Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Monday, 10 June 2013

I'm back ...

After three weeks of absence I’m re-opening the blog in a slimmed down version.

My faithful readers know the main reason why I closed the blog in the first place and why I’ve decided to start almost from scratch. You won’t be able to see the 800 or so posts I’ve written since May 2009, but my new posts will be visible for all to see.

The second reason why I haven’t posted, is that I’ve spent a week in the Loire Valley with my friends B. and J.L.  We had a great time and the weather gods were on our side. We left on a chilly Saturday, had some rain on the way down, but arrived at our destination under a clear blue sky.

June 1st, speeding down the motorway ...

Over the week the weather got warmer as the days went by and the sun shone down our white skins, turning them red and hot (not to say sunburned). The red gradually turned brown, and I can say that I will be returning to the office on Wednesday with a nice tan!


After a week in France I have enough material and photos (513 of them, but not all of good quality) to entertain you for several weeks … So I’m anxious to get this blog ‘on the road’ again, because I’ve missed writing it and reading your kind comments.

18 comments:

Nadege said...

You must have had a good time in France and you were lucky to have few days of good weather (your name was mentioned in Ken's and other blogs). I thought you had stopped blogging all together so I took you off my list. I will put you back on. Have a wonderful, sunny summer!

Niall & Antoinette said...

Fijn dat je terug bent :-) Looking forward to the new posts

The Beaver said...

Welcome back

Looks like you had a fun time with friends and food during that week.

VirginiaC said...

I'm so glad that you're back.
I'm looking forward to all your posts about your trip to France.

Rhodesia said...

So sorry I missed you while you were here in France, sadly our holidays clashed!

I also have many many photos to go through so I am holding off blogging for a bit until I get my act together Keep well Diane.

Bob said...

glad you are back. it sound like you have a lot to tell us. look forward to your posts since i didn't make it over this year. bummer!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic that you are back again. I've really missed your blog and much look forward to hearing about your latest trip to the Loire.
Veronica

Jean said...

Glad to have you back!

Anonymous said...

Missed your blog! Welcome back.

Carolyn said...

Well, Anonymous was me, Carolyn, but I must have done something wrong.

GaynorB said...

I'm looking forward to the next 800! Nice to have you back.

Louise said...

Welcome back...you were missed! I am so looking forward to reading about your trip and seeing the photos...

Ken Broadhurst said...

Good to see you again, Martine.

ladybird said...

Thank you all for your patience and kind comments. I've missed you too. I had a fabulous time in France and hope to share the photos and stories with you in the coming weeks.

As from tomorrow I won't be posting every day though, because duty calls (job!). But I promise you will get the full story and loads of photos!

Craig said...

Glad to see you back Martine - I was wondering what happened!

ladybird said...

Craig, Thank you! It feels very good to be back :)

jmt said...

I'm a France-loving blog reader and was very sad you had stopped. Glad you're back!

ladybird said...

Hi jmt, Thank you for posting a comment! It feels good to be back and getting so much positive feedback :)