Travels with Kathy and Bob …..

Colman's at Dishoom London

So this week the blog – instead of being about Eleuthera – is about travels with Kathy and Bob – in France and London.

Living in a place like Eleuthera means that our trips have a different slant to many people’s idea of a vacation.

We usually fly to London first – as we did this time – and spend a lot of time hugging and squeezing and kissing our 3 youngest grandchildren – Indi aged 9, Vivi aged 6 and Alba aged 3…..

With Vivi and Alba Colman in London Sept 14
With Vivi and Alba Colman in London Sept 14

I love to get them something silly and this time I found these fabulous drinking straw glasses from Restoration Hardware – much fun was had by all but mainly me I think.

Indi and Vivi wearing their drinking straw glasses
Indi and Vivi wearing their drinking straw glasses

Then cartwheel and trampoline practice fortunately before going for a fantastic Indian meal at a great restaurant called Dishoom on Shoredithch High Street.

Trampoline practice
Trampoline practice
Colman's at Dishoom London
Colmans at Dishoom London

After a few days in London we flew to Marseille in France and met up with Bob’s daughter and her husband – 2 nights at a lovely hotel there – then on to Provence – to celebrate her birthday. Our other 2 granddaughters – Genevieve and Sophie joined  us all at a lovely house they had rented there….. It was research for me – of course ! – to see how other people in another country set up their rental properties – this one was top notch – have a look – La Bergerie Provencale

Colmans and Ollers in Provence
Colmans and Ollers in Provence

This part of Provence is famous for several things – growing lavender – rose wine – and the incredible ochre pigments that they produce from the clay and soil there …. Breathtakingly beautiful…….

Beautiful ochre cliffs at Roussillon Provence
Beautiful ochre cliffs at Roussillon Provence

Seeing the ancient buildings of the villages of Provence – many from the 11th and 12th Century – was a real shot in the arm for me – we forget how wonderful it is to see such history as a part of everyday life.

After this it was back to London and next week I will blog about the fabulous experience of going to a spectacular French restaurant in the Oxforfdshire countryside……

It truly deserves a blog post of it’s own……..

Having a wonderful time – wish you were here !

4 thoughts on “Travels with Kathy and Bob …..

  1. Luv vicariously your experiences and the joys of precious little ones – and the trampoline? What a thrill for you Kathy! Bob? Stu and you like those army green garments…^/\^/\^

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