Messing around on 19th August - I took a few pictures of Dad...
...and Mum! She had the old Canadian Airforce fitness book with her, and was working through it.
Got me doing it too!
It rained, which usually happens when Scott's here, poor guy!
Scott and I drove to Rennes Airport in the evening, for his flight home.
On Saturday 20th, the boys and I drove to Josselin, and stopped off for our usual quick run up the bell tower.
A rather windy and not very successful selfie of Harry and I from the top of the bell tower!
The Saturday market was on, which Harry was highly unappreciative of, saying ''Ugh!! That smells disgusting!'' at full volume. We bought a 'mad hatter' sticker for Lucy to take on her mission, then did a shop at Super U.
Dad kept the boys busy in the afternoon, letting them drive the go-kart to the woods, and collecting more wood. This is Harry driving! Mum and I had a lovely time just chatting in the garden, catching up on everything.
Some of Dad's pictures.
Caught in a down pour!
I took the boys for a walk round the Domaine de Kerguehennec instead.
I sat here for a bit while the boys played hide and seek, nodding, smiling and saying 'Oui, oui' to passing people who chatted mainly incomprehensibly to me!
We then wandered up to the walled garden where there was this new art installation!
The boys trying to figure it out.
We walked to the top of the drive and found there was a vintage car rally going on, which the boys enjoyed!
There was also a field of vintage fire engines!
Gorgeous coloured cars!
We then wandered back, and much to Harry's disgust went for a walk down to the lake.
Harry's mood was further 'improved' when he slipped over in the stream and got his trousers soaking wet!
More modern art - boys still unimpressed!
Monday 22nd August - a gorgeous day in the garden. The boys carried on helping split and move logs.
Ken and Bev's veggie garden behind the bread oven looking good.
The bread oven now has a window and mezzanine level!
Harry looking at the new chicken run, and Tommy the cockerel.
The well has a new surround, and Ken and Dad have fitted a pump so we can now use the well water!
Mum and I sat in the back garden and felt perfectly happy just chatting and reading again!
Jack trying out Scott's new snorkel thing. He said it's pretty good!
Mum and Dad were joining us a bit later, so we decided to mainly bury Harry, hide his head, then pretend we didn't know where we was when they arrived!
We kept an eye on the car park, then when we saw Mum and Dad's black Galaxy coming, hid Harry under the inflatable car! Everything went according to plan, and Mum was starting to get mildly anxious about where Harry was when we revealed him! It took a while to dig him back out, by which time his legs felt a bit squashed!
Dad bought his dinghy!
All the clobber we (mainly Mum and Dad!) brought!
Harry getting himself comfy.
Tom doesn't really like heat!
Mum and Dad headed off, and we went for a walk round the chateau.
I was dismayed to see that all the gnarly old trees had been completely removed from round the back!
Who needs TV? Perfectly content watching chickens out my bedroom window.
Lucy had a nice day too with Rachel Smith, who used to be in our Ward but goes to uni in Bath now. They met up in Peterborough.
Wednesday 24th August.
Dad's Rocket stove so far! Very fuel efficient and clean burning.
I took the boys on a bike ride across the farm tracks to Plumelec.
It was very hot, sweaty work! To make matters worse, the cake shop in Plumelec was shut! By the time we got home again, my backside was painful and my arms were shaken to bits from the rocky paths!
Harry chilling out back home.