The Machines de l’Ile is a totally unprecedented artistic project. Born from the imaginations of François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, it is a blend of the invented worlds of Jules Verne, the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and the industrial history of Nantes, on the exceptional site of the former shipyards
here, some where out of the rain, and what a great surprise we had, every where was amazing, from sketches machines grew and then they were built, we had no real idea of what we were coming to see. Can you imagine our faces as the elephant came towards us, slowly moving along the street.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Food was great, not sure about the donkey in pink gingham, very nice shops, loads of them, full of French style.
Poppies every where, the road sides were very pretty, I love the mix of poppies, cornflowers and daisys
the camp site pools, there was 5 of them, very clean, and not to full, May is a good time to go.
our chalet, life was good, BBQ most nights, loads of red wine.
Monday, 21 May 2012
We are having a great time in france, the rain has followed us here, but we have the promise of sun tomorrow, so fingers crossed we can spend time at the pool. We have been shopping and eating out, the food is unbelievable their deserts are to die for, so much for my diet..... I was hoping to have photos here but I am having troubles and my wifi time is running out. I have done some stitching on triBal cat, but stitching time is small. I have enjoyed catching up with you all all83post in 3 days, boy we do like to blog, And I love to read your news, my time is almost up. Enjoy what ever you are doing, we are loving France.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
So below is my version, I took his first pattern and repeated it, added some infill, and I like it.
Some herbs, we have Rosemary in the garden, but noThyme,
I will start them in two weeks after our holiday.
Loredana does crochet, and I was hoping she would make me something,
This toilet roll cover is great, and white trimmed with blue,
my bathroom has white fillings and painted blue walls and blue accessories, perfect.
Thank you LoredanaHazel I have won her give away and she is sending to me "Tree of Life" by Klint, I loved it when I saw it on her blog. So happy me sat here.
On Friday we are off on holidays, Saturday morning we will wake up in France, a weeks break, with Su and Gav our youngest daughter and her husband, we have been to France with them before, please keep your fingers crossed for good weather. Cos I know the food, wine and views will be perfect.
Monday, 14 May 2012
We did have two sunny days over the weekend, and the garden is looking good, but I am still very behind, loads of plants are not showing them selves, maybe the second dry winter has killed loads off. When we get back off holiday, I will look to replace any thing not in bud.
Friday, 11 May 2012
The Peony in the garden is blooming, we have had a sunny day
The colour is pure summer.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Today I wanted to spend in the garden, but the weather has stopped that thought, soon I am going to be behind with my planting, it's more like March than May. I have sorted our china cupboard, which I'm glad it's done, I have loads for the charity shop. I will stitch again this afternoon.
My sister is visiting next weekend, not sure what we will be doing,she does like the craft shops, but we don't have any really nice shops. I would like to take her to a nice coffee shop for afternoon tea.
I did manage an hour in the garden, it's a start
Saturday, 5 May 2012
I have also brought loads of bunting and flags for our garden, we have the Queen's jubilee in June, so a garden party/BBQ will be called for. Every thing red, white and blue.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
We have a bank holiday on Monday so three days off, which will be fun, another busy weekend, Saturday a bit of shopping and a hair cut, Sunday Su and I are having a spar day, we have booked our lunch and a couple of treatments, as yet I will not be able to have a body massage, but I hope to have a foot massage. Monday a day at home.
I have been stitching will show you next time.