A House on a Hill: Renovating a Cottage in France, Part 2

• 28 May 2009

We took this picture of the kids last August, just after checking out the home for the second time. This pretty, wildflower-covered hill is just across the road (or rather "path") from the cottage. For me, this photo epitomizes the innocence and joy of being a child. It's fun to think about other children being photographed on the same hill someday. Can you see the Dordogne River there in the background? It's the perfect river to canoe I might add. The wall you see in the background is part of the original city wall...it's only 400+ years old! It's amazing how "new" our country seems after spending a little time in a Medieval village.




























If you've seen the movie, "Ever After" with Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott, you may recognize this vista...to drive up to the castle you have to take a roundabout road that winds through the country for a few minutes. As you make the last turn, this is what you see. Do you feel like running through those fields barefoot or is it just me?


13 comments:

Molly W. said...

Its fantastic! I went to France in November for the first time and loved it! Definitely must get back there! (and after living in Ireland for this past year, I think Europe has a permanent place in my heart!).
Love your blog. :)

Signorina Svizzera said...

Wow! I have never been to this area of France- gorgeous!

Scott L said...

I want to go back!

emily said...

I still can't believe you're doing this. I would absolutely go crazy for this! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness.

Design Mom said...

I'm looking so forward to every single thing you write about this project. Thinking about it makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!

(Dougray Scott, not Antonio, BTW)

It's Always Sunny in Portland said...

Keep these updates coming. LOVE IT! How fun that you are sharing...love it! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

But I do feel compelled to tell you that Antonio Banderas was not in Ever After. That was Dougray Scott. :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the heads up on Dougray :)

Designer Diva said...

Can I be your neighbor!?! What a dream! I've followed your blog for quite some time and it is just lovely! Thank you for sharing your experience. Definitely something to dream about...

noelle said...

so i need more details about the cottage....dying over here waiting to hear about it. this project and cottage...the coolest thing ever!!! on pins and needles...

Dad/Papa/David/Grandpa said...

I love that pic of Emma and Luke. You are right. A perfect shot of innocence and might I add, rebirth. How truly fortunate they are to have such a place to enjoy!

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