This will mean a lot to those with long years and even longer memories. We must never forget the sacrifices these men, women , horses, dogs and pigeons made, and of course all the families waiting at home …….. wondering.
Having visited the World War 1 trenches and memorial sites in France, personally I found them to be a very sobering site, and when you see how close the enemy were, your mind wanders to what the troops were thinking at the time. Loved ones, home a hot meal, dry feet and of course trying not to get killed..
Take a stroll through these cemeteries , and I can guarantee it will be etched in your memory for ever.
Not only for losing thousands of lives due to Covid-19, and personally the loss of my mother in March of this year. I was not able to be there when she passed or attend her funeral in April which so many of us have experienced. I have been in lockdown in France, and the U.K. whilst also moving house to a different area in the U.K. a flooded house, and living in an hotel for a month whilst packing my house, 😢😩and separated from my siblings, son and friends.
However, I’m trying to keep my own mental health on track and that of my family and friends, we are constantly looking to the future. We will all come back from this eventually, but it’s going to take some time. 😞 hold fast 🥰
Meanwhile, (because of Covid-19 we closed our lovely Gite to all customers during 2020 but, presdelaforet.com will be open for business next year, with Gods Grace from March 2021. We have made several improvements and additions during lockdown to make your stay more comfortable . So, we are taking bookings now, and welcome couples families up to 5/6 people , Disabled access, please look at our website as above and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.
God bless everyone, and stay safe , wash hands, wear masks, and keep your distance , from somebody who has had to shield, due to underlying health conditions I wish you all good health. 😷😷😷😷💕 pray for the death of this virus. Please support small/local business.
La Garenne, is an absolutely fantastic restaurant in Huby St Leu, and it would be a real tragedy to lose it.
the restaurant is on the market, at a ridiculously low price but has been for the past few years since the original owner Didier sadly passed away. The staff are so friendly and the food is exceptional. I know lots of people in the area, that would be extremely sad to see it go,
Best restaurant in town by far. Please pay it a visit, when your next in the area, better still, come and stay in our Gite, for the Spring/Summer/Autumn, and you will not be disappointed , are are literally a five minute walk down the hill, and afterwards the walk back up will work off some of the sumptuous food. Steaks to die for, chicken with Roquefort sauce, and banana flambé, with brandy and ice cream, squid, duck confit, turkey confit , omg the list goes on, and the wine list !!!!
Best restaurant around, a very quirky place. Fabulous food and wine, definitely worth a visit, having been once, you will do again.. excellent service and attention to detail. Drinks a little on the expensive side!
Anyone visiting our Gite, must look out for the red squirrel. It lives in or near our bottom tree on the left in the back garden. We have named him Sammy, but he’s very shy. Would love to see your pictures of him/her . See if you can spot the Squirrel.
Today we visited the Brocante in Mouriez, can’t say it was the best one we’ve ever been to and, the parking was far to far away from the actual brocante. A little disappointed ☹️ as brocantes, unless they’re very big , just tend to be kids clothes and toys and market traders, which isn’t really the idea🤨
please be aware if you book now prices will remain the same as past 5 years. This year we have to raise them slightly, and this will be done in the next few weeks.
book now for a good deal
Everyone visiting Northern France, especially when staying at Pres De La Foret a perfect place for touring the region, needs to visit Berck-sur-Mer between April 12th and 21st to visit the fantastic Kite Festival, along the sea front. Really a sight to see.
Arras is very often passed over for the larger more exotic cities. However, last time I was there I took trip to see the beautiful and majestic cathedral, and the a visit to, ( for the garden lovers) there is no better place than Les Jardins at Séricourt