Tuesday, April 24, 2012


So there was a tingle of excitement, while we walked around the beautiful town of Saumur.

Everywhere we looked, there were many beautiful old homes and buildings that seemed like they  had been there for many, many years.
 I am reading the story of  'Coco Chanel, The Legend and the life '  and this is the town where she was born on the 19th August 1883.
Here are a few shots that we took, of the picturesque place.
Busy, busy here 
DD had a few days holiday, so she came home and we spent some lovely Mother/Daughter  times together...  lots of walking, shopping in the village and taking morning tea at a cafe watching the gorgeous waves of the ocean, and having the most glorious, sunshiney weather.

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Happy week


  1. How beautiful Carolyn!!! What a gorgeous place.
    I am so happy to hear that you and your girl got to spend some time together. Aren't daughters the best blessings?

  2. Coco Chanel had such class and style .... It would be a wonderful book to read especially since you've been to the town where she was born. Mother-daughter times are so.. special . Wishing you a beautiful sun-shiney week Carolyn.

  3. Hi Carolyn,

    How is the book so far?! Great photos and I just love that third image and busy is always good :)


  4. Dear Carolyn,
    what a lovely place! Thanks for showing the photos!
    Have a happy week,
    love and hugs

  5. Ciao cara!!!

    GRAZIE a te per i tuoi bei racconti...

    E' sempre un piacere venire a salutarti!

    Un abbraccio. ;o) NI

  6. i always wonder how life looks like and how much would differ from mine if I live in such a place?;)

    Life and travelling

  7. Wow that place is amazing,I really would love to go there!I am a big fan of Coco!Have a nice day!

  8. Oh I did not get a chance to visit this spot, but look at that timbering on the buildings.....to think that European fairy tales come from such visually stunning places. HAPPY DAY DEAR CAROLYN! Anita

  9. What a wonderful time you two had, creating special memories!

    Thank you for taking us along with you!

    I hope you're having a great week! It's only Tuesday and I feel like it should be Thursday or Friday, LOL


  10. I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I was there.

  11. The third image is magical so are others .. Nice to know about this place ...

  12. Very impressive town indeed. Lovely pics that you share with us here. Loved the old bridge and those lanes, charming.
    Have a beautiful week ahead Carolyn:)

  13. I would love to visit Saumur! And how lovely that you and your daughter got some quality time :)

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

  14. Oh Carolyn,
    What lovely places you have visited...Can't help but be a little jealous ;-) Thank you for sharing my sweet friend. Wishing you a beautiful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  15. Dearest Carolyn,

    That is the best time of the year for going back to the fondest memories... Saumur is a lovely city.
    So glad you had that special mother-daughter time!
    Love to you,


  16. A late hello...because i have had two days no blog list so i could not see my blogs.......so sad for me....hahahaha!!..love from me darling...xxx..

  17. Oooh, so picturesque!

    Mother-daughter time is absolutely priceless! xoxo

  18. Hi Carolyn!!!! this town looks amazing....I am so thrilled to see everything through your eyes!!!

  19. France is such a beautiful country - I don't recall having been in this town. I need to go back and looks at my photos to see. If so, I think we just drove through, which is very possible.

    How fun to walk the streets of this beautiful, historical place...with your daughter. Sounds like so much fun!

    Glad you are sharing and making wonderful memories.

    Have a lovely rest of the week!


  20. All I can say is pure joy! You always find the best places to visit. Hugs to you my friend.

  21. Dear Carolyn,

    Saumur looks like a lovely French town to me. It brings back memories of our stay in Normandy last year!

    You asked me about the cup. It's one of my favourites. I found it at a fleamarket in Delft years ago. The name under the cup is Shirndling Bavaria. The Germans made some beautiful china!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Madelief x

  22. Thank you dear! Love the photos, Wonderful!

  23. Hi
    beautiful blog and wonderfuls photos ^^ I like so much!

    hugs from Spain,

    eljardindemiduende ;)

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


  25. So charming, Carolyn. I love those narrow streets. Lovely to read about Coco Chanel and see where she was born. You could probably picture her there!
    What fun to visit with your daughter. I LOVE traveling with mine. Aren't we lucky?

  26. Lovely photos from Saumur, what a beautiful city.
    Wish you a happy week

  27. Lucky Carolyn! What an enchanting village and nice to be there with your daughter!
    I like Coco's style,very French and chic!
    Happy Thursday!

  28. Such lovely shots - brought back such lovely memories for me too of the Loire Valley!

    Hope you're all having a lovely week


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

    PS What do you think of the updated Blogger?!

  29. oh what a beautiful city and have such wonderful pictures you made​​, dear carolyn!wonderful.

  30. Beautiful pictures again Carolyn.
    I have been remembering our trip to France last year - hard to believe it was one year ago next week that we went!
    I am also reading a biography about Chanel - it's by Justine Picardie and is a very good read. I took it with me on our trip last year and read most of it there...it seemed fitting somehow... the book is wonderful with pictures too. She was quite the story, Chanel was.

  31. Soooooooooooo beautiful! I love, love, love the architecture. Thank you for sharing these photos. It's so great to travel through blogland with friends.

  32. Hi Carolyn, So lovely to catch up with your posts. Your pics are always amazing that you share along your travels. Sounds like a special time with your dear daughter. How is she doing with her fashion design?

    Hugs, Celestina Marie


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