Week 2 of Le Tour has become a somewhat interrupted event for me! Firstly, SBS decided that unless you have high definition capability, then you don’t deserve to get Le Tour each night. Thankfully they did broadcast to us ‘antiquated folk’ on Wednesday night which was Stage 11. Here the boys took us on a magnificent tour through the Loire Valley. Miles and miles of Castles and Chateau and the glorious Loire Valley.
So what is my disappointment? The Green on my TV went on strike!! What was it thinking? Is it trying to affilliate itself with the Italian bloggers? Have I really forced it to show me so much Green that it now has built up an intollerance for the colour of nature?? Maybe I have just used it all up. I took advantage. I forced it to continually display all the rich and fabulous Greens of nature until there was just …… nothing left. I’ve sucked the life giving Green right out of it!! Time for a new TV.
It has been a faithful, and mostly honest friend, but it is behind the times. Truth be told it is TV’s fault I am missing the high-definition airings! So this weekend I think I will be trading up. Moving on to ‘greener’ pastures [sorry that just got in there by it’s own accord].
Well with no actual footage to inspire my post I just had to imagine. If I were to live in a French Chateaux, how would I decorate? Well perhaps because Green has deserted me, I found myself drawn to creamy creams with maybe just a dash of pink and reds to keep it warm when winter returns to the valley! Nothing ostentatious, just comfortable and pretty! [ok so not strictly French decor either]. Come along, I’ll give you a little tour! It’s only a small chateaux but it will do!
Here we are at ...
'Ruby's Imaginary Chateaux'
Nothing too grande, just somewhere to come at the end of the day and rest your weary head.
Oh no dear, look away.
That is not the house that is the stables!!
Let me get the door for you!
Just pop your hat on that chair
and come with me!
On a quiet day I love to relax in my fresh light filled sitting room.
The dogs belong to a visitor. Can you guess who? She’s added a few homely touches to make her feel at ease!
And the cat… well the cat belongs to a friend down the road, she is just staying for the week. Which is a good thing really as she has taken a shine to my favourite reading chair!
And through here are the guest bedrooms. The chateaux has many, but these are some of my favourites.
Put your bags down here and we will find you a room.
This room is so charming and it has glorious sunshine all day long. I can move those dresses if you want. I was just musing on what to wear to dinner tonight.
Or if you prefer something quieter, try this room in the west wing.
I’ll pop that sofa near the window so you can sit and read.
And a few quilts in case it turns chilly!
OH mind your head there
I am just installing my new chandelier!
When you have settled in …
We can pop by the maid’s kitchen and grab a snack … OR
Come out back and we can have a spot of lunch in the garden !
Mr Smith will join us!
A little something to eat?
Maybe a cuppa jewels , I mean tea!!
Or, you may prefer some wine, it is the wine region after all!
Reach in there… I’m sure it’s under the roses!
And then we can sit by the olive trees and ponder our next move!
AND if it’s all too much
We can simply ponder the reflections in the lake!
Well that concludes our tour of my imaginary Chateaux. I hope you felt at home during your stay!
Now back to …
LE TOUR AND THE BOYS!
Standings at Stage 15
It took me 2 days to get this post up
This was the standings at Stage 13
Well now Cadel is out of the picture … I can say
Go LANCE !!
See you next time… somewhere in France
Previous ‘Le Tour’ posts can be found [here]
#1a & 1b Chateaux de Chambord – Wikipedia #2a & 2b Property-for-sale-in-france.fr, #3 Flickr – Fotoproze #4 & #5 Airspace #6 NZ House & Garden #7, #8, #9 & #10 – Airspace #11 Robin Stubbert #12 Cabbages & Roses #13 Mark Burstyn #14 Armchair Trader #15 Cabbages & Roses #16 Atlanta Bartlett #17 Unknown [apologies] #18 Appley Hoare #19 Property-for-sale-in-france.fr #20 Wikipedia