UNE AMIE FIDELE NOUS SAUVE LA VIE (presque)
We arrived in the south of France to find the garden completely in disarray, to say the least. That was expected of course as quite a big deep hole needs to be dug to fit even an average size pool, and that means big piles of stone and cement and that means large equipment.
We get that.
What we were not expecting was NO WATER in the house.
Our stay became suddenly a little more complicated.
As usual the same adorable generous dear friend came to the rescue.
And that, my friends, is always a REAL TREAT.
The grounds are divine, the house could not be more elegant and comfortable and our friend any kinder. She was far away but still managed to have everything ready for us as if we were dignitaries arriving at some exclusive private resort.
Every where an exquisite detail; lemon trees in Anduze pots, dark gray Herve Baume furniture on a large terrace paved in old stones, charming vignettes at every corner.
The view from my bedroom is green and lush and features one of my very favorite things, a vineyard.
The view from the other window is of the poolside outdoor dining area, with olive trees, ivy and potted flowers and boxwoods.
Merci chère amie.
Oh, and the other pool you may ask?:
We should be able to dive in on the 1st of August...
Hard to believe, I know.
The contractor has never been off schedule yet and his company has helped everyone in our family for years and years.