Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Rooftops, espressos and crazy wallpaper


I'm back from France! Thought I'd share some of my holiday snaps :).

Unfortunately, the weather only behaved itself for a few days - the rest of the time it was colder than in England, if that's even possible. So my tan leaves something to be desired! However, I was perfectly content to stroll around taking photos of the rustic buildings - who needs sun when you've got a quaint little French town to explore all day?

I also FINALLY managed to read the last Harry Potter! I've been saving it for the right moment for 3 years, haha. I certainly wasn't disappointed!

The photo above was the view from our balcony - there's just something so attractive about hickledypickledy teracotta roof tops on a rainy day, don't you think?

Classic blogger food - macarons in every flavour... even Foie Gras flavour. Needless to say I didn't try one, being a vegetarian.

The house we were staying in had the most incredible gaudy wallpaper plastered all over the walls... and ceilings. I couldn't resist posing in front of the various samples. These photos took so long to get in focus as it was pretty dark inside... we had to be resourceful and make a tripod out of an ironing board, haha. The bottom right photo is testament to the fact that I cannot do that pose.


And finally, I just had to share this with you. On the first night we stayed in Dieppe, in the north of France. We were in a restaurant when I spotted this unusual sight - a thin band of bright gold light just illuminating the houses around the harbour. About 10 minutes later the light had all disappeared :).

I should be back soon!

Sadie xxx

25 comments:

NikkiSunshine said...

What lovely photos! It looks like you had a glorious time,a very pretty area by the looks of it. Glad you're back to blogging!
xo.

Velvet said...

Gorgeous pics. The trip looks amazing. May I ask were habey you been? I mean, which places in the north of the country? I'd like to go on a trave like that some day so I'd be glad if you shared a bit.

Love your blog, I've just discovered it.

holly and the wolves said...

This pictures are loooovely. I miss France! & I can't believe you've never read Deathly Hallows before! I was one of those people who bought it at midnight & absolutely DEVOURED it within the space of a few hours :) It's still my favourite book ever.
xxx

a. said...

France is beautiful, I have gone there a few times and it always amazes me.
I love your haircut! You look so beautiful!

xx

Hannah said...

These pictures are just gorgeous. The first one is my favorite. You're too right- there IS something appealing about terra cotta rooftops, in any kind of weather.

Phara said...

These pictures are so beautiful, makes me want to go there too.

Heather said...

Great pics!

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sophiemakesthings said...

ooh it looks so beautiful. i love the wallpaper! your new hair really suits you too :) xxx

pkjb said...

tres chic - what a lovely post. . . i love wallpaper, they louder the better!! That golden light is magical - - so jealous that you've just read HP7 for the first time. . . i remember reading it and being blown away!! ck :) x

Georgie said...

Beautiful photos - I love France I've spent so many summers there you think I would be fluent by now...but no haha!
xx

going-in-sane said...

You are so lucky to have been able to go to France and that last picture...... absolutely breathtaking! So beautiful.

-Ana

Emma (girlwiththearabstrap) said...

Wow the view from the balcony is just beautiful!! xo

Maria Confer said...

These photos are gorgeous Sadie!! Love the rooftops and your hair!

Lulu Letty

Lou said...

Gorgeous pics! Hair is still looking sleek and fabulous. Glad to hear you've had a lovely holiday!

Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

Miss Vintage Vixen said...

Jealous to an extent here!
Also, I'm quite happy you managed to finish the last Harry Potter--was it not basically the best book series written ever?
You look gorgeous, as always.

Rocaille said...

Your photos are so amazing - I think I know what I'd like to get for my brithday this year (a good digital camera, that is!) xxx

Maria F. said...

fantastic pictures! and you look gorgeous with your new hair!
xx

Faux Naif said...

that first photo is just wonderful.

it looks like you had a great time!

Friend in Fashion said...

Lovely photos - can't wait to visit France for myself in September!

Luv, Friend in Fashion
www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
X

P.S. you are gorgeous - you have a Natalie Portman look :)

xx

Outofseasonface said...

Ahh you make me miss France! Also your haircut is gorgeous! I'm glad to hear you had a great holiday :)

Hannah said...

That first picture is so beautiful, makes me want to go to France again so badly! Your new haircut suits you very well by the way!

luf said...

amazing pics!! love them!!! xx

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love these photos, thank you for sharing. The rooftops do look lovely and the wallpaper shots are awesome. I'm vegetarian too!

Amelia said...

I love the first and last pictures! Sounds like a wonderful trip.

Mary Van said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday. I love that wallpaper & all of your photos. I could really enjoy a relaxing trip right about now! Love your haircut and color as well! Take care, xo mv