Saturday, 28 November 2015

La Gacilly (Wednesday 19th August 2015)

Just a couple of pictures from Monday 17th August, first...
The kids and I raked all the laurel clippings out of the dove, and loaded them into the trailer. (Not blocking the road in the least!!! I love how we treat this road as our own personal one! It's an 'event' if anyone else drives down it!)

I made a tart with apples from one of Bev's friends and blackberries I'd picked with Hollie and Annabelle up the lane.

More pics of the kids hanging out together!

On Wednesday 19th, I took the kids to the commune of La Gacilly, 35 miles away, which turns into France's largest outdoor photography festival once a year. Ken and Bev had told us about it.
We found parking, wandered into the town and started seeing photographs almost straight away. Lucy was trying to recreate a Ferris Bueller-esque scene here!

Jack and Lucy hotly debating this photo!

The place was just cool! Even the seating was cool!

Pretty view across the river to the home of Yves Rocher.

Over the river, amongst others, was a brilliant and very poignant exhibition on the theme of environmental migrants.

We then went round the 'plant maze' which had lots of snow/wildlife photography.

We carried on wandering around the town... heavenly hydrangeas...

We saw posters like this one all over Brittany this summer!

We walked back over the river and found a great spot to eat our packed lunches.

I think this is one of my favourite photos ever!! If I ever write a book, I'll probably use it as the cover!

We then walked up the hill, through the exhibition showing the average weekly food for families in different countries. The kids thought it was really interesting.

I loved the 1950's black and white exhibition (and also the street it was on!) This photo is called 'The Diver's House'.

Poor old Tom had hurt his leg, and was hobbling along - pulled something while racing Danny.

I was also really happy to find this doorway which I had seen in a picture on Pinterest!

Grapes in the street.

It was great day out!!
On the way home, we stopped off briefly in Serent, so Lucy and I could walk round the church in the centre and see the gorgeous flowers.

Back at home with the girlies!

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