Saturday, 12 February 2011

In Front of a Few More Closed Doors!

How I wish I could see behind closed doors; I get more and more curious!!!  All of these doors were seen around La Rochefoucauld.


At least I got a look in at the hairdresser next door here!

Today I had yet another big surprise. I am once more a winner, so this must have been my lucky week.  I am now living in hope that a  third win may pop up and that will be the lottery!  LOL wishful thinking!  I am delighted though with this win  from Quay Po Cooks and I am now the very happy owner of earrings and a bangle.  I will take photos and show you all when they arrive.  
Please take time out to visit Quay Po Cooks,, they have an excellent cookery blog which has many varied recipes from Western to Oriental.  In her own words "Before I was married to my "Quaylo" (Guaylo) husband, I did not know how to bake or cook. Subsequently I learned some baking and cooking Western cuisine from him, and providing his food for him launched an interest in cooking in general."

64 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your win! I had a look at the website link and the food looks delicious. I love the doors you've photographed. There are a lot of unique ones pictured here.

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  2. Thanks Joyful, I am getting a bit low on picture of doors now so will have to go door hunting again :) I am really thrilled to have won home made earrings and a bracelet and am realy looking forward to receiving them. Diane

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  3. How wonderful :-) yes it would be great to get a lottery win too :-)..

    Love the photos too, such a lot of interesting doors in France .. yes wonder what is behing them!! take care anne xo

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  4. Aren't wins fun? I guess we are wired for all this, and for surprises, like these lovely doors you're showing us. Thank you.

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  5. What is it about beautiful doors. I love them as well and find myself waiting outside them on the off-chance that somebody will come out and I can catch a glimpse of what is beyond. Sometimes, if they're slightly open, I'll even give them a push so I can check it out. Often what is waiting on the other side is not nearly as wonderful as the door itself! I too checked out the link. It looks wonderful...I'm going to try her lemon curd this weekend.

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  6. I love the second photo with the two different doors side by side! Great shots!

    Congrats on your win! I hope you are getting your third win soon..hehe! I have been quite lucky with many wins myself. I am so late on posting everything lateley! Looking forward to seeing the pics of your latest win!

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  7. How nice to win again. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the rule of threes actually had a lottery in store for you :-). I love the old doors and it appears that one of them has an entry for animals in it's bottom right side. Too, too funny. Have a wonderful day, Diane. Blessings...Mary

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  8. You are having a run of good luck !! Well done !!

    I love doors and windows too. They fascinate me - I always want to know what is inside. Often when you do get a glimpse it is such a surprise - either far more opulent or much more impoverished than you expect.

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  9. Anne if only we had a lottery win, but it needs to be at least 5 numbers! I am not greedy much as I would be happy with 6 figures LOL. Take care. Diane xx

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  10. rosaria, thanks so much for your visit, you are right these wins have really cheered me up no end especially when I never win anything normally:) Diane

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  11. Delana, you are right, quite often what you find behind those doors is totally different to what you might expect!!! Mmmmmm I also thought that lemon curd looked good. Diane

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  12. Lyndsey, yes the second photo was also my favourite. Diane

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  13. Mary I keep hoping! Maybe the rule of threes just may continue with the lottery, at least I have a ticket :)) Take care. Diane

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  14. Jean I have fingers crossed that the good luck will continue LOL. I agree those doors often are a big surprise if you get to take a look behind them. Diane

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  15. Lovely doors!
    They always intrigue and fascinate me!
    I am sorry for the bad luck you had in the Blue Mountains! But as I said in one of the 3 articles, the weather changes fast, there!
    Have a great evening, Diane!

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  16. Thanks Noushka, at least we did get to see everything in the Blue Mountains even if it was all in a mad rush on the last day :) Diane

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  17. I too want to have a good old nosey poke around each and every one of those doors. xx

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  18. Diane what is it they say? Curiosity killed the cat! Good job I am not a cat LOL. Diane

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  19. Congratulations on the win Diane, I also have a fascination with doors, as I think you have already noticed on my BW post today.

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  20. Belas fotos...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  21. Hi Lindy, yes that is a lovely door knob. I just wish I could peer through the key holes of some of these doors LOL. Diane

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  22. Fernando Santos, Cumprimentos. Obrigado por seus comentários. Diane

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  23. Those are lovely doors - I'm like you - would love to peek inside!!

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  24. Congratulations Diane! For a lady who said she never wins, you are on a streak! Love the pictures of the doors. It reminds me of sitting and people watching. I will be looking at doors a little closer now.

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  25. Oh how lovely Diane, I so love your pictures of doors as you know. You are going back to France soon so you will have to take many more to building up your library and then share with us. Congrats on winning as well, how fun :-)

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  26. Winning is indeed fun, and I think the adage goes that third time is a charm. For me winning anytime is a charm.
    Congrats and look forward to pictures of your prizes.

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  27. Love your first signs of Spring photo! It's a breath of fresh air to me! What a wonderful collection of door designs! I also photograph doors and patios in my travels. These doors surely open to a beautiful interior as well I always imagine. Thanks for sharing this fabulous post Diane!!!

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  28. I'll take door #36.

    I certainly can appreciate a good door but am not particularly curious about what's on the other side. However, if I can see another road from the one I'm on, I want to be there.

    Congrats on your win. Good luck with the lottery.

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  29. Those are some lovely doors. I just moved into a new place, with lovely, 1920's glass knobs on all the doors (even the closets) so I'm quite interested in doors at the moment.
    And congrats on winning!

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  30. Cate, I am glad I am not the only one that is inquisitive! Diane

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  31. Linda I have to say I am amazed that I have won two things within a week of each other. Sadly the lottery this weekend did not live up to expectations :( Maybe next weekend! My mother could sit for hours and watch people and she used to come up with some fantastic stories with her vivid imagination! Diane

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  32. Dolly I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to my return :)))) It will take me a while to sort the house and the garden out and then I can get out on my bike with the camera. I also have to get the phone and the internet reconnected. Take care. Diane

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  33. Mya, no lottery win this weekend but maybe next week, I live in hopes LOL. Diane

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  34. michelangelo the two things that fascinate me are doors and wells, some of the latter look so well looked after, while others so derelict.
    We saw masses of snowdrops yesterday by the sides of the road and several crocuses as well. As you say it is like a breath of fresh air. Diane

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  35. Gaelyn I agree #36 is the best of these doors. I am just an inquisitive person and I also always want to try out little lanes and small roads that look as if they may be of interest. Always a problem on the bike though, once I have done several miles down them only to find I have to return back from where I came from!!! Diane

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  36. Indie.Tea your door knobs sound fantastic. Things like that just make a home a little different and gives some extra interest. Diane

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  37. Hi Diane. Thanks so much for visiting my blog - great to hear of your African connections, and that my blog posts bring back memories for you!

    I love your door photos, and the summary of your year since starting your blog! I will be back to catch up on more..

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  38. Karen I just love you blog and while reading it I dream of what used to be :))) Diane

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  39. I especially like the shot with the two very different doors side by side.

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  40. JM I have to agree that is by far my most favourite photo. Diane

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  41. Congratulations! I have my fingers crossed for you!
    You know that I love your doors very much. You have a wonderful,fascinating collection of them.

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  42. Thanks Olga, no wins this weekend but maybe next week LOL. Diane

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  43. Actually - you have won Dolly Dimple!!!!!! I can't believe your luck!! You had better buy a lottery ticket! Let me know your address. XXXXXXXX

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  44. Congratulations on winning! I hope it is the lottery next time!! :)
    This section on doors...fabulous!! What is going on behind them?
    Ann

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  45. And what gorgeous and detailed doors they are!

    Ps. Well done on your achievement!

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  46. Beautiful doors, I especially love the scrollwork in that second picture. A huge congrats on your win, Diane!

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  47. Diane for someone who never wins anything normally I seem to have had an amzing run of luck. I am thrilled to have won Dolly Dimple and I thank your daughter for pulling my name out of the bag :)))
    Thank you so very much I am thrilled. Diane xx

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  48. Ann well the third win has appeared in the form of Dolly Dimple from Diane's blog. I will do a post on her when I receive DD.
    Yep what is going on behind those doors? Diane

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  49. Brittany, I have become more and more fascinated with doors and there are some interesting ones in France. I have just had my third win as you will see in my next blog, what a run of luck! Diane

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  50. Thanks Faith and now the 3rd win has just appeared. Nor sure where all the luck has suddenly come from :) Diane

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  51. What a great post. I love doors but have never thought to take pictures of them - great idea.

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  52. I love the details on buildings, including the doors. Those are the personality of the structure!

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  53. Hey there Diane. Congrats on your win. Hope lucky trois comes your way, lol. I read a few of your previous posts too. Congrats on your first year anniversary and for all you have achieved. You have so much to share.

    I'm beginning to plan my next trip to the lovely Paris/France. The Dordogne I think this time. So exciting.

    Have you ever checked out my Paris blog?

    Pichets in Paris

    Denise:)

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  54. Congratulations on your win! I love doors too, and would spend a lot of time looking at them all over the world.

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  55. L'Aussie, thanks for the link to your Paris blog, I will be keeping a close watch on it and hope you have a good trip to Paris. When do you plan on going? Diane

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  56. Taste of Beirut they always intrigue me and I love takeing photos of them. I will be on the hunt for more when I return to the Charente next month. Diane

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  57. Pam, the more you look around the more doors of interest there seem to be. Doors and wells are the two things which seem to have got my interest. Diane

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  58. Margie you are right details, doors and windows give building so much character and personality. Diane

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  59. Hi Diane, nice blog you have. Thanks for stopping by Stone Art's Blog and leaving a comment. Always nice to meet someone who shares a passion for stone.

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  60. Stone Art's Blog, thanks for the visit. Stone is amazing and looks so beautiful in different light, wet and dry. It fascinates me. Diane

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  61. Wow those are some interesting door designs!

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  62. chubskulit, there are some great doors around :-) Diane

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  63. Oh how I agree...you know how I love houses here in France. I so want to peek inside the many beautiful doors. Interesting as they do seem to be different region to region. I could spend days taking photos of doors and shutters, who could forget the shutters.

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  64. Mrs M you are right each region has its own style and oh how I want to peek in!! I still do not know why there are no shutters in the UK. If we planned on staying here I would have put shutters on our windows. :) Diane

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