Summer seemed to go on and on this year with glorious weather in September, October and even into November. Kevin was so looking forward to starting to cook again with his wood burning Esse but the weather just stayed too mild.
We celebrated my birthday in September and managed to take a few days away to relax .
In October I visited family in the UK - always a delight. I love this photo of my granddaughter and her friends.
November and Kevin was the birthday boy. We go to lunch in our friend's palombière ( a very complicated hide in the forest) where we ate snails, foie gras and other yummy stuff each course accompanied by a perfectly chosen wine (our host used to be the director of a local wine co-operative so knows a bit about the stuff. The annual salon de Chocolat was a great success and we were rushed off our feet on the Buffet.
And so to December - busy making final preparations for Christmas - very exciting as this year we had my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren for a whole week. Princess and Captain America dressing up, a cuddly seal, books, games and chocolates. Outdoors we had fun with the dogs, an exciting pony ride through the forest, a horse and cart ride and we even saw santa in St Barthélemy. We turned the fridge into a snowman and made yummy things to eat. So many happy memories;
My favourite was snuggled up reading 'The night before Christmas to two very special little people.
The house seemed very quiet and empty after they left. We brought in the New year with good friends and are having a lazy first day of 2015.
To all our friends and family we wish a very,very