Love and Le Petit Village: Guest Post

Oh to fall in love and live in the beautiful French countryside...!

 Bonjour y'all! My name is Sara Louise and I blog over at Sara in Le Petit Village; typing away in my little barn house on a small mountain in Southern France (not that my house is still a barn, but it was like, 500 years ago). 
While Nicole is getting settled into her new home in Madrid (one of my absolute favorite cities by the way) I thought I would tell you a little bit about me, and how I came to find myself living the French life in Le Petit Village.

 I'm a New York/ Texas girl who moved to Dublin, Ireland nine years ago (the fastest nine years of my life!) and on one fateful Friday night in a club, I came face to face with my fate, aka, my husband, Gregory. 
**insert shooting stars and cupid's arrows** 
Except Gregory wasn't Irish, he was French and barely spoke any English... and I didn't know any French. But that didn't matter because you know how they say that, “you'll know when you know”? Well it's true. I knew in about thirty seconds. And ten months later, I was on an Aer Lingus flight to Nice to start my new French life. 

It's been almost three years since I've been here now and a little over two since my Frenchman and I got married. Along the way we've adopted our fur-baby Fifty, traveled all around the South of France, drank buckets upon buckets of Rosé, and I've even managed to learn a little French. It's been a great adventure and look forward to sharing it all with you! 

À bientôt mes amies et bonne chance à toi Nicole! 


Brittany Campbell said...

Love this! I love chatting with Sara and she has great recommendations for traveling!

Charity Poole said...

I am in love with Provence...it's my dream to live there, at least part of the year one day. :) I look forward to following you!

Charity @ http://atallshipandastar.blogspot.com

Katherine Fischer said...

looks like a fairy tale!!!

Lacey in the City said...

Sara is one of my faves! Her life is beautiful, and her words are so well chosen!

Betsy said...

yay - love it when my fave bloggers come together :)

Caroline said...

Ultimate love story... I love hearing about all of these wonderful bloggers!

Sara Louise said...

Thanks for having me Nicole! :)

miss b said...

Lovely little real-life story!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

If you love Provence or sparkling wit you can't go wrong over at Sara Louise's!
Enjoy Madrid, Nicole!

Lost in Provence said...

Hooray! I could hear this story over and over again--who doesn't? A love story with a happy ending! *sniff, sniff* :)

Sara, you are awesome.
Good Luck with your move, Nicole--what an exciting adventure you have in front of you!!

Debby Steele said...

Hi Nicole & Sara! How cute is Sara. I think I could love a man that didn't speak my language - that way he couldn't say anything stupid! Hee hee. Such a great guest post. Sara makes me want to move to her little village. xo

Aidan said...

There's no one like Sara. Her humor is only matched by her straight talking friendship. Oh, and her life is dreamy.

Have fun in Spain Nicole. I'm sure you'll have your own tales to tell.