Festivals in Champagne

Last Sunday, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, so we headed off to the nearby village of Ay, which was more prominent than Epernay back in the days of Henri IV.  He favoured many of the champagne houses there, especially Bollinger.  So every other year, even numbers only, the residents of Ay hold a festival in his honour.  Here are some pictures of the day.

It was quite warm, but thankfully someone thought to give the horses some shade under the parasol!

Many of the champagne houses opened their doors to the tourists, and here at Bollinger, there was al fresco dining to the tune of a small group of musicians.

And lunch at Champagne Ed. Brun was very lively with a fantastic jazz band playing while we ate.

Put it in your diary for 2012, it’s a great day out

The Million Entrepreneurs – Brainstorming in Champagne

The weather in Champagne is wonderful right now, blue skies and lots of sunshine.  Last week two of my good friends Judith Morgan and Janet Swift came down for three days of brainstorming on Judith’s new idea T1ME.  We had such a lot of fun sitting in the garden, laughing, dreaming and plotting.  Our job was to create an action plan for T1ME and a to-do list for each of us.  And we had a great game of Cashflow 101 over a glass of champagne, of course!  Taking time out of our daily lives was a great way to get productive on what we wanted to create.

Could you use some time out?

Walking in the forest

It was such a beautiful day yesterday, that I decided to take my dog up into the forest and take some pictures of ‘Les Faux’ the twisted beech trees that only grow here in Verzy, near Hanover in Germany and near Malmo in Sweden.  Hope you like the pictures.  I took some video too, and once I figure out how to upload it, I’ll do it!   Just one of the great things we can do here in Verzy.

Hello from Verzy, France!

Well, this is my first post on our brand new site !  It’s April 2010 and the sun is shining and the temperature rising.  Spring is in the air, at last. 

Jiles and I have just returned to France to open our doors again, and since 19th February when we arrived here, we’ve welcomed 15 groups – here’s what some of them have said:

‘Warm, welcoming, informative and sparkling!’

‘What a fabulous house, you have everything, very comfortable and welcoming, thank you’

‘A wonderful place, fantastic hosts – thank you’

‘Fabulous place and people.  Hospitality great, very nice to have been here – thank you’

‘Warm, welcoming in your charming house – thank you’

It’s so lovely to have so many happy clients, and we hope to welcome even more in the coming weeks and months.  There’s so much to do in Champagne, anytime is a good time to visit.  Check out some extra special weekends to come here