My French Country Guest Cottage








































































Maybe I'm Getting Carried Away
.. But really Folks .. 


Waking up my first morning at Sharon's 'Our French Country Guest Cottage[I like to call it mine!] felt like waking up in a fairytale!!! Fresh country air..  Beautiful scenery courtesy of Sharon's gorgeous grounds.. and French country charm in every corner of Sharon's 'perfect little cottage' felt a million miles away from the high density living I'd left behind in Sydney... Jet lag never felt so good...

Of course a 12 hour sleep didn't hurt either.. Sharon probably thought I'd sunk into a coma by the time I finally roused from slumber, but the 7 hour time difference and 22 hours of flying in 3 days had taken it's toll... Waking up in Normandy was just what the doctor ordered.. In fact I think I'll be giving my doctor Sharon's address for his own next getaway..

Now I know many of you have been waiting patiently for me to visit.. However, some of you have also been waiting 'impatiently' to see these shots.. The shots win!! So here are just a few of my many many shots from my stay at Sharon's Guest Cottage. There will be more to come along with the gardens, the valley and of course Brocanting with Sharon in [as Sharon would say] 'deepest Normandy'... and a bit of rabbiting on about how perfect it all was and how gracious and charming Sharon and her family are. I truly could not have chosen a better or more beautiful place to relax and recharge my batteries before embarking on a hectic five weeks traipsing around France and Italy.



.. The shots may be mine .. 
... But the beauty is all the handiwork of the clever clever Sharon ... 
















Thank You Sharon 
For creating a little piece of heaven and sharing it with us all
Pop over and say Hi to Sharon [My French Country Home] for more French flair




Next
Of course I will be putting up a lot more post of my week in Normandy before moving on to the Paris 
.. so stayed tuned ..



More Normandy
Can be found in newer posts
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34 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Thank you fro sharing these gorgeous images, Julie. Who wouldn't want to crash here.
Can't wait to see more, and get over that jet lag.
Have a great day.
Teresa
xoxo

helen tilston said...

Hi Julie

What a perfect spot to hang your hat following the long flt from Sydney - I can appreciate how you felt. As usual your images are spectacular.
Thanks for sharing and hope you are setting in back home - Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog
Helen xx

mermaid gallery said...

how could you sleep at all! all that texture and atmosphere....and good coffee too....swoon! Holidays are such a high point in our lives...i love that you are sharing yours.....flying is a brutal experience...but look where it takes us!....sleep soundly now that you are home and full of sweet memories....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Julie...welcome back!!!...Catching up here...everything looks so wonderful...(sigh)...Will be back to look at more pics...Dzintra

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how pretty! I can't wait to see all of your photos and hear about the trip. You sound rested and happy! Welcome back!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh dear Julie.....how beautiful is Sharon's spot. I so wish I could of been packed in your luggage. What a divine time you are having. Keep us posted.

xo

Jo

becky said...

Lovely, this cottage!!! Smart of you to book it...just your cup of tea, eh?

Ann said...

Julie-

Sharon should hire you for publicity shots! Just gorgeous. I hope to visit Sharon soon!

sharon said...

HI Julie, Ann is right!! I think I should have you over more often, your photos are quite wonderful and your words wa-a-y too kind.
It was a pleasure meeting you and having you to stay, when do we pull out the diaries for your next trip!?

Renée Finberg said...

this looks like heaven for sure.
xx

June said...

You are such a lucky girl Julie! To enjoy these gorgeous surroundings and have such a wonderful host. Enjoy yourself to the max, my sweet friend!!!
hugs from here...

Loree said...

Oh how charming! I would love to stay there.

theoldboathouse said...

Heaven, can't wait to see what is out the window...

5th and State said...

WAIT.....i thought it was MY cottage! well, it was, left sharon's today. thought of you and talked about you often julie. your snaps are divine and so original. my snaps do not look anything like yours!
hope you re all rested
xo
debra

vignette design said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos Julie! You are enticing me to book a flight ASAP! I know I will someday visit Sharon--it's on my bucket list! Glad your stay was so wonderful! ~Delores

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How perfectly lovely!
Someday, perhaps I can stay in YOUR French cottage and meet Sharon too!
Can't wait to see your pics from the brocante!
:)

Kellie @ Sasse Avenue said...

Hi Julie,

I'm sold! I have booked marked Sharons little piece of paradise and will most definitely be visiting. Beautifully detailed photo's and
a lovely French fix for the day.

Kel x

simon said...

I think whats nice is the ability to blog and enjoy other bloggers and a common interst across the world! look forward to the next installment ( lol word verification fleurs)

The Moerks said...

I loved this post thank you. The shots are gorgeous. How lucky to meet Sharon and stay in her cottage. I can't wait to see the next instalment of photos. Happy travels. deb

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THIS has to be my favorite post of yours. I LOVE YOUR MOONS, but THIS is it for me...Anita

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful shots, Julie!! And how lucky your are...this looks like paradise to me! I can't wait to hear all about your travels!! Hope you are all rested up!

XO,
Jane

Carole said...

I tried to see your post from my phone today and no photos showed up. So finally hours and hours late I'm finally here and it's just lovely. Just the way i imagine it could be.
Makes me long so much to go back to France. Maybe someday but for now i will dream through your beautiful blog.

xx
Carole

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Just beautiful, Julie!

Hugs,
Judy

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

I am a long time follower of that wonderful woman who is Sharon!
I love your pictures, they just highlight the beauty of her cottage!

Francesca

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh this is so gorgeous...thank you for coming to visit me dearest. I so hope all is going well for you!!!! Anita

Styling by Coty Farquhar.. Australia said...

Wow Julie!!!
Everything is beautiful!
I really wished I was there with you and Sharon.
How wonderful, I love it, love it, love it.
Can't wait to see more,
Now, if you can go all the way across the world, you can come to the Southern Highlands1! Yes?
xxxxxxxxxxx Sending ........
"""lots of love"""
xxxx Coty

I Dream Of said...

Hi Julie! I'm popping over from Sharon's -- love the photos! Your gorgeous photos and lovely words have brought the cottage to life. I'm looking forward to checking out more of your blog. So nice to "meet" you!
Cheers,
Jeanne

Midlife Jobhunter said...

That bed looks a little too comfortable. Can't wait to go to Paris with you.

La Dolfina said...

Hi Julie,

Oh I love this little intro to your memorable stay with Sharon...
I'm so excited to share in your experience, one I hope to have one day too!!!
Lots of Love,

Terri

T's Daily Treasures said...

How absolutely wonderful to get away to such a beautiful place and to have the owner be a lovely blogger too. We were in Paris a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed our time. So much character to be found every where you look. Best wishes to you, Tammy

Elaine said...

Oh, it's a little piece of heaven! What a perfect spot for destressing! So much beauty and your shots are amazing. Would she like another guest?

Justin Agar said...

These photos look wonderful and interesting. I hope to visit an old cabin with some classic pieces of furniture soon.

Angie Muresan said...

If I were ever to sleep in a bed so gorgeous, I'd have a very hard time leaving it. How did you manage to just walk away?

Vintage Finds said...

Too funny .... yes, I thought I somehow had claims on these digs! I also felt so rejuvenated from Sharon's wonderful hospitality after 24hours of travel from Australia. Love the details you have captured!

Jennifer.