Sunday, November 20, 2011


 Two kiwi girls in France.

 Maison No 20 is the beautiful home and Boutique Chambres d'hotes of the lovely Leeann, from Fabulously French. We spent two nights staying here, at her very comfortable and tastefully decorated  Maison,  in a quiet lane within the beautiful historic village. You can see Leeann's 'Fabulously French shop' which is the ground floor window on the left.
Indeed a top of my list destination and guest house.

Eymet is located in Dordogne in the Aquitaine region of France and it is such a picturesque place.
Here are a few of the photos taken around the quaint village.

 As you can see from these historical buildings  around the square,  they had been built back in the Medieval times.   We took this photo on our walk home from one of the many wonderful restaurants.

Hope that you are enjoying the weekend


  1. LA DORDOGNE is my absolute favorite place that we visited while in France! Sarlat, Domme and Marqueyssac are also WONDERFUL places to dream! CAROLYN dearest, HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Oooh, love seeing these snippets of your trips to France! I have not been to the Dordogne, but your post is my third reference to that local tonight.One of my former students was talking about how beautiful it was there, and then I got a newsletter from the Aquitaine , and now I read this enticing post!! I must go check it out!![ On the computer, that is...or should I just ...GO there??????? I Wish!!!]

  3. Hi Carolyn. Sweet blessings to you. Enjoyed your post. The buildings are awesome.

    Would be great fun to see in person. Really neat!

  4. Hi there!

    Ohh la la, fabulous photos! LOVE the photo of Maison No. 20!

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, Carolyn! I managed to sneak in some creating time today!


  5. Dearest Carolyn,

    Great that you got to meet Leeann from New Zealand! I've been to the Dordogne region decades ago... but it sure is pretty!
    Lovely post and I end my day with it, after our wedding here in Toronto, Canada.
    Love to you,


  6. What a pretty house and wonderful place, Carolyn. Don't just love the smell of French markets? For me that mixture of ham, salami, cheese and garlic is always mouth watering.
    Have a great Sunday!

  7. Oh Carolyn, it is just beautiful! Wish I was there.. Such beautiful photos..
    Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words about Bebe and her friend.
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  8. I thought I would pop by and say Hello. It was a nice surprise to see the photo of you and I :-)

    It is still warm here which is odd for November. The christmas markets have just started and Guy and I are busy preparing for a couple that we are having a stand at. One is in a Chateau which is now a fab hotel so we are looking forward to this market in particular :-)

    Bisous a deux, Leeann

  9. Hi Carolyn! Love all the photos! I hope you are having a lovely weekend:)

  10. A very beautiful city, so cozy photos. The france trip was memorable.
    Hugs from me

  11. What a beautiful place to be !!! from me.. ..........♥.. ♥... ♥....

  12. What a beautiful photo's of your trip to France dear Carolyn.
    The place is so beautiful with the old buildings.
    Have a wonderful sunday.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  13. Carolyn~ your pictures are lovely!
    I'm transporting myself into those images right now! LOL
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Lisa xo

  14. What a lovely little village! I so enjoy seeing all your photos you post.


  15. Good morning precious Carolyn!

    Merci pour ta visite! It is so lovely to always see YOU!!!! Enjoy your holidays are they approach!!!! Wouldn't you just love to have a French Christmas with all the 13 desserts? I WOULD!!!! LOVE TO YOU, Anita

  16. Oh my Carolyn! So lovely! What a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
    Have a lovely day!

  17. Hi Carolyn,
    Such a pretty and picturesque village. It must have seemed like heaven strolling about there.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  18. How lovely for you two to meet up!
    Leeann must have loved hosting another Kiwi - I can imagine the endless chatter - so much in common!
    Aren't the markets wonderful, I always want to buy everything, sadly I have a little restraining shadow on my heels, who holds the purse LOL!!!!

  19. Hello Carolyn!
    I had a good catch up with your blog after a very long break!
    Hope you're well and have a good week!'s lovely to see that you're nearly approaching Summer..we're having nothing else than mist and very cold weather!
    Michela x

  20. What a beautiful old town to visit Carolyn. I have been to the Dordogne years ago, but can't really remember this town. Have you been to Sarlat too?

    Wish you a happy new week!


  21. Absolutely lovely! I adore historical architecture. So beautiful. :)


  22. How fun for you, and what a beautiful town. I will ask the girls if they've heard of it. They went to France a couple of years ago. Happy Thanksgiving, my sweet friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  23. Ah, this looks like a wonderful French town to visit. I love the Medieval buildings that have so much history.
    You seem to visit some great places. I wonder if you will end up moving to France in the future! ;-)
    I know a Kiwi couple who moved to the South of France to open up a B&B and vineyard.

    Thank you for sharing. I will have to add this lovely place to my list!

    Jo. xx

  24. How I would love to be there now!
    Just gorgeous.

    Hope you had a beautiful weekend,
    xxx DJ

  25. Dear Caroly
    Oh.... what a wonderful place! Nice pictures!
    I wish you a happy week and send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland.
    Hugs Yvonne

  26. How lovely, darling!
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics!


  27. Sounds like you and Leeann got to live in a fairy tale!
    Thank you for letting us fly along with you Kiwi gild! It was a true DELIGHT, Carolyn!!


  28. What a beautiful pics dear!!!
    You make me remember my holidays in Provence with my family when i was little! ^^

  29. Vive la France, such beautiful country.
    Your little angel left my country today, dearest Carolyn, she will be nicely in time before Christmas. I told her to wing the seven oceans safely ;)
    Much love to you xo xo xo

  30. i love these neighborhoods with so much personality!

  31. oh you are so lucky to enjoy all of these amazing places Carolyn!!! and we are lucky to share these with you on your blog!!!

    I have a cupcake tutorial to share with pop by!!!!

  32. Oh my gosh--this is amazing!!! I hope you are having a wonderful time!!! Oohhh-la-la!!!

  33. Hi Carolyn!
    Thate really was a picturesque little village.
    So you have straberryseasong??? Here we dont have thate yet sometimes in june-july if the weather alowes it..
    Have a nice day.
    Hug Anna

  34. Love you my darling friend.
    I love all that you post.
    Glorious wishes.

  35. What a lovely little town, Carolyn!
    Sadly, I've never visited the Dordogne region. Thanks for taking me along!

  36. Hi Carolyn, thanks for signing up to my blog! I have a work colleague who makes bears as well! I will pass on your details to her. I have a wonderful photo of my daughter and Ivor the bear, who Claire (the bear maker) made especially for my daughter when she went on her Afrika trip...I'll try and email it to you, he's simply gorgeous! Good luck with the bears! Have a lovely day Sharon

  37. oh my is that home beautiful! What a wonderful place to live. I always enjoy your posts.

    Have a lovely week! xo Jenn

  38. Hello Carolyn~I'm b-a-c-k to makin' my visits (finally)! I just wanted to take a minute at this season of renewed hope and gratitude to personally thank you for your visits and kind words, especially with the loss of my kitty Angel. I wish I could convey to you how much your words meant to me. You're so so generous to share a big part of your hearts passion through your charming posts. I look forward to future visits.
    I've no doubt we've got a lot more fun in stored for us on this blogging journey. How I'd love to venture through those amazing roads of historic architect, not to mention a stroll through the market places.

    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving surrounded with family and friends in a celebrations of all life's blessings.

    Sweet Wishes,

  39. Looks like a quiet little village. Loved the pics, they show that the place is not crowded and also its architecture is lovely.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous week ahead:)

  40. Ahh, France! My homeland. Your pictures capture so cleverly the essence of our country.

    We too would like to have a Chambres d'Hôtes... with a gipsy caravan in the garden for extra bohemian guests.

    Have a lovely week....

    A bientôt,


  41. What a pretty little spot my you have me dreaming again. xoxoxo HUGS

  42. It looks a beautiful place! What a lovely place to go and stay.

    Pomona x

  43. Such a beautiful place & pics to match!

    Have a lovely weekend,


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  44. It looks so beautiful there!!! It's going right to the top of my list of must see places :)

    Hope you're having a lovely week, Carolyn! xoxo

  45. Hi Carolyn! I so enjoyed this beautiful tour through this region. I haven't visited there but certainly will put it on the list for next trip. I just love that photo of you two in front of those red shutters! xo – g

  46. Have I ever told you how crazy I get over stone houses??? Oh I just loooooooooove them!!


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