weekend break

Easter in a French Castle

Easter in a French Castle

Dates: 24-28 March 2016

Magnums of Provence rosé consumed: 9

Champagne walks taken: 3

Meals enjoyed: 11, including 10 in the ornate salon des miroirs, and one particularly picturesque lunch al fresco

Turrets explored: 14

Easter eggs hunted: 124

Average temperature: 15C, perfect for Champagne walks and horse riding.

Falls taken into the pond: 1 (aerial video coming soon)

Most played song: Work by Rihanna (lyrics unknown but still sung along to: countless)

Weekend in Tuscany

Dates: 22-25 May 2015

Romances borne: 2

Bottles of wine consumed: 58 local Tuscan reds

Bottles of Prosecco consumed: Not as many as sabred/ showered

Recovery hikes completed: 1 and a half

Meals enjoyed: 7 including 1 dinner overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills

Average temperature: A chilly 19C, lucky for us the villa had 10 living and dining areas (and spectacular dancefloor) before the temperature soared, and we basked under the Tuscan sun

Most played song: Cheerleader by Omi (playcount: 31)