I just wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you, my fabulous readers, a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2016.  Without you, this blog would not exist, it’s been a fantastic year, I’ve “chatted” with so many people, made new friends and learnt from you, I love your comments and feedback – thank you so much, it’s been so much fun.


We saw out the end of 2015 at the beach on the 30th December on the Île d’Oléron, watching the sun go down, and we rang in the New Year in our own unique style, “Bling meets Venice!”


I have lots planned for 2016 and am really looking forward to sharing more of our lifestyle and more of France with you. In the meantime I’ll leave you with a few more photos from New Year’s Eve.  Happy New Year from the whole family xxx












23 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR

  1. A ‘Happy New Year’ wish to you all too. What a lovely family – great photos plus an ‘almost’ photo of Roddy?! Bien amicalement à tout le monde.

  2. Looks like you spent a wonderful réveillion en famille. Those years go by so fast, make the most of them, before you know it, it will just be a memory but at least good ones. Bonne année.

    1. Hi Nadia, I know time seems to go by so fast, it was the first year all of them managed to stay awake until midnight, although the two youngest were in their pj’s, teeth done and literally flopped into bed seconds after!!! Wishing you a very Happy, healthy and prosperous 2016 x

  3. Happy new year to you and your lovely family. Looks like you had a great time. Really enjoying your blog, thanks for sharing.

  4. WOW!!! Everyone gets a bling vote – excepting Roddy – he gets a vote for “gone round the bend, in a good way!” You guys really did it up! Happy New Year!!

    1. Thanks Jamie, totally gone round the bend, but we all know that!!! As someone said to me “we all need a little bling in our lives” and it certainly made for a very festive New Year’s Eve – wish you could have been here xxx

  5. What wonderful photos. Everyone needs some bling in their lives. You all have just the right amount
    We are going to start planning for next fall. Maybe….just maybe…


    1. Thank you Ali, you are so right, we do need a little bling! Let me know if I can help at all with you plans to come in this direction, sounds like a great plan!!! Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2016 xx

  6. Happy New Year to you and your family. The party looks like it was furiously fun. Tell your daughter I remember wearing white go-go boots the first time they were in fashion…40+ years ago(ha)! She did a great job of styling them. You all looked fabulous.

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