Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Later (continuing from yesterday's post), we headed out to the village of Grafton where I took no pictures of either the lovely old inn where we had lunch, nor the nicely plated lunch. Neither did I take any pictures of Ste Anne's Spa, a place I was wanting to see and where I've often thought would be a wonderfully decadent place to spend a few hundred dollars if I had nothing else needing my money. Sometimes, I'm just enjoying the moment and not thinking of future blog posts. Sorry.

However, we did go to an old canning factory that now looks nothing like any factory ever. It was built in 1904 and during the next 50 years until it was closed, thousands of pounds of produce were processed. Only one of the factory buildings and one barn remain as it all became derelict until a couple of years ago.

Now it is the sparsely decorated weekend home of a couple of designers and a weekday showroom of designer furniture.

with a spa bathroom to die for

(this would be the juliette balcony where you see the woman in the top picture)


  1. I remember, back in January of this year, a friend challenged me to go drive in a place I had never been before. She stipulated that I take no camera and I couldn't turn on my phone to use that camera. I was to be completely in the moment about what I saw. Now, six months later, I remember, as clearly as if it were yesterday, what those two hours entailed. Sometimes, we just have to disconnect from everything to really get something.

    1. Yes, I know exactly what you mean. There was a period when I was travelling without a camera, and I can probably remember more of what I saw (and how it felt to see it) than I could of the pictures I might have taken.

    2. Lovely views from those windows curtains or blinds in the bathroom.....I don't care if they ARE out in the country....

  2. The really odd thing about this conversion was the bedroom - a windowless space the size of a large walk-in closet tucked between the luxurious spa bathroom and the rest of the open area. that's where the privacy begins!

  3. Wow, what a place.. Love that wide open space with hardly a thing in it. Thinking space.

  4. Looks like a fantastic house; very pretty!

  5. WOW! This looks like a wonderful place.


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