Posted on 1 Comment

Why organize your home

There are moments your life will be on a roll and everything will be great. But that might not be the case all the time.

You might be in a moment in life where not everything is great and on a roll. That are the moments it might be difficult to realise you can not control everything. So is great to have control over some things that you can control. You how neat and organized your own house is.

There will be those moments you need to feel incontrol of something. andthen something as simple as a clean house or reorganized house could be a solution. No need to change he whole house but just keeping it clean and keeping it organized can help.
It give back that sense of control that you feel you have lost.
a few things that are great to organize at such a moment are:

  • bookcase
  • kitchen cubards
  • wardrobe

These are spaces that can easily be clutterd with a lot of unused stuff that fills the space. Even though it does not give you any joy. If that is the case the item should go. Do not keep things just to fill a space in your wardrobe. It is better to have a wardrobe that is a lot more empty but all the things in it give you joy and you love to wear and use. Then a wardrobe that is full of things but makes you feel like you have nothing to wear.

When you need to throw it out:

  • When you haven’t used it in a long time
  • When it doesn’t give you joy

Posted on Leave a comment

Château et Jardins de Canon

Château et Jardins de Canon, a family château like no other.

During our holiday in Normandie, we went here.

It was beautiful, the house was not as big as I thought. When we walked into the house it was a lot smaller than expected. But the best thing about is the garden anyway so it did not really matter.

 

DSC_0094The start

You start the tour from the south farm. In this farm, you come across the vegetable garden, the bread oven, orangery, cider press, and a bees’ yard.

 

Then you walk to the vase grove. There are various species. The name comes from the design of its paths in the shape of a vase.

After the vase grove, you walk along a lane towards the temple of the mourner. It was built in 1783 in a neo-classical style. J.B. Élie de Beaumont designed in memory of his beloved late wife.

If you are in a wheelchair you might want to skip the wild walk. But you can walk to the ornamental pond. where you have a beautiful view of the château. The pond is the home of carps, trout, roaches, swans, eels, and ducks.

 

Into the woods

When you walk into the woods towards the grand canal you come across a beautiful little waterfall. A little walk along the canal in the shade. You will end up at the chines pavilion that was built in 1781. And underwent restoration work in 2017.

Then my personal favourite part of the garden was the chartreuses. Eleven closed gardens which were called “Fruitiers”. The purpose of these gardens was the grow various kinds of fruit.

DSC_0151

Back to the house

At the Rosiers’ Hall, you mind find some festivities that take place there. This was made to balance out the south farms on the other side.

Then you stand in front of the château. If you go in your mind understand what I meant with “the house was not as big as I thought.” Not that the house is small. It just looked bigger on the outside.

 

 

I do recommend this if you are in the neighborhood.