Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dreaming in French



It's that time of the year again...I'm starting to dream in French. With just a month left before we leave for France, I am beginning to look forward to the sound of the old villages, the scent of patisseries and the colors of the sunflower fields. Although I am not French, do not speak French and really have no ties to France other than the desire to live there - I seem to fit right in when I arrive. There is the local hotel in St. Antonin, the bistro in Caussade, the hat factory in Septfond, and the church in Montpezat...all welcome me as if I had been coming to this special area of France all of my life.
We're off to our Chateau Getaway towards the end of June for a couple of weeks with two wonderful groups of women who are eager to live like a rural Frenchwoman - forget their troubles, see the landscape, craft like bees and eat like queens.
Our Chateau Getaway for Summer 2012 is being planned now - please let me know if you would like to come and I will send you more information. You can either send us your e-mail at notions@frenchgeneral.com or leave us a comment here. Sign ups for Chateau Getaway 2012 are scheduled for early September. See you in France!







16 comments:

Auntie Bliss said...

I have those dreams too LOL funny how strong it is! That old doll bed in the last pic is killin' me!

Anonymous said...

Ok I am going next summer! I have missed out on the past two years because I was a day late and a dollar short, but summer 2012 is my year to be in France with you. I will e-mail you my contact information. Thank you for hosting these retreats, they are the gold standard of all art retreats!
HK
San Francisco

Anonymous said...

I'm with you HK! I have dreamed of this trip for too long! 2012 here I come!! No more living vicariously through beautiful pictures and fun descriptions :)Email on it's way.
C Thorne

sko_G knits said...

looks like it will be a great time. hope you have a wonderful trip.

danette said...

Kaari, I definitely want to do 2012. I can't wait! Please do send more information when available.

jill said...

i would love to come next year! please let me know when you begin signups!

Valita Baxley said...

I am in! I have already started saving! Please let me know when sign ups start. Guess I better get my Visa renewed soon.

Karen said...

Please send me info. I will be there.

Janet said...

Thank you for the wonderful evocative pictures you've shared with us - makes me really want to go to France!

Rose Brier Studio said...

Thanks for the enticing photos! It's great to know you do it with out benefit of the language. Gives me lots of hope!
~Marilee

Lynda said...

Info please! I *need* to go.

A bird in the hand said...

You know how much I wish I could come with you. If I start saving now maybe I'll make it for 2011. It's high time for me to return to France; it's been too long ;)

Liz said...

I would love more info please! It sounds great and 2012 may work ..love the pictures!

kim said...

yes, please send me information, too! 2012 would be fabulous!!

thank you!

beckylynne said...

Count me in. Same thing, I look every year, but never get my "rear into gear". Please, I would love more information.

Becky H.

west coast nester said...

I am dreaming of France. Please put me on the list for 2012