Monday, February 28, 2011

The France Show, 2011

Looking up at the clock in the underground station, I felt like I could have been one of the school children, waiting for the train in a Harry Potter movie.
Everything is so grand and old.

You must buy an Oyster card, when travelling on the underground and it is a quick, easy and a cheap way to get around London.

Being Francophiles, we got tickets to the France show and had a great time visiting this Exhibition, held at Earls Court, in London. Along with other English people we queued up on the Friday and waited for the doors to open.
Notice Le Gendarmes standing at the door too.

You could discover your dream French property, from a little mill house to a magnificent Chateau, hand selected French food from les saucisses et le fromage, crisp apples, wine tasting, craft stalls, fashion, to lavender from Provence.
It was a superb day out and if you get the chance to do this, it is well worth it.

Le Fromage, these had a smell all of their own and if you are a blue lover like my DH, you would be one happy person.

Happy March, dear friends


  1. I love the photos...and what a great feeling. I miss all the options of traveling in Europe, options that are not available here.:(

    Wishing you a wonderful and beautiful week ahead.


  2. What a grand time you're having. Love the photos.

  3. What a fun trip you had, dear Carolyn! I can imagine that your visits to Harrods and the France show were pretty exciting.
    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Bonjour fellow francophile - yes I am afraid I am well and truly addicted. How lovely that you were able to go to this show as well as the real deal....luffly. x

  5. lovely shots! its so great to know that you're having so much fun travelling! xo.

  6. Goodmorning Carolyn,
    I never knew their was a show like this, so thanks for the share. It still February here, funny to see that you are already in a new month... glad that blogging makes the world a bit smaller, have a good start of the new month!
    Maureen x

  7. Sounds good and looks good. I can almost smell those cheeses, aahhh.

  8. We love cheeses too!

    Have a great week (& month!)ahead dear Carolyn!

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  9. Wowwwww !! Carolyn great !! i never be in London it is on my to do list...great !!...lovely week

  10. How wonderful Carolyn you were able to visit the France Show ~ and the blue cheese tastings that's where you'd find me.
    I'm so enjoying your trip~ looking forward to each post.
    "All Things French"

  11. Oh yes, dearest Carolyn, the train stations in London have also impressed us very much! Et le fromage! Hmmm, quelle odeur, quelle joie! ;o) Next autumn we will go to France, but unfortunately only for one week in Alsace. But there we will certainly dine with pleasure!
    Warm hugs from Austria,

  12. Happy Monday my lovely friend.
    I love all you share.
    Love Jeanne

  13. Looks like such a marvelous time! You are really tempting me to book a trip ASAP :)

    Hope your week is off to a wonderful start, Carolyn! xoxo

  14. Nice pictures! You had a great time!
    I'm Luminave a small fashion line with Parisian inspirations, if you want check out our first collection.

    Have a nice week!


  15. What a great photos, what a great time you had, I see :)
    I read and then had some cheese here at home! and a little bit more, and a little bit....

    Have a wonderful March, we live still February, the last four hours going.

  16. Hi Carolyn,

    It looks like the trainstation from the Harry Potter movies indeed!

    The fair sounds like fun!

    Happy new week & lieve groet, Madelief

  17. Ahhh, your trip was so wonderful! Thank you so for sharing it with us! *I hope that you still have more to share with us! :)

    xo, mary

  18. those cheese!! oh my. i would love that, to bad i went vegan almost two years ago! miss my cheese the most
    have a wonderful day

  19. ok!!!!!!!!!!!! you got me!!!!
    that's one of my biggest food sins - cheese!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just love!!!!!! with a glass of red wine?!??! hummmmmmmmmmmmmm!
    happy night

  20. Love that clock! Travel in Europe must be so neat, you have so many options and trains seem to be very commonplace. What an adventure! Think I'll pass on taking a whiff of the cheese though!

  21. HAPPY MARCH MY DEAREST!!! Oh France, the train, the it! Anita

  22. Bonjour Carolyn :)

    I was on your blog earlier today getting caught up on all of your wonderful pictures from your trip {it looks like you had an amazing time} and then I got side tracked with my little one, so now I am back to leave a comment...and a huge THANK YOU!!! I received your very generous pkg this weekend and was so excited!!!!!! It was just the right bit of sunshine in my weekend that I really needed!! Thank you so much for taking the time to select and wrap all of the truly lovely itmes that you sent me, you are a very special person and I am so glad we have become blog friends!!

    Have a great Tuesday!


    :) T

  23. Looked like fun my sweet friend. Thanks for sharing. oxxo Hugs for a great new week. xo

  24. Dear Carolyn
    I hope you are enjoying your travel
    I would like staying there too!
    Thank you for your visit,I love share a cup of tea together with you

  25. Sounds exciting! Love your post and photos! Have a great day!

    Kristin xo

  26. Hallo Carolyn
    What a journey you have made, so much you had to experience.
    Fun to follow your trip.
    Have a nice week

  27. How exciting. You are right that train station does remind you of the scene from Harry Potter. Was it Victoria Station? Oh, I love London and to think you were in France too. Are the Daffodils in bloom there? I went this time of year several years ago. The France show sounds amazing.


  28. Fabulous pics, darling!
    Now I'm craving cheese!


  29. I'd be in heaven @ Le Fromage!!!!


  30. oh be still my heart!!! why can't we have shows like that!!!! wow...what a wonderful time you must have had Carolyn!!!! I am loving all of your photos!!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!


  31. Someday honey I hope to be able to see all of these beautiful places you shared with us.
    Love how you took such lovely photos and that you had such a wonderful trip.
    Have missed visiting with you must catch up while I am here
    Love ya

  32. I love all your photographs from your trip. Looks like a wonderful trip with many memories to have.
    I hope to one day visit Europe. Thank
    you for your visit too~ Have a wonderful rest of your week. ~Theresa

  33. Hello Dear Carolyn,
    The France show sounds so grand,what a wondeful time you must have had.
    That cheese looks sooo good.I love cheese.I think I could live off it and real butter...LOL. Thats proably why my heart slowed down...LOL Oh well I always say.
    Thank you for stoping by.And such sweet comments. I've always loved your visits.I miss this. Everything looks so beautiful here as usual.
    You take care Hon, May god bless and keep you safe on your adventures,
    XXOO Marie Antionette

  34. Hello Carolyn,
    Love your pictures...I am with your DH. Love cheeses...and blue is one of my favorites. I would love to travel through Europe, but I would need to get hubby over the ocean!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day...
    Hugs, Nancy

  35. How wonderful! A little bit of France came to YOU! I can almost smell the cheeses. Mmm!

    Happy March!

  36. I'm happy to see that you had a lovely time, Carolyn :) Take Care :)e

  37. Great photos and the show looks like a lot of fun! The cheese looks very tempting by the way. Hope you're having a lovelyw eek so far!

  38. What fun you had, Carolyn! I feel as though I was right there with you!

  39. Still another London post. But I really don't mind. I enjoy them all. I wish I would be there someday :) Have a lovely day, dear Carolyn.

  40. I enjoyed your pictures of London very much, there is so much to see, isn't there?
    Pity about the weather - it rained when we were there too!

  41. Carolyn~ Enjoyed catching up and ~visiting~ places I've never been. My husband and I were recently looking at a map to see exactly where you live. So glad you were not hit with the earthquake. Thinking of you.. ~Mandy

  42. Beautiful photos! I bet you're having a lot of crazy time over at France!

  43. Ok...I'm just totally jealous. That's it! Jealous!!! hee,hee,hee.
    xx, shell


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