2017, how did you come around so quickly? The children are back at school, and I’m not sure who is feeling sadder, them or me. The decorations have but one more day and then they will be boxed up and put back in the barn for another year. But you know what, I have a fabulous feeling this is going to be a good year, an awesome year, hopefully for the world and mankind too.
Sometimes after so many festivities it’s easy for this first month of the year to seem a little dull, we can feel a bit flat. December is full of anticipation and excitement, February we have skiing to look forward to, and as it’s a short month anyway we quickly get into March, and then, well, we’re in spring mode and there’s no holding us back. But January can be a little tricky, so to chase away those Janvier blues I thought it would be fun to start off the New Year with some light hearted entertainment. A fun competition.
This is a little game with a distinctly French flavour. I have actually been planning this for months now, since those long forgotten summer days. It started one afternoon whilst we were walking the dogs, I took a photo of a door in a wall, a common sight around here and Roddy said something about a competition, the idea grew and before we returned home we had it all planned. Over the following months I snapped away whenever I saw an entrance and a garden or interior that I thought would be of interest. Slowly my file grew and it’s not limited to just Charente Maritime, as I’ve included images from Normandy, Pyrenees Atlantique and Provence.
Below you will see a total of 32 photos. The first sixteen are numbered (1 to 16) and the second sixteen have each been individually labelled, A – S. All you have to do is match the correct numbered gate or door to what you think is the right garden or room. I have omitted the letters I, L and O to avoid any confusion with numbers.
Let me know your answers in a comment and I’ll send the first five correct entries a bag of locally made salted caramels (Caramels Tendres À La Fleur De Sel). Trust me, they are delicious! I’ll announce the winners and give you the answers next week. Whether you’re in Russia or Hawaii or anywhere in between, we’ll send them….
If there are no outright winners, then it’ll be those with the most correct answers, obviously.
Have fun and good luck, but most of all I hope you have a very happy and healthy 2017; let’s make this a fantastic year. xxx
THE GATES AND DOORS
NOW LET’S TAKE A LOOK INSIDE
I know some of you have found the scrolling a little difficult and I am so so sorry that it has been more confusing and harder than I ever meant it to be. I have tried to help a little by adding a large mosaic of all the doors and then another of all the interiors so that you can have a look in one go and then go and look back at the bigger ones if you want. I hope this helps a little. I really just wanted this to be some light-hearted fun!