I sometimes wonder what it is about a blog that makes me want to review it.
Of course, if that blog covers my main interests of Citroen 2CVs, Lingerie, Wild Mushroom hunting and food in general (I live a very quiet life and I don’t get out much!) then all the better but, unfortunately there are precious few blogs like that these days (I think their owners were all rounded up and taken away to places where they, and the rest of society, would be more comfortable?)
But with this blog, I knew instinctively that I had to review it!
I mean, just look at the header (the picture at the top of the page); how could I not review Sally’s Chateau?
Now, it has to be said that Sally doesn’t own a Citroen 2CV. In fact, she doesn’t even mention that icon of French style anywhere in her blog that goes all the way back to September 2006.
Never mind because Sally does have a rather nice Classic 1951 Riley Car called “The Grand Duchess!”Now, not a lot of people know this but…. the Riley RMB is quite a rare and delicious beast. Only 6900 were produced (at MG’s Abingdon works.) The RMB had a 2.5L engine which produced 100bhp (for the 1951 model) and was capable of 95MPH. The Citroen 2CV, on the other hand…. started life with a 375cc engine and progressed to a mighty 602cc twin cylinder beast of an engine which produced all of 33bhp (the 1970’s model) and had a frighteningly top speed of 63mph!
But, moving swiftly on….
Sadly, there are no Lingerie articles on Sally’s Chateau – perhaps Sally didn’t want to risk being one of those people who were all rounded up and taken away to places where they, and the rest of society, would be more comfortable? So, I had to make do with some Wishful Thinking and a glimpse of Sally’s Little Black Dress! Tant Pis!
So, where does Sally live? Well, take a look at these sunflowers here. Does that give you a clue?
It’s certainly not Bognor (nor Basingstoke or Birmingham!), is it?
The one post that really sums up this blog (for me, at least), is the one about Dimanche Matin.
There’s some pretty damn good cooking stuff as well; from Flambéd Quail, Les Creuset Sets and so much more besides… to The World’s Best Pork Pie!
Now personally, I think that I’m going to try and avoid asking Sally why she calls her son 2b and her daughter The Small Cross One. But, don’t let that stop you should you decide to pay a visit to Sally’s Chateau – let me know the answer, please.
All the best