There is a line in a wonderful story I love, Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier:‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again’. People often dream about places which caused their emotions to become heightened, sometimes it’s not a good thing and sometimes it’s quite wonderful……
A few nights ago I dreamt of what I cannot say but that morning, I had that warm, luxurious feeling
of waking up and remembering that this was going to be a special day, that I was going somewhere special. True it was my birthday and for the first time in several months I was waking up at home, in England. But surprisingly neither of those things were what had my pulse racing, I was going on a journey, yes, yet another plane ride…..
So after 2 days in what has got to be the city of all city’s, New York, where there is so much happening why was I so happy to be going somewhere so stratospherically different where quite honestly not that much is happening! Enduring two flights, half a night of snatched sleep, time changes and unpacked and repacked suitcases I was still excited. Thrilled to be going somewhere with comparatively scant dining and retail choices, just a handful of ‘sites’, albeit beautiful……..
A place with difficult parking and if I’m honest quite a few inconveniences, well compared to where I’f just been. So one has to wonder, why exactly do I love this certain somewhere so much?
I was going to a place that makes me truly happy for after all isn’t that’s what’s really important, to be able to do the things which truly fill your heart with joy?
You’ve probably guessed already and I don’t need to expound upon the cobblestones, all quite wet and slippery, the shutters, mostly closed,
or even the sunflowers, wrong time of year; and I’ve told you about those many times before.
What I will I tell you however is that for such a tiny place Lourmarin has a surprising number of real estate agents and I had an appointment with one of them!
I’ll tell you more next time….. à bientôt!
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How wonderful to be back in your special place! I’m sure it just feels like home and gives you a sense of being where you belong.
It is quite wonderful after a rainy weekend we have had a lovely week, the cafes are bustling and I ave just been chatting to Marc at Cafe Gaby over some wine! When will you next be here, I will be back in Septemeber it would be so nice it we could finally meet!
Oh my! This looks like it’s going somewhere fabulous.
Can’t wait to hear moreH
Thank you, fingers crossed!!
So happy for you Caroline that you have found your place where passion, love and adventure fill your soul. Enjoy!!
and I hope you come an enjoy it with me!!
and I hope you come and enjoy it with me!!
Hi Caroline, It seems our dreams becoming a reality are aligned. Jeff and I have sold our house in Pleasanton and we are moving to Santa Barbara. We have bought a home just 1.5 miles up from the Lower Village in Montecito and are moving next weekend. I would love to keep in touch and visit if you are down this way.
Congratulations Linda, I am so happy for you! We would love to come and see you in your very special place, I love it there too!
How wonderful that you will be back in September! I was there last September! We are actually thinking of going to Bourgogne this September, not sure yet though. I miss Provence so much! It is so hard to leave. Have a wonderful time!!!
Sounds exciting, Caroline. Good luck dealing with French estate agents though!! xx
Hmmmm… keep me posted ! Maybe we will finally meet in person!
I hope so, we will next be there in September, and you?X
Caroline! How very wonderful that you went back.
Those cobblestones will forever have my heart. And the precious fountains and the trees. I’m SO excited for you that you’re meeting an agent there. I remember just checking out 1-2 agencies when I was there .. for fun.. the houses in the brochures were so beautiful. I can not wait to hear how that went! pray tell 😉
Thank you! I will be writing a post very soon!!