We’re now back at our home in the UK. Our 4th summer at Le Petit Coquelicot is just a balmy summery (very hot) memory. Due to poor internet access this year it was a real struggle to blog and now that I’m back home I am so busy with all the demands of work, work and more work that I just don’t have the space in my head to write so this a picture blog of our 4th summer.
I have to start with the Atlantic. It’s spectacular, it’s breath-taking. A picture could never do it justice.
We invested in a beach tent. Well it had to be done. Grandma loved it and in its shade we could really enjoy the beach. I love the sun but I am definitely not a sun worshiper. I fry.
There was a trip to Mimizan to meet up with the Mais. I really like Mimizan we’d been there before when our friends had stayed there 3 years ago.
The boys hired skate boards for about 5 Euros for the afternoon.
The grape vines were looking fit to bust when we left. I always imagine I would love to be in France for the vendange (grape harvest).
There were walks with Bella. This one was when Cal and I were on our own as Paul had returned to the UK to work. Arrrrrgh! It was by the side of the Dordogne. Bella also had lots of attention.
She also found time to roll in a dead fish.
Then needed to have several baths.
We had a weekend of very heavy rain and didn’t know what to do with ourselves.
We enjoyed another trip to Bordeaux. Parking in our fav car park where the old Jag hangs out over the road.
I didn’t get to visit as many vide greniers as I would have liked to because the weekends were when we had the wet weather😢 found these lovely scarves at one though😊
All washing dried in no time. Love the smell of fresh clean sheets.
Had a trip to the far Dordogne/Lot to visit Julia, John and the boys who were holidaying there. Cal and Van enjoying the pool.
This years wild life, found just as we were leaving.
We just managed to eat the first of the figs.
I managed some yoga. Here is dog, downward dog and dad😆
So we’re back, having left good friends and neighbours behind. Jeff will now be back on site to finish our extension. We plan to fly back at half term to see how things are progressing. I miss France. We all miss France. It is well and truly under our skin.
Ahhhh, this makes me want to go back. Lovely to meet you this summer; sorry we didn’t manage to meet more often – was such a hectic few weeks (exams, planes that don’t arrive, etc etc etc). Could not agree more re the ‘washing on the line’ comments……………! I need to focus on the memory of those blue skies as I put my head down, grit my teeth and focus on reaching half
I feel your pain. Now fully back into my teaching. Nice to see the pixies though and remember. Back at half term for 3 days to see building progress. Let’s meet up next year😉
OMG. Not pixies, piccies😳😳😳
Love the scarves & the parking of the Jag. This my first day on the computer since my operation – I am taking things slowly. Hoping to see you soon.
Oh lovely to see your comment dear. Glad you’re getting back in the swing. Looking forward to seeing you soon😘