The Gallery — My View Now

The Gallery — My View Now

I love this theme, it might even be one of my favourites as it gives a real snapshot of a moment in time.  And an insight into people’s lives.

My view at the moment is very different from my usual view on a Wednesday morning.  Normally I would have done the school run and after the usual domestic stuff I would be sitting at the kitchen table doing what I normally do.

Today however I am doing what I normally do but in the most idyllic of locations.   A little spot found by Mr B for our annual holiday, which is in France this year.   A big old converted forge (though we suspect it was once a mill) that we are sharing with friends from England.   The Cootes and Webbs this week, the Cookes next week.   I may never come home.

Tomorrow’s blog post is going to have be How Does Your Garden Grow just so I can blog about the gorgeous garden (see, I soon got bored of ours at home).

That view above then is the view from the dining room, well it should be the dining room.  We have turned it into an office for the week and all computers, camera chargers, iPads etc are based here so we can sit at the table and stare at that view.

Suffice to say, not much is getting done on the computers.   For all of us it has been a frantic few months, for different reasons and there has been an audible sigh as we have all relaxed into the laid back way of life that the French countryside commands.

Sun shining

Stream babbling behind the roses

Birds singing

I could get very used to this I can tell you

Vive La France!

Talking of which, we were here for Bastille Day on Monday and boy do they know how to put on a firework display and celebrate a public holiday, it was brilliant.

Now, I am off for a second cuppa.  Join me?




Welcome to MummyBarrow. I am a slightly bonkers mum of three, wife to one. Never really sitting still as there is always so much to do! This is my bit of the web to get things out of my head and where I hope to make you laugh or think. I don't really talk about my children too much as they can Google themselves but I do talk about family life. And juggling. Oh and food and drink. I talk about those a lot. So do pull up a chair, grab a biscuit and have a rummage.

There are 17 comments for this article
  1. Hopalong at 1:34 pm

    What a super place! Are you far from the necessities of life?
    :- a baker’s, a meat shop, a cafe/restaurant, an “estaminet”?
    As per my previous advice – “Attention aux crocodils!”

  2. suzanne3childrenandit at 1:46 pm

    Can I move in? This looks absolutely idyllic. Having not been to France for years and years, we went 3 times last year and I fell in love with it all over again. Whereabouts are you? It’s stunning.

  3. Izzie Anderton at 3:27 pm

    Looks so perfect. Make the most of your family holiday and here’s to finding the time for that second cuppa.

  4. Sarah MumofThree World at 3:52 pm

    It looks fantastic! What a good idea to just take work away with you and do it in a different place at a slower pace. We talked about doing that in Cornwall this year, except our preferred house has NO WIFI. So that isn’t happening.

    • MummyBarrow Author at 9:28 am

      With three teenagers there is no way I could stay somewhere like that. Somebody would die. Actually, it isnt the teens, it is me. But I am loving teh working away from home thing.

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