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  1. Angela
    4th December 2021 @ 4:47 pm

    Thanks A gazillion, Beth, for this fabulous blog! I would have needed one of those 🧺 to stash some munchies and some keepsakes! What an amazing place.
    And still, Happy Birthday!
    With many more to follow to explore other “unreal” glorious places! 💕

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    • Beth Haslam
      4th December 2021 @ 6:04 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the blog, Angela! Ha ha, we could have done with some snacks too. It really was a very, very steep climb – so worth it, though! And thank you for your kind wishes too. As always, Jack did me proud. 🙂 x

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      • Shirley Read-Jahn
        6th December 2021 @ 6:50 am

        What a haha, forgive the pun, heavenly place to spend your birthday! So glad Jack went with you but yes, you must return for what must be delightful shopping, aside from seeing those stupendous views and architecture once more. And I, too, love the French shutters.

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      • Shirley Read-Jahn
        6th December 2021 @ 6:51 am

        What a haha, forgive the pun, heavenly place to spend your birthday! So glad Jack went with you but yes, you must return for what must be delightful shopping, aside from seeing those stupendous views and architecture once more. And I, too, love the French shutters. Oh, and I see Val said it was heavenly, too!

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        • Beth Haslam
          10th December 2021 @ 7:47 am

          Heh heh heh, everyone loves Cordes, Shirley, even Jack! I’ll definitely return soon for a detailed mooch around all those shops. It truly is a heavenly place to visit! 😀

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  2. Val
    4th December 2021 @ 9:58 pm

    What a fabulous post and a wonderful place to spend your birthday, Beth, and well done Jack for braving the climb! I suppose you only got away with that because it was your special day! 😂
    Cordes du Ciel looks divine, heavenly even, which makes its name quite appropriate!

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:59 am

      Thanks so much for reading my yarn, Val, you’re absolutely right about the name, it really is up there in the skies. Ha ha, yep, you’ve got it. Jack denied to deigned go because it was ‘my day’! 😀 xx

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  3. Sue Johnson
    5th December 2021 @ 1:27 am

    What a fabulous day! Such a stunning town. As always your description was delightful and I felt I was there with you. Happy birthday 💐🥂

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  4. Sue Johnson
    5th December 2021 @ 1:34 am

    Happy birthday Beth, what a delightful way to celebrate it! That is a stunning town and your description, as always, brought it to life. So pleased you are still able to enjoy France despite Covid. Thank you for sharing. 🥂💐

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    • Sue Johnson
      5th December 2021 @ 1:40 am

      Sorry, didn’t mean to comment twice but my first comment wasn’t accepted but then it appeared! I really do struggle with technology, that’s another thing I admire about you! I’m not sure how you manage to look after your beautiful estate, all your gorgeous animals and write as much and as well as you do.

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      • Beth Haslam
        10th December 2021 @ 7:57 am

        Don’t give it a second thought, Sue, I’m very grateful to you for making the effort to reply. I struggle like mad with technology, so have great sympathy with anyone in the same boat! It’s true that we don’t have all that much downtime, but that’s no problem, having the privilege of living here makes it all worthwhile.
        As for Cordes, I’m so glad you enjoyed the virtual visit. It truly is a magical place. 🙂

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  5. Annemarie Rawson
    5th December 2021 @ 7:24 am

    Thanks so much, Beth for the wonderful memories. I love Cordes. It was only 25 mins from where we were living. The climb up the old and worn cobbles is so worth it. Hope Jack made a quick recovery! 😂😂

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:54 am

      Gosh yes, of course, Annemarie! I’m glad you saw the post and so happy it brought back happy memories. And as for Jack? Yep…kinda! 😀

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  6. Stephanie Parker McKean
    5th December 2021 @ 7:54 am

    Brilliant, as always! Fascinating and humorous. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing!

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:53 am

      Bless you, for these kindest comments, Stephanie, I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour. 🙂

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  7. Kathryn Gauci
    5th December 2021 @ 11:39 am

    Loved this, Beth. A wonderful place and well worth the walk.

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:52 am

      That’s so kind of you, Kathryn, thank you. Cordes is a fabulous place, you’d love it! 🙂

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  8. Diane Sharp
    5th December 2021 @ 1:34 pm

    Thanks Beth once again for some fabulous photos. What an amazing place. Its my kinda day out too. Poor Jack, but he did great keeping up. Happy Birthday x

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:51 am

      Oh, you’re very welcome, Diane, I’m grateful to you for reading it. I know, bless him, Jack did brilliantly and barely grumped at all. Mind you, it was ‘my day’! 😀 xx

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  9. adrian sturrock
    5th December 2021 @ 2:12 pm

    Nice story, beautiful photos, great looking place. En enjoyable read. Thank you. x

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:50 am

      Thanks so much for reading the yarn, Adrian! 🙂

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  10. Jean Henrickson
    5th December 2021 @ 11:36 pm

    Hello Beth I loved your wonderful
    descriptions of Cordes sur Ciel! The photos were fascinating and your marvellous wry humour directed at Jack, was such fun! Another excellent Beth Haslam blog. Thank you and Happy Christmas to you and Jack.

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:50 am

      Thanks so much, Jean, you are very kind. Cordes has a certain magic about it I had been dying to share with you. I’ll be back again soon. Merry Christmas to you all too. xx

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  11. Lisette Brodey
    6th December 2021 @ 6:03 am

    Beth:

    What a gorgeous post! This town is an absolute treasure! I can understand why you’d been wanting to see it.

    The building with the archway, I see a face — as if the building is screaming. Or is that just me and my pareidolia?

    Thank you for taking us through this exquisite town!

    xx LIsette

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:49 am

      Gosh, thank you so much, Lisette, I’m so glad you enjoyed the visit. Ooh, well, you might be right about the face through the archway. After all, Cordes has seen centuries of turmoil! xx

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  12. Debbie
    6th December 2021 @ 7:23 am

    Wow what an amazing place – so interesting and a perfect way to celebrate your birthday 🥂🎂

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:46 am

      It really was, Debbie. Cordes is a place I have wanted to visit for ages. And now, of course, I can’t wait to return! 😀

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  13. Liesbet
    7th December 2021 @ 8:08 am

    What a wonderful read, Beth! I enjoyed the climb with you and the beautiful photos. Definitely a must-see town and worth the huffing and puffing to reach the top and see it all! 🙂

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    • Beth Haslam
      10th December 2021 @ 7:45 am

      Thank you so much, Liesbet. It was a hike, but you’re right but definitely worth the climb! 😀

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