It’s been a while since I stepped foot in an airport. I’m yearning to get away from the ‘everyday’ and have some time to switch off. From everything. You don’t actually realise how much you need a break, until you haven’t had one for a long time.
All work and no play. That’s what they say isn’t it?
I like to play. I do. Life is hard, no matter what your outlook is. That’s why travelling is so good for the soul. A chance to see a new way of living, new cultures, scenery, and reconnecting with the people who matter.
If I had my way, I would visit a new country every year, to tick my “new experiences” box but, I will never, ever tire of visiting France. It’s my favourite place to visit, I adore every single thing about it. If I could, I’d move there tomorrow and live in the middle of a field, growing my own food, getting fat on cheese and bread, riding a bike with a basket to the local shops, speaking the language like a local and popping over the South of France for beach days.
Does that not sound like absolute heaven?
Answer; it does.
I’ve always like the idea of staying in a hotel, purely because it panders to the lazy side of me. Don’t want to make your bed? Don’t want to wash up after cooking? Hello hotel and all of your lovely bonuses. BUT. Maybe it’s because I’m older now, or because I like to do things at a different pace, the idea of staying in a villa really appeals to me.
Being able to get up whenever you like, making a long, lazy breakfast outside, staying at the villa one day instead of being surrounded by hundreds of other holiday makers – the list of reasons to choose a personal villa grows and grows for me each year.
Obviously, if I had the choice or, should I say the bank balance, I would choose somewhere with more than a touch of luxury. Elegant Address have so many villas to choose from, and all of them tick my metaphorical boxes. They’ve all been chosen by people who know the South of France, by visiting the area and spending their time there, rather than reading up on it. In fact, they’re the largest independent UK based specialist on the Cote d’Azur.
They have some of the most beautiful luxury villas and I want to visit every single one of them. They also carry a little (or a lot) of the hotel facilities that I love, like housekeeping, gardeners, chefs – all in your own personal piece of France. Add to that features like swimming pools, rooftop Jacuzzi’s, wine cellars and even gyms. I mean! Tick, tick and, oh yes, tick!
The weather, scenery, the amazing food and drink. Everything about France screams out to me. I honestly think I should have been born in Paris, or at least lived there pre-children. Then, I’d clearly move to the country and bring up my French speaking babies surrounded by sunshine and hydrangeas.
I wonder if it’s too late to start again…..