One of the most loveable people I know <3
I´ve decided I want to do a few regular posts from now on, starting with writing about the people in my life who inspires me. I thought I would tell you about Stephanie Jarvis.
When I booked my ticket to France I never imagined meeting someone like Stephanie. It all started in Norwich, September last year. I had moved to the Uk and was staying with family while I was looking for a job. I had a vague plan, I was going to settle down in Norwich and find a job, which never happened. Instead, I signed up for workaway and before I knew it, I was sitting on a flight to Limoges. I remember being so excited about getting the opportunity to stay and live in a chateau. Stephanie´s chateau!
Now, after almost 5 months of living with this remarkable and hilarious woman, I feel the time has come to tell you about her. Stephanie bought Chateau de la Lande almost 14 years ago with her ex-boyfriend. Since then she has renovated and decorated the chateau, whilst also living a fun and admirable life.
So, here is why I love being around Stephanie:
<3 She loves robes
and she wears them more than you wear your office shirt. Stephanie has a good collection of beautiful robes. She always looks stunning coming down for her morning tea, even if she´s just woken up and hasn´t looked in the mirror. Yes, she is that girl!
<3 so dam polite
I guess being British has something to do with it. She is always so polite, even if I break her porcelain. Haha. Sometimes I swear she pretends that she doesn’t hear the glass hit the floor. (Not that I break that much….)
<3 Easy to please
She always has the biggest smile and sweetest face. When I give her a cup of tea in bed, or just when she talks to her mother on the phone. A piece of chocolate or an avocado toast could solve world problems.
<3 Incredible fun
I think our age difference is around 16 years, but I rarely think about it. Stephanie is so fun and giggly that I sometimes think she is younger than me.
<3 She is a romantic fairytale lover
From an early age, Stephanie decided that she wanted to live in a castle, and now she does. She loves all the epic fun that comes with a chateau life and so does all of her friends. If prince charming came riding in on a white horse, all would be well.
<3 She keeps surprising me
Stephanie is so incredibly smart, compassionate and dedicated. She always seems to impress me, whether it´s jumpstarting a car, singing opera, playing the piano or driving the tractor.
<3 Happy when upset
Sometimes when Stephanie says she is in a bad mood she has the lightest and cutest voice. It´s hard to believe she´s actually sad!
She is one incredibly patient woman, especially with other people. The other day she sat in the car waiting for me to finish some food shopping. I think I was gone for hours!
<3 Ambitious as hell
If there´s one thing that I adore about people, it´s ambition. There is something about people that have that extra gear and determination to reach their dreams. Stephanie is one of those people.
Love, Marie xx