Lazy Days, France

The next few days pretty much rolled into one.

That’s when you know you’re truly relaxed. Days don’t matter, time doesn’t exist and you’re not even sure where you left your phone, never mind what’s going on in your inbox!

Our farmhouse had a beautiful pool and we were going to make the most of it.

Custard included.

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Pink flamingo ring (essential holiday kit)

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Floating beer bong table

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The sun blazed overhead, the crickets chirped all day long and we ate lazy lunches and suppers in the dappled shade.

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Huge, ugly, local tomatoes, sliced and swimming in vinaigrette.

Crunchy French bread, picked up each morning from the local bakery.

Hams. Salamis. Patés.


And figs from the tree, still warm from the sun.

All washed down with local rosé.

When I die, I don’t want to go to heaven. I’d rather go to a permanent French lunch.

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Afternoons were spent snoozing, reading and floating.

Though one of us was significantly busier…

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“I don’t need a hat, you idiot. I’m a dog.”

“A fabulous one at that.”

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We played as a group, and played in our pairs.

3 sets of lovebirds, all happy to share a perch.

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And all watched over by one trusty lifeguard.

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The simplest and dreamiest of holidays we could have asked for.

I had to leave a couple of days early for a shoot, and headed right to Warsaw instead of London.

I didn’t get to see much, as we were in the studio for 3 days straight! But what I did see, I’ll share with you tomorrow.

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  • This place looks like a dream! What a gorgeous post, Rosie!

    Xx Casey

  • Stefanie Meier

    Looks like you guys had an absolute blast

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  • Carolina Barroso

    Amazing photos, looks like you guys had the best time!

  • So fun! Another mystery shot of Mr. Handsome – you sure are building excitement!! Love the floaty ring, I just bought one for our family holiday and the pup popped it in under 5 minutes…unsuccessful, but fun.
    xo Brit

  • Suzanne Miller

    Rosie, you’re killing me with this mystery man thing! Looks like a fabulous vacation, and your pictures are yummy with all that glorious warm sunshine. Especially on this very fall day in Seattle… XOXO

  • looks like paradise, fantastic photos!

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  • can’t wait to find out who your fella is! But more importantly, so glad you could have a family holiday in such a relaxing place <3

  • Queenie Lee

    Looks so dreamy! Wish I was there right now!

  • That place looks incredible! Did you rent a house? Is there a website for it if you did? 🙂

    So many cool photos though, LOVE your imagination!

  • Rachel

    Lovely pictures!Looks like you had an awesome holiday!!

    Rachel x

  • Dickiegirl

    Beautiful post

  • Oh how wonderful, I’m relaxed just seeing all the great pics.

  • Love that pink flamingo ring! 🙂

  • Rosie

    Lovely post and pictures as usual. It’s so nice that you spend such quality time with your family. Like everyone else, the suspense of seeing your ‘chap’ is killing me, that last picture in particular. Please feature him soon!


  • Iris F.

    What a beautiful holiday – I am SO jealous as I sit here in my windowless office reading your post before work starts. Love the mystery photo of your dude.

  • Looks magical I cannot wait to do a French holiday next year! 🙂

  • Oh no…they don’t ship the flamingo to Greece!! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time!!

  • Well, obviously Rosie’s chap must be Prince Harry. Only explanation for all of the secrecy, right? Hahaha! Love your vacation snaps! You have the best family (one that Harry would be honored to marry into). xoxo

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  • gina

    gorgeous! and some great pics

  • Rosie, your family is GOALS.

  • Since you never post your boyfriend’s photo, I’m a little confused…Please tell me that isn’t your brother in that last picture….!

  • Sepideh

    These pictures are so dreamy. Nothing quite like a day spent by the pool!

  • ErnaSheree

    Wow. Clearly Europeans aren’t nearly as concerned with nudity as Americans, and I kind of love it. Your family looks so close and happy and fun. And the other pics from your French getaway are divine. Thanks for taking the time to post on a regular basis. I’m really enjoying them!

  • Oh my goodness are you kidding me? I dragged one of those flamingo inflatables all the way around New York and back to the UK after my sister begged me to bring one back for her – and I could have just ordered it on Amazon? Oh dear. Haha! xxx
    Lucy @

  • I’ve been reading your blog faithfully for the last four years, and I always get a kick out of the cultural differences I notice. I tend to assume that England and the US aren’t that different because there are so many similarities. But, then you correct me by trying to guess what the American equivalent of scones is, or what exactly you mean by “pudding.” (As far as I can tell, it’s dessert, right? Any kind of sweet after a meal?)

    I was raised in a very conservative Southern family and an even more conservative Southern church. (The kind that teaches dancing and bikinis are sinful.) Because I only recently started thinking wearing a bikini in front of the boyfriend’s dad isn’t totally weird and inappropriate, I was floored to see Harry’s girlfriend topless in front of your dad! I love it. It’s cracking me up. Thanks for always educating me while sharing your life adventures. 🙂