Thursday 11 July 2013

Bridge over the river Kwai - Thailand

To keep me focused and on track with all the pictures from places I've been this year, here is a sneak peek at one from the bridge over the river Kwai.

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Osborne House - Home of Queen Victoria and Albert #1

Hi there

I had to go to the Isle of Wight for work the other week.  Such a chore I know.  *snort*

Whilst there, I snuck off for the afternoon, after working extra early to see Osborne House.  I really wish I had more time and that  I could also have seen Carisbrooke Castle, but I just didn't...  Such a shame.  But it is a reason to go back isn't it. :)  Maybe for Cowes.  (if I had a huge windfall!)

Ready for more pictures?  Here we go

Horse and trap

gosh how I love the colour of the stone here and in the Cotswolds.  Beautiful is it not?

Monday 8 July 2013

Chateau Chantilly #6

Out side Chantilly

Canadian Geese were every where.  They were very protective of the babies

View of a house in the other side of the river at the bottom of the grounds

Lily pond, next to the 'English Garden', which was actually a messy area and a meadow...?  not sure what they were trying to say?  lol

Disabled toilets.  These toilets were not only HUGE they were exceptionally clean and no smell.  Kudos Chateau Chantilly.

Slightly more chic French ladies

And that's it.  Fin.

Thursday 4 July 2013

Chateau Chantilly #5

And theres more...

Chateau Chantilly Chapel

Firstly, I was a little disturbed by the amount of dust bunnies.  I didn't see any cleaners anywhere.  I wasn't impressed by this.  Moving on, now I have had that moan...

Lets look at some BEAUTIFUL things
Stained glass.  love it

painted ceiling see the crosses.  the same as on the Knights Templar shield

Beautiful marquetry panels

I think this is a baptismal font?

toxic marquetry


For Holy Water

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Chateau Chantilly #4

hopefully your not sick of pictures...

One of my favourite pictures.  Hogwarts or what!  LOVE IT.

huge amount of paintings

Harry Potters Goblet of Fire?

I tried to take this picture to show that the painting with the angels is curve.  so the painting would be best viewed from directly below.  Like the heavens

restoration - work in progress

Tuesday 2 July 2013

new foodie love - San Pellegrino!

There are certain things in life, that I love.  A good read, good food, and travel.  What more is there to fill the mind and the tummy.

Other than my chilli need, be it curry or Piri piri the hotter the better.  I have now fallen head over heels with

San Pellegrino Limonata and Pompelmo. 

Oh my GOODNESS!!!!!! Delightful!  Simply amazing.  Yummy, yummy, yummy.
I love tart food and drink.  These are lovely.  I am especially in love with Pomelmo grapefruit.
I will be buying more, oh yes I will.