Friday, 20 August 2010

Fleeing the nest for a few weeks ........

I have so
kindly been invited to meet and stay
with Blogger Laury..


who lives near
Cahors in the Midi Pyrenees.

Laury has a wonderful blog, not just
about life in France, but New Orleans and
must not forget Dali and Sam !

You will be amazed at the area and where she lives!!
I cannot wait to meet her and see this fab place.
Before I go there, I am calling into Paris!
I will be staying with Leesa ..
for a night or two..
and on my return,
I am staying with Dawn!!

Hope to meet up with some of my other
friends in Paris too, but I know it can be difficult,
timing wise. Lets hope a few can make it.

Thank you to you all .. See you all soon!

Tasty Treats for you all... Which one are you going to choose??

Thank you for all your
wonderful comments in the last
few weeks.... !

If I could I would buy you
all a treat... take your pick.

Hopefully one day I will meet
more of you and we can share coffee and cake,
or a scrummy GELATO



Have a fun filled weekend.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

A little trip to the shops ... Montreal

Whilst in Montreal with my

cousin, we went to a few shops!!!

Oh yes she ♥ shopping.

We went in a variety so all very different.






But I didn't expect to see this !!



OR this!!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Wonderful Awards ...

for
ME!!
I have been very slow in
doing the first one,
SORRY
How surprised I was to receive this award
but it made me very HAPPY!

Cathy's blog is about life as an

Australian expat living in Lazio Italy, with

her family. She has beautiful photos and lots

to read , so do call over.

There is another blog too..

Chocolate Brick ..name came about from a dessert she once had!

My other award ... another surprise!


is from my great friend

Lucia ...
On my way 2 work & Other Stuff

shares her wonderful sunrises,

sunsets, places she visits, and her family

in Canada. . .. another great read!

Two wonderful surprise awards..

Big thank you Cathy and Lucia ♥

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Another visit to Montreal ...............

Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

The statues on top are

of the patron saints from 13 parishes

in Montreal

who donated them.


The Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World (French: Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal. It is the third largest church in Quebec after St. Joseph's Oratory (also in Montreal) and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré east of Quebec City.

The church is located at 1085 Cathedral Street, at the corner of René Lévesque Boulevard and Metcalfe Street, near the Bonaventure metro station and Central Station in downtown Montreal.

If you ever get a chance to visit , I hope that you do .. it wonderful and you can also get a free guide to show you around. I didn't take the offer up, as didn't have much time. But definitely would of done.



Blessed Brother Andre

who founded St Joseph's Oratory in

the previous post , will become a

Saint on 17th October.

Brother Andre will become the

first Canadian-born man to be canonized a

saint in the Catholic Church. The canonization

will take place, during a solemn mass celebrated

by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.

Click on photos to enlarge.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Where shall I take you next?? ..................


(Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont Royal)

A Roman Catholic basilica

on the northern slope of






The founder was Brother Andre, who devoted his entire life to the sick and handicapped, and who possessed a miraculous power of healing. Because of this ability, he was called the Miracle-Worker of Mount Royal. There is also a museum in the oratory, where you will see walking sticks discarded by those who felt themselves healed through Brother Andre's intercession.


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Fancy some Cake!!!


click on photo to enlarge

I forgot I had these photos,
which I took last year,
when Dawn was visiting.

Monday, 2 August 2010

How could I not put these on my blog ......

Back in May,
I stayed with my
great friend Leesa.

She took me to her
brilliant market ,
and of course I had to take some photos!


Jeff de Bruges

Chocolate shop in Antony.


I was a very lucky to be given my own box of these delicious chocolates

before I went there..

My lovely friend Barbara brought me a box over, on her trip to Oxford..


Leesa brought me gifts too!

These are from her trip with Alex

to different areas in France.

Big thanks to my wonderful friends ♥