Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dreaming of France.

This year is the year. We are finally going on a trip of a life time, 5 weeks in France and Belgium. We had good intentions in heading off last year , just too busy and too much going on. However this year its a definite, and i am so so excited. I have not been out of the country since i was 21 years of age, and my husband hasn't been at all. So look out here we come. Today we are booking our flights and finalizing other details.
We will hire a little car and just drive. We are only stationing ourselves in about 4 regions and just soaking up the areas ; no rushing from one tourist destination to another.

We hope to explore the many french flea markets and visit many Antique shops.....maybe even find a treasure or two.
Another priority is to experience the cuisine and wine....another of our passions...

14 comments:

creekside rummager said...

Sounds just perfect. Maybe we will get there some day too. I hope you have a wonderful time and bring back lots of photos to share with us.

Georgie said...

Now I'm dreaming of France... gxo

Robyn said...

WOW! That sounds SPLENDID! (splendid isn't a word I use often but it sure seems to go with a trip to Europe!)

Jane said...

oh how wonderful, I hope you have a magic time, but how could you not in France and Belguim! I'll look forward to seeing some of your travel pics...

chrisartist said...

I know you will love your stay in France Amanda.
look forward to those blogs.
Chrisartist

la Brocanteuse said...

Just returned from our trip there a few days ago - know you will enjoy it..should you visit Brussels, there is a daily flea market at VOSSENPLEIN, go early and well worth the visit.The norm is to offer half of the sellers price, and then you meet in between the half and original price..did not know that it is actually expected to "bargain"... until I experienced it myself. another MUST visit is the WATERLOO market (outside Brussels)on Sunday mornings - rated as the top one of European markets.even if just to see all the beautiful goods..enjoy!

Jana said...

I think it will be wonderfull. You have chosen beautiful place. I am dreaming of visit Provence and spent a few days in old house. I enjoy for drink wine in the evenening and smell lavande ...
Have a nice week
Jana

BusyLizzie said...

You lucky thing! Hope you have a fab trip. Lizzie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Congratulations on your trip-of-a-lifetime finally coming together. You will have the most amazing time. The food, the wine, the antiquing = heaven! My B.F. will be in the South of France this summer for two weeks as well. I will be living vicariously through the two of you...

Janine Marshall said...

Congratualtions to you Manda,

I feel excited for you!!!I hope you enjoy your trip very much, experience of a life time. It sounds like you are doing the right thing by just going to a few locations and not running yourself ragged! Not that I'm an expert, never been overseas myself lol

Take care
Janine
XXOO
N.W. Coast Tassie

Karen said...

I envy you! Be sure to remember all your blog friends out there and post on your trip so we can all see the wonderful things you will see.
Enjoy!
Karen

The Vintage Rose said...

Hi guys thankyou so much for all your comments. I must admit its all a bit daunting; all the things you have to remember not to mention the language. Oh well i am sure we will get the hang of it all. Take care x

Jo Farmer said...

My husband and I will be heading that way later this year with a view to buying a home there. I have spent many years traveling through France and loved every moment. Just practice a few words/sentences in French and you will have a wonderful time and find the people very welcoming. I'd love to know where you visit and your thoughts as and when. Bon voyage
Jo

Inside My Paris Heart said...

Have a wonderful time, I know you will love it.
Aussie Judith