This time last year ,the excitement was building as we prepared for a family holiday to our beloved Dordogne. My grandchildren, Maisie (10 going 40) and George (6 but nearly7) were especially hyped as they had never been abroad before, let alone on a ferry ! A box was hired to go on the roof of the car and eventually everything and everybody was loaded on board and off we headed to Portsmouth for the overnight ferry to Caen. The decision to go overnight was on the basis that if the children didn’t sleep on the ferry they could sleep on the long car journey, yes we planned to do it in one hit !
To our astonishment they managed a few hours shut eye, which was more than we adults did ! On arrival en France, we found a suitable cafe to savour our first proper croissants and much needed coffee. Seven hours and a few stops later we arrived in Domme. Domme has been a favourite spot for Anthony (long suffering husband of 45years) and I, and we were chuffed to be able to introduce our daughter and her munchkins to it. We had reserved our (!) gite eighteen months previously so you can imagine the excitement. We threaded our way through the narrow village streets and pulled up outside, wow the reality more than fulfilled our expectations. Shutters were flung open and cases unpacked, the race was on to see who got in the inviting pool first !
And so began our fortnight of heaven, Maisie's is still discussing the wonderful houses we spotted during our holiday , George talks about the pool daily and our daughter, Rowena and I long for the crisp cool glasses of rose we shared each evening.
Sadly this summer we are staycationing in the UK, in Dartmouth but we have already booked our next trip to Domme for summer 2021, perhaps we will see you there ?