My Captured Moment, Me and Mine May 2016, Chateau Ratilly

As we pulled up outside Chateau De Ratilly last week, the first of our castle visits there was only one word wow. Seriously this Chateau is the place of dreams, like something out of a Disney film.

I knew immediately this was where we would capture May’s Me and Mine photos, but in true Christie tradition Jack was not in the mood for a family photo, however this was the last day off the month so it had to be today. Persistence paid off and I got my tripod out of the car to get set up. All the while, Jack huffing and puffing and moaning at how embarrassing I was ha ha.

 Me and Mine May 2016, Chateau Ratilly

I am not quite sure what he was embarrassed about, it was deserted, there had just been the most terrible rain shower and the castle entrance for quiet, anyhow, I got them all lined up desperate to get my shots in this most stunning location before the rain returned.

At this stage I have to say I was feeling a bit giddy, I could not wait to get into theChateau. Fortunately the rain stayed away long enough. Its funny but as much as Jack moans about doing stuff like this he soon cheers up once we all start piling together, and trying to huddle in to get the shot. I think its more the thought of it sometimes.

 Me and Mine May 2016, Chateau Ratilly

As I look back at these photos they remind me what an incredible week we had, the beautiful people we met. To be honest every time I think back to our time in France I feel a bit emotional it really was that special. Burgundy is a place of which I will always carry a tiny bit of in my heart. And most definitely a somewhere we will re-visit. We visited during what I can only describe as biblical weather, the worse rain the region has seen in May for 100 years, and yet we still fell in love with it. You can’t not.

 Me and Mine May 2016, Chateau Ratilly

And as we walked up the path towards Chateau De Ratilly I was happy that I could relax I had my little family shot of us all in France. On Sunday I will share the rest of my photos from the Castle because wow this is one very beautiful Chateau.

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20 Comments

  1. 9th June 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Sarah I love your photos and yes, my son huffs and puffs and protests too! This chateau looks absolutely amazing, I want to go! Can’t wait to read more about it xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th June 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Julia it was incredible you would love it, I think i am getting used to Jacks huffing and puffing grrr x

  2. 9th June 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful place. I hope you had an amazing time! Jemma #MyCapturedMoment

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th June 2016 / 8:31 pm

      Ah thanks Jemma we had a wonderful time, loved every second we spent in France x

  3. 10th June 2016 / 4:57 am

    Hi Sarah, what a magnificent looking place to visit. I half expect to see a ghostly figure in the back ground. And I think the weather adds a little something to the photos, if it was bright and sunny it wouldn’t have looked so atmospheric. My lot are past cajoling into family photos, it’s like a sad circus act!

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th June 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Ha ha. its so hard now and will only get harder but I aim to persist, France was stunning Debbie we visited some incredible places it was a trip of a lifetime x

  4. 10th June 2016 / 10:39 am

    That looks like a stunning place to go 🙂 I think kids have a habit of saying their parents are embarrassing when they get to a certain age! Mine does it at aged 9!! Lovely photos x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th June 2016 / 8:34 pm

      I suppose it comes with the territory Victoria! And thank you x

  5. 10th June 2016 / 11:43 am

    I think huffs and puffs come with the teen territory, but at least you are blessed with a smile at the end. I just get a scowl from mine lol. The chateau really does look like a Disney castle, and looking forward to seeing more pictures of it. Beautiful shots as always Sarah x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th June 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Tracey I have some gorgeous pictures of it, it is just stunning and yes you are probably right x

  6. 10th June 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Such lovely pictures Sarah, the Chateau looks gorgeous. Oh no poor Jack he has lost his pleasing his mum mojo, it will soon come back I am sure ha! A lovely captured moment xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      10th June 2016 / 8:38 pm

      I hope so Lisa, he is so lovely but can be a grump at times, and yes the Chateau was gorgeous, so magical x

  7. 10th June 2016 / 10:38 pm

    These pictures are stunning – I hope you had a fab time xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      12th June 2016 / 8:50 am

      Natalie I had a wonderful time, such a beautiful place x

  8. 12th June 2016 / 9:42 am

    What a beautiful setting for your Me and Mine picture, it is so pretty! I was delighted to actually get 2 pictures of all five of us together while away on holiday! Hope you have a lovely week xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      13th June 2016 / 8:46 pm

      I know Kirsty it was breathtaking there, there are so many beautiful places in the world aren’t there? x

  9. 14th June 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Sarah this castle looks amazing and totally suitable for any Disney princess. Poppy’s always the same with us, not wanting her picture taken, she drives me mad!

    Well done on getting your family portrait done – just in time too.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      14th June 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Its hard pinning them down to a photo sometimes isn’t it, and then other days he doesn’t mind it drives me mad x

  10. 15th June 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Looks lovely! 🙂

    xoxo

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      16th June 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you x

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