Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

It’s been something of an emotional roller coaster of a week! Monsieur Le Chic and I had a visit from the Easter stork rather than the Easter bunny this year (not literally I might add) with the surprise arrival nearly 4 weeks early of our 2nd beautiful granddaughter on Easter morning. Both La Petite and her mum, our elder daughter La Chic Maman, are doing very well back home in Perth. We were due back from our travels nearly a week before her due date and thought we’d be there in plenty of time….the best laid plans! Thank goodness for modern technology – we have been staying in touch with photos, text messages and Skype.

In the meantime the weather in the UK has been glorious, sunny  and warm – spring is in the air! Here are some recent photos taken in and around the Harrogate area including a trip to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

We moved on to London last night and have a busy weekend planned with our younger daughter, Mlle, and catching up with friends. More postcards soon! 

Copyright 2015 Rosemary Thomas Le Chic En Rose

38 thoughts on “Postcard From Grandmama Le Chic (and from Yorkshire!)

  1. kayrpea61 says:

    Seems as if the weather has really looked after you this week. Thank you for sharing, especially the seat in the picture frame – it may be corny, but very clever 🙂

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    1. Yes the weather’s been very kind to us this week – much warmer than the first one! I thought the picture frame was a good way to illustrate where I was albeit as you say a bit corny!

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  2. Great pictures Rosemary – thank goodness for blue skies and sunshine at last!! Congratulations on the new little baby – they are never predictable are they!! Still at least something to really look forward to when you get home.

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    1. Thank’s Joy! Yes you certainly can’t predict these things and it does give us something to look forward to at the end of the holiday! 😃

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  3. Nicole says:

    Photos look lovely Rosemary. So happy that England is looking after you xx

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    1. Thanks Nicole the weather turned really beautiful last week blue skies and sunshine! A bit cooler and chilly wind yesterday but the week ahead is looking good. Enjoying London now xx 😃

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  4. KerryCan says:

    Wow–a whole month early! That baby wanted attention and got it! Congratulations! I love the photo of the stone arches!

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    1. Thanks Kerry yes she was certainly in a hurry to arrive! We can’t wait to see her! The arches are beautiful aren’t they? They are the cloisters of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire it’s a magnificent spot and the old abbey dates back centuries!

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  5. Congratulation! So great news to hear that you are grandma again to a beautiful girl. So sad to hear you could not be there for that. The same was for me when my sister just got her first little girl, and I really long to be there. But the good thing like you say that it is possible to use technology to see them. That helps. And you will see them again soon.
    Looks like you are having a beautiful time anyway. It looks like a very beautiful place. I especially love the park. I wish you a great time in London 🙂

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    1. Thanks Hanne it is hard when you’re so far away at times like these isn’t it?! We are fortunate with the technology though it’s not quite the same of course as being there in person but much better than the old days when you had to rely on letters or phone calls ( very expensive long distance!). Thanks we’re now up in London and have been spending time with our younger daughter. Have a lovely weekend 😃

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      1. It can really be hard! But now you have something very nice to look forward to when you are back home 🙂
        But as you say, it is better now than in the old days. Thugh skype and pictures are not the same, it helps a lot.
        I hope you are having a great time with you younger daugther. Enjoy that as much as you can. I am sure you will miss her a lot when you get back as well!
        Wish you a great new week, Rosemary. I am looking forward to get more news about all of this, and your stay in England.

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        1. Thanks Hanne hope to do some more posts soon. For some reason I can’t get my photos off my iPhone onto my iPad at present it usually gets done automatically. It is annoying as I’ve used my iPhone a lot to take photos in London as it is easier than rummaging in my bag for a camera with so many people around! If worse comes to worse I’ll sort it out back in Perth. Off to Munich today! Have had a lovely time with our daughter in London – fortunately she’s coming to Munich next week for 3 days to see us again! Hope you’re having a great week 😃

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          1. Sounds like some lovley plans you have. 🙂
            Too bad with the iPhone and iPad, I hate when these things happens. But like you say, maybe better to just stort it out when you are back home… even harder to do it when you are on vacation…

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            1. Yes will have to sort it out when I get back home it’s all too complicated when you’re on the road!

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  6. avibrantday says:

    Congratulations, grandma!! Hooray :o)
    These photos are unbelievable. The shot taken inside of the cloister looks similar to a scene in Death Comes to Pemberley. Looks like you’re having fun.

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline! The old buildings are wonderful aren’t they I love the beautiful stone! I have seen various productions of Pride and Prejudice but haven’t seen Death Comes To Pemberley though I’ve heard it’s good!

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      1. avibrantday says:

        It is fun!! You’ll have to check it out once you’re settled at home :0)

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  7. Urska says:

    Congratulations on your new family member! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Urska we can’t wait to meet her!

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  8. Globalresidence says:

    Congrats, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing the news of the latest addition to your family! How exciting! 😃

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    1. Thanks! It has taken us by surprise and we are looking forward to meeting her when we go back home! 😃

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  9. Jill's Scene says:

    Congratulations on the new grand baby! From the photos it looks as if you are having an amazing time.

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    1. Sorry for the very late reply Jill and many thanks for your lovely message! For some reason this comment got hidden away and I have only just found it! We are now back in Perth and enjoying seeing our new baby granddaughter and her big sister again! We had a great holiday apart from the flu! Our younger daughter has been staying here for the past couple of weeks but now she has headed back to London so I’ll have some more time to get back into the blog. Hope all’s well with you!

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  10. Lucy says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I’m happy to know the weather was nice enough to allow you to go sightseeing. Spring transforms nature in such a beautiful way. Congratulations on your new family member! Many hugs!

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    1. Thanks Lucy we’ve done well with the weather this past week! The new arrival took us by surprise will be lovely to get back home to see her! 😃

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  11. ledrakenoir says:

    Congratulations… 🙂

    Wonderful captures here… 🙂

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    1. Thank you! The weather helped and appreciate your good wishes 😃

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  12. Congratulations to you and your family Rosemary! What a lovely Easter surprise.

    I LOVE the photos in this post. Spring has definitely arrived. I love the flowers, the architecture and the reflections. My favorite is the closeup shot of the Abbey walkway. Really nice capture. Well framed.

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    1. Thanks Lisa yes I love the old abbey too it is a lovely place to walk around and the architecture is magnificent! 😃

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  13. Lovely photos, love Yorkshire
    Nice to have some sunny weather in the UK for a change!

    Felicitations on your new petite, being a grandma is the best isn’t it?

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    1. It’s certainly is am looking forward to seeing her in person for the first time at the end of next week but have had quite a few Skype calls in the meantime! 😃

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  14. Congratulations! That’s lovely news. Hope you’re enjoying the fine weather in London

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    1. Thanks yes the weather’s been very kind to us so far! We moved on to Munich today so hoping it’lol remain sunny and warm! ☀️

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  15. Gorgeous pictures of the fountains abbey ! Yorkshire is full of impressive buildings, and I love all the little towns around Leeds. It’s great day trips ! 🙂 I’m so glad you could experience UK with good weather, awesome ! I hope you had a nice time in London (was mr le chic already sick over there ?)

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    1. Fountains Abbey is one of my favourite buildings Gin 😃 Yes unfortunately Monsieur was sick most of the time we were in London. One day he couldn’t come out at all so I saw our daughter in the morning and took myself off to the V and A Museum in the afternoon. I got a ticket for the Alexander McQueen exhibtion “Savage Beauty” so I was very happy about that!

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      1. Well, now it’s his turn to wander around 😉

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  16. restlessjo says:

    You made it to Fountains! Congratulations on the little one 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jo 😃 Yes had a lovely walk round Fountains and Studley Royal it was a gorgeous day! I am still sorting out all the photos. Baby took us all by surprise her due date was actually today but she decided to arrive on Easter Day! It’s been lovely getting home and meeting her! I am starting to catch up on all the blog stuff and getting back into what everyone else has been up to! 😃

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