▷ The Chateau Diaries 114: A Lockdown Easter at Lalande!

It’s Easter at the chateau!!! And, in sprite of the lockdown preventing our huge annual Easter party, we celebrated this beautiful festival of springtime and renewal 🥚🐣🐥

It’s one of my favourite times of the year – we turn the fountain on as a symbol that Lalande is OPEN for the season ahead, the wildflowers are bursting into life, and our bluebell wood turns into fairyland. We celebrate our Easter Egg hunt there, and enjoy a sumptuous Easter lunch afterwards 🐰


A very special thank you to all of you who have become Patrons of the Chateau de Lalande. As you can imagine, your help means more to me now than ever. Because of you, I’ll be able to keep living at Lalande and making videos even though our chambres d’hotes income has been decimated by the coronavirus. I’ve been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity, On behalf of this beautiful chateau that will continue to survive and flourish because of you, thank you!!! If you’re interested in become a Patron of The Chateau Diaries, click here: https://www.patreon.com/thechateaudiaries


  1. Anna Fotheringham

    What a delight ! What a magical Easter from blue bells , bunnies in the Forrest to lemon meringue pie !! Thank you for sharing , would it be possible for you to post the recipe of the lamb ? Happy Easter 🐣


    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful….Gorgeous table, food and people to share it with. A lovely Easter. The Easter Egg Hunt looked like soooo much fun!

  3. Lesley Keir

    from the Bluebell Poem by Anne Bronte

    A fine and subtle spirit dwells
    In every little flower,
    Each one its own sweet feeling breathes
    With more or less of power.
    There is a silent eloquence
    In every wild bluebell
    That fills my softened heart with bliss
    That words could never tell.

  4. Roisin Ballinger

    These vlogs mean so much to me at this awful time. This dreadful virus has touched our family with devastating consequences. Thank you for these little moments of light and beauty 💖

  5. Sevahn Merian

    God bless your Chateau and all of the beautiful people who inhabit it. You have made me love life by watching you enjoy every moment of yours. I hope I learn from you and become a better human being as a result of finding you and your lovely LaLande.

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