderful..an i'd say you deserved a nice holiday..you've been a very busy girl since you moved to cottage..i hope the rest of your summer is wonderful..heading over to Goo Shoes to read your post..have a nice week.!!

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  21. Cottage will miss you!!!! I checked out your post over at Amy's already!

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  22. Just stopping in to say hello - I've just read your lovely post on Amy's blog!

    All the best Jan

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  23. ""Cottage"" doit se languir de toi. J'espère que tu auras passé de bonnes vacances et que tu auras fait de belles rencontres. Caresses au poilu qui t'accompagne et undes réserves pour les autres. Bisous bisous. Babette

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  24. Looks idyllic and I look forward to hearing all about your adventures. I'm not sure I could cope with a cat on holiday, though; wouldn't you lose it..?

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  25. How gorgeous! And I wonder - how did your kitty like traveling?

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  26. That house was beautiful! I'm happy you got away for a vacation!!

    -andi

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  27. Such a delightful cottage Magali! You certainly have a penchant for finding them ;).

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  28. Ta location avait l'air sympa tout de même et on voit que Shadow s'était trouvé un coin agréable pour la sieste. Est-ce que tu avais emporté une théière ? Je le crois pas...
    Bises.

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  29. oh ce gîte devait être bien calme !!! quelle peut bien être sa localisation ? dans les Pays de Loire ? dans le Sud-Est ? bien cordialement - monique59

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  30. Can't wait for the details. Looking closely at the garden for inspiration. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  31. Yeah! You took time for yourself. I am very proud of you. Now if and when I do that it will probably be my funeral! lol Have a great time. xx Jo

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  32. Enjoy your vacation, Magali! Looking forward to what you share! x Karen

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    1. I have taken so many pictures. I'll have a hard time choosing them!

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  33. It looks like a relaxing and amazing place for a holiday :)

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  34. Looks like a beautiful place to spend a vacation- Looking forward to more pictures! Thanks again, Magali, for your wonderful "Favorites" post! I am so happy that you agreed to do it!

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  35. I laughed at your reasons for not packing light. Isn't that so true! We never know. I pack light simply because I don't want to wait in line at the airport, but when taking a road trip, it's amazing how much I need!! It looks like you're having a lovely time. Thank you for checking in on me, and have a safe and fun trip back to Cottage.

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  36. Hope that you are having fun. That photo was beautiful, looking forward to seeing more.
    Take care. Jeannie

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  37. Sounds like fun! Nice photos ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  38. What a beautiful place to relax after a busy school year. I would love to have morning tea there!

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  39. Hi Magali ,, ilove you blog ,, you have a new follower
    Angelica

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