Monday, 8 August 2011

We've All Been on a Summer Holiday...

Last week I went on the Eurostar from St Pancras to Avignon in the South of France. The sun shone (most of the time), we ate too much bread and cheese and drank too much wine, and generally had a fantastic time.
One of the best shops in the town is 'Lou en Provence', which sells beautiful throws, cushions, and other lovely things for the home. I dangerously paid by card and had to cycle back to the campsite with a rather full basket. These were some of the delights on offer...

We went during the Avignon Festival, which is an annual theatre festival and all the theatres in town put on the same programme of plays all day every day. The entire town is full of actors doing impromptu street shows to advertise their play, and every available surface is plastered with posters and placquards.

I've not put the photos in a very good order, so here's another of the French Maison shop

More theatre posters. We went to watch 'Lavita' which was a mime about a couple's life from teenagers to old age. It was great and everybody loved it.

These are the classic holiday snaps, the Palais du Pape and the Pont d'Avignon.

We had a great time, and a good rest. Highly recommended! We are now working very hard on our new venture, a vintage and antiques stall specialising in homeware and craft. This means lots of sewing and hunting for vintage china for me. The market is at the Bath V&A in Green Park on the 31st of every month for anyone in the area!

Hope everyone else is enjoying some time off this summer


  1. Oh, I would come to your new shop in a heartbeat if it weren't for that pesky water between...hahahaha! Good luck with your new venture!!

  2. What a great trip! Sounds beautiful and I was drooling at the thought of french cheeses! Yum.

  3. Ooh how fab!!!! I must try to look out for if if I come over to Bath on that date!!! Would be lush to meet you. May not be til nearer Christmas though.
    Did you get my email a while ago re my address? Not sure I got the right email for you

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