Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Location location location
His Lordship is laid low with a real stinker of a cold. This is highly inconvenient as we have guests in the house who I am cooking for and, if truth be known, he is the master chef, so to take to the sofa in the streaming sun is perplexing. It is hot enough to lie prostrate on the steamers in the garden which is precisely where I would wish to be at this moment, doubly infuriating.
Location location location are the three golden rules when house hunting and I was lucky this week that the location of Le Chateau combined with the most stunning of morning skies afforded me the opportunity of a quick snapshot. I posted it up on the Country Living website and then promptly forgot about it. The end result was that I seem to have some vouchers for Waitrose coming my way as it came third in a competition I wasn't aware I had entered so that pleased me no end. I phoned the Golden Oldies immediately to break the news of their daughter's achievement. 'Shame there's no Waitrose in France then' said my Mother, 'never mind we have a lovely one close by' ! Seems like finally they are going to benefit, albeit in a minor way for having stuck by me all these years.
I have now fired off letters to all the location agencies and editors of glossies telling them of the many benefits of Le Chateau's location, its glorious light and airy rooms and the many photogenic opportunities the house affords the photographer.
The spot above is one of my favourite rooms that I wanted to share with you. See how the sun was pouring through the windows only half an hour ago. And one of my ambitions ?
To sit in it.