Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Half-term Holidays in Brittany

On Friday 27th May, we took the kids out of school for their last day before half-term holidays, and took the Euro-tunnel to Bel-Air, the house in France. We had the place to ourselves for all of half-term, and had fantastic weather all week (just one cloudy day). The first couple of days, apart from a trip to Super U, we stayed at home and just soaked in the surroundings and sunshine... it was bliss!
The kids happy to be reunited with their bikes! Harry asked me to take this picture of his.
This picture just reminds me of sitting in the back garden feeling happy and relaxed and warm!
At the 'Cuttlefish Beach'
I took some hand-quilting with me, and Harry asked if he could do some too... he made a (very) mini quilt for his ratty.
One day we went to Dinan, and tried to head down to the river. We did get there eventually, but after a very circuitous route via another town, and along a towpath with amazing trees...
Finding ourselves on top of an ancient monument whilst still slightly lost.
Finally there!!
The next day (Wednesday 1st June) we went to 'the bouncy castle place'. Plently of fun on the go-karts as usual, and also checking out the park's new additions.
On Thursday we went to the beach at Sarzeau.
And in the evening a walk in our favourite wood.
Friday, we had a quick run around Josselin, including a timed run up  the clock tower! (And yet another picture of this view!)
The surfing beach. Not very big waves, but Scott and I managed to get up on the boards, and the kids had a great time bodyboarding.
Saturday - we went off on a bikeride with a picnic in my trusty bike basket... another blissful time in the countryside.
Made smores on our last evening.
On Sunday 5th June we drove home. We spent 11 and a half hours in the car (couldn't believe it was actually so long - held up in the D-day celebrations at Normandy), and with only about three 5 minute toilet breaks... The kids were amazing, and didn't have a single squabble the whole way!

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