House in St. Jean Aux Bois
Saint Jean Aux Bois is a tiny village in the large forest of Compiègne that I have visited many many times since I was 8. It has been quite a while since the last time so this was a very memorable trip. And it was so reassuring that nothing had changed in all those years.
Hidcote manor gardens
It feels like ages since we visited Hidcote gardens near Chipping Camden in The Cotswolds, but it was only three months ago. Our two youngest daughters, who are twenty and eighteen years old, joined us. The attraction of a croquet set on the lawn and a tennis court they could use, was hard to resist. So while my husband and I enjoyed the impressive gardens at leisure, our two daughters were working up a sweat. I loved Hidcote! It is one of the best gardens I have seen so far. It was…