The Château de la Napoule is a restored French castle, located in Mandelieu-la-Napoule in the Alpes-Maritimes Department of France, It has been classified as an historical landmark since 1993, and the gardens are listed by the French Ministry of Culture as among the notable gardens of France. The castle was constructed in the 14th century by the Countess of Villeneuve. Over … Continue reading JILLY’S JAUNTS – a visit to Chateau de la Napoule – on the Coted’Azur
Tossa de Mar is an historic town situated on Spain’s Costa Brava in Catalonia. Sandwiched between the natural beauty of the region and the beach. Having parked our car our first stop was the local ‘Tourist Information Centre’. The lady at reception is very helpful directing us through the new part of the town to the … Continue reading Jilly’s Jaunts – A day in Tossa de Mar Catalonia
What a wonderful time this is for Mr Mc and I. Not long now until the wedding – the date is fast approaching. Everything has now been ordered and other than the final fitting of ‘the dress’ is in place for the big day. The hen party has taken place – read about it here. But … Continue reading IT’S IN THE CAN !
So much to do and squeeze into this gloriously hot and sunny day in London. Our ‘Bride to Be’ is waiting excitedly not knowing what is planned for her ‘hens’ to arrive and the celebrations to begin. Relaxing in the garden at the Bedford Hotel – London and we are all ready to set off to … Continue reading A ‘Bride to Be’ and her hens – in London
Starting our homeward journey we decided to break our long drive by visiting Orange. Orange is a small city in the Valcuse Department in the Provence -Alpes- Cote d’Azur region in southeastern France, about 21 km north of Avignon. Our accommodation for the night is Ibis Orange Centre Photograph taken from Ibis web site On such … Continue reading Jilly’s Jaunts – A day in Orange
Nestled away in a quiet corner of Manchester you may be lucky to stumble across this little gem of a tea and cocktail emporium. SUGAR JUNCTION Down a few an unassuming streets in the Northern Quarter is this stunning vintage tea room that doesn’t rush to get you in and out, but instead welcomes each … Continue reading Afternoon Tea and Sugar Junction
Count-down to Fiona and Will’s wedding has begun and their big day is fast approaching, so let the celebrations begin. The bride-to-be has no idea what is happening and she was not disappointed. While Deborah (mother-in-law to be) ensured everything was in place for the Bridal Shower to begin I occupied Fiona and Lisa (Bride … Continue reading Bridal Shower – Millinery Lesson and Champagne Afternoon Tea