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One a week photo challenge- Spiral

Spiral Up

Spiral Down

Did you know that spiral staircases in castles always spiral in the same direction, all to do with making it hard for a marauding knight to draw his sword with his right hand!

Pictures taken in Carcassonne!

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Next week’s prompt is Historical.

Happy Snapping!

A weekend in France.

Just back from a marvellous weekend in France with family, friends, food  and wine!

We took a lovely gite near Carcassonne.


It’s a converted wine storage cellar. Might not look much from the front, but inside and in the garden at the back the story is different.


View from the bathroom.


View from the bedroom and yes those are the Pryanees.


Middle son Mr J and fiancée Ms M were with us too. Mmm breakfast.


We had travelled on Thursday so Friday was our first full day there. And where to go but Camelot Carcassonne.


And a walk round the ramparts.


View over the town.


View over the interior of the old city.


The old cathedral is stunning, especially the Rose windows.


Saturday and time for some winter sun.


Not warm enough for the swimming pool though. Then it was time for the main event.


Here at the home of our friends, who just so happen to be Mr J’s godparents and were celebrating their


And a wonderful time was had by all. We sat outside and soaked up those rays.


Now I have one of these in my garden. How long before mine is in bloom like this. I can’t tell you how good this little bit of R&R has done us. Might just have to plan a little something else now. Any ideas?




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