Week 7 Ashley and Laurie Linkup

Week 7 ? So where did week 6 disappear to? I think an apology may be due to you and Laurie, because I missed week 6 of our linkup.

No excuses allowed! I simply ‘wimped out’ after returning from a week away in Marrakech and thinking I could catch up overnight duh!

It was not to be…flights were delayed and roads were closed which meant a very late flight and an even later arrival home…


Week 7 Ashley and Laurie Linkup


Oh where oh where does the time go? So how was your week?

Week 7 My week last week:

The good:

I had a fabulous time in Marrakech!

Did you know Yves St Laurent and his long term partner Pierre Bergere had a holiday home there? I had no idea but after visiting their garden ‘Le Majorelle’ I can see where so much of his inspiration and style came from…look at the colours in these pics from my visit:


le Jardin Majorelle Week 7 Ashley and Laurie Linkup


le Jardin Majorelle Week 7 Ashley and Laurie Linkup


On the 19th of October a new Museum was opened to celebrate his life and times in Marrakech, unfortunately we were at home by this time…but I plan on visiting the Paris Museum very soon next year!

The bad:

The tiredness you get from travelling when older!

I love my sleep but early mornings, late nights, extreme heat and the hustle and bustle of a new country do not make for peaceful bedfellows?


Week 7 Ashley and Laurie Linkup


The colours of Marrakech took my breath away!

The Ugly

Pure and simple it was the poverty.

Marrakech is a but a mere three hour flight away from my home and although I have travelled the world many times over, I never ever get used to the  poverty endured by so many people on this planet that we share…what more can I say?

Featured posts from week 6

Onto brighter news, I had a little peep at last week’s linkup and decided on these two posts to feature:

Week 7 Ashley and Laurie Linkup

I loved The Mutton years Scarf  ( she is having a no spend october!) and I loved the Story and the sentiment behind Sharing a Journey’s post you must read it and say hi from me?

Pop over to lauries blog and see who she chose from last week?

Come and Join us for Week 7 of the #AshleyandLaurieLinkup ?


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 When and where:

Every Thursday launching from 7am, on both our blogs.


Any post on any subject you like from the last week. Instagram pics welcome too! (Please note your links are added are in random order.)


  1. You will discover new blogs to read and other people can discover your blog too. Win win!
  2. Laurie and I will each pick someone to feature each week from the week before, on both our blogs.
  3. It’s going to be lots of fun.


Link-up Etiquette

“We dont like rules, anything goes… play nice and be polite” 

However, because you are getting two links for the price of one, all we ask is that you leave a comment on both our blogs?  Afterall you wouldn’t go to a party and ignore the host now would you?


Love to know what you have been up to this week! so do leave me a comment?

You can read last weeks news here

So what are you waiting for? lets linkup people!


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bestest wishes to you and yours…

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  1. 22/10/2017 / 20:46

    Thank you so much for picking me Ashley. My no spend October is making the month so long but I am discovering the housekeeping pot. Yes, it’s amazing how there is so much poverty on the doorstep of the touristy areas. I saw that in Bangkok.

    • 23/10/2017 / 13:32

      Hello You are so welcome I love the idea of a no spend october I am a little late to the party, but privately I am cutting the ‘frills’ and getting back to basics!
      Thank you doe the inspiration!
      Ashley x

  2. 19/10/2017 / 19:26

    Thank you for hosting!

    • 20/10/2017 / 11:46

      Hi Nancy you are so welcome thank you for joining in!
      best wishes
      Ashley x

  3. 19/10/2017 / 16:07

    Great photos! The deep colours, and the composition…
    Yes, poverty is one of those things we never get used to seeing, either when travelling or in our own backyards.

    • 19/10/2017 / 17:51

      So True Tiina we live in affluent country and I take it all for granted until I see it face to face!
      Thank you for the compliment on my pics!
      bestest Ashley x

  4. 19/10/2017 / 14:08

    Those colors are gorgeous!

  5. jodie
    19/10/2017 / 13:25

    What an amazing trip, I bet, Ashley!!
    And your photos are incredible, but it is sad to see so much poverty!!
    We love traveling, but we always say we know we are getting old, because we are so exhausted afterwards!!

    • 19/10/2017 / 14:51

      Hi Jodie You said it, we think we are invincible until the tiredness sets in!
      thanks for joining the link up and your lovely comment!
      bestest Ashley x

  6. 19/10/2017 / 11:47

    Such beautiful photos, Ashley! The colors are so fabulous. It is hard to imagine that such poverty exists in such a beautiful place. It is that strange dichotomy of life and it is so heartbreaking. Welcome back and I hope you have gotten enough rest!


    • 19/10/2017 / 12:03

      Hi Shelbee
      great to see you on here again, thank you for the compliment on my photos (i am trying hard to improve them)
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  7. 19/10/2017 / 08:26

    Hi Ashley, glad you had a good time in Marrakech, some great shots, and I hope you’re back on track from tiredness. x Jacqui

    • 19/10/2017 / 11:39

      Hi Jacqui
      Im slowly getting there who knew having so much fun could be so tiring?
      Thanks for joining the link up!
      Ashley x