Summer Holiday List

We're off to Burgundy, France tomorrow for a much needed break. On my list...

Fields of sunflowers
Quiet roads
Panoramic views of vineyards

Minimalist holiday wardrobe
Notebook and pen
Early morning runs by the canal and vineyards
Wine on arrival
Visit a Sunday market

Fresh baguettes
Eating outdoors
Wild water swimming
Unspoilt villages
Deep sleep
Long walks
Cycle rides
Long conversations

Time to reflect

Our 21st wedding anniversary celebration
Playing cards
Each other

Oh, I can't wait to spend some time with my family and relax in this most scenic region of France. I shall be taking a blogging break for almost two weeks which will seem strange and unnatural but I know a break from technology/social media will do me good (so they tell me).

It'll be wonderful to come back refreshed and inspired. If you're a new reader please hop around my site and get acquainted with my take on minimalism and simple living in the UK. I shall be back soon and look forward to catching up with you all. 

I do hope this heat wave continues...



  1. Have a fabulous holiday, sounds like bliss.

  2. Have a wonderful holiday and wedding anniversary! Most of the things on your list would be on mine too - not sure about the wild water swimming though, lol!

  3. I am lucky enough to be currently living in the Charente region of SW France and doubly lucky to have a safe stretch of river at the end of the garden, much used by kayakers and swimmers.I 'm planning on my first swim of the summer later today ! We are fortunate also in having many man -made 'river beaches ' in the area with lots of safe swimming and paddling for children ,I think these crop up in many of the non coastal regions.
    I'm new -ish to your blog,but lately have caught up with all your archive posts,a very enjoyable read they made too.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday over here and enjoy your swimming and all the other lovely things on your list - and yes, those canal-side runs will have to be pretty early as its energy-sapping scorching at the moment.
    I've been going at 8am and its do-ableif you keep to shaded paths.
    Best wishes, Carole x

  4. Hope you all have a really wonderful holiday ... Bee xx

  5. Sounds like the perfect holiday - enjoy. It is good to get away from technology for a while and simply live.

  6. Have a wonderful time.

    I love your list :-)

  7. I like your list very much! Have a wonderful time - I'm looking forward to hearing about your hols when you get back. xx

  8. Wonderful, hope you have a really lovely time.

  9. Happy Anniversary Claire and enjoy this most delightful holiday!


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