Fun and Florals in France

Dress ASOS
Espadrilles Pimkie via ASOS
Bag Zara via Depop

This year, my summer holiday was a trip back to Normandie, France, where I lived for a year when I was 6. It will always have a special place in my heart, but to put it kindly, it does NOT have the most hip and happening cultural scene. If you ever (spoiler alert: you won't) find yourself near St Sever in Normandie, France, here are 5 things to do instead of simply sitting around and staring at each other for hours. 

1. Eat ALL of the croissants. In fact, eat all of the baked goods. My mum bought some Madeleines which I had written off throughout my life as boring, dry sponge cakes. Freshly baked, they are tiny ovally shapes of heaven. On that note, try some Calvados - especially if you can get one that was made before WW2. I've never tasted anything so strong and not in a good way - I think I saw a white light. 

2. Visit a 'vide-grenier' - which is French for car boot. Much like the UK, it's mostly tat, but you can find one or two gems, especially if you're into ceramics. You can also potter about the relevant quaint villages, which are always so well kept they put England to shame. Gaze at the floral arrangements and clean streets, pick up a baguette, try a sausage cooked outside someone's house (Rich's was pink inside but hey, he survived).

3. Marvel at how there is no-one around for miles and miles. You could probably walk naked along the road and not pass a car for half an hour. In fact, if you like walking in general, you will be in your element. 

4. Wait until it's dark and look at the stars. I didn't stay up long enough this holiday to do this, because hashtag I'm 30 now but if a clear night + no lights around for miles = excellent star spotting potential. 

5. Take a trip to Granville and visit the Christian Dior museum. It's small and cute and well worth a visit, as are the pretty gardens which surround it. 

France I do love you. 


  1. The red bows on your shoes and fur bag are so cute! I've been France a few times but when I was younger x

    S x