Sunday, April 10, 2016

A day out at Le Puy du Fou

Well, I hardly know where to start in recording this because you were (almost) all there!

All the family got together and bought (and arranged) for a family get-together at the world-famous history theme park in the Vendée, the Puy du Fou.  You have to see and experience it to appreciate it!

A big thank you to Camille for the idea, Mum and Becky for pushing it through, and everyone else for participation!  Especially appreciated were Debbie's delicious quiches and crates of strawberries!  It was a little cold in the morning but the sun came out and warmed us all up during the afternoon.  I gave my phone to Susanne and asked her to take a few pictures we could remember the occasion by.  Here we are at our stop for picnic hunch :

Saturday, April 09, 2016


Well, here I am.  You asked for it, so here it is.  Have it with strawberries — Garigettes from Brittany, de préférence !

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Quirky juxtaposition

While in Southampton recently I noticed this unfortunate juxtaposition of two notices and thought it worthy of recording.  Is it just me and my quirky sense of humour or is it more widespread than that?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


To take advantage of the final week of holidays we decided on a couple of days down at "the snow" as the event is called here.  We decided on the slopes of La Mont-Dore with accommodation in La Bourboule, in the Massif Centrale.

We started seeing snow at about 900 metres and by the time we were there (1350 m) everything was set with temperatures at -5 at night and sunny days.

Olly had a great time and brought along a friend of his who was at the snow for the first time in his life!  (Olly has had the privilege of going for many years and has reached third level on the slopes).

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Museum of Natural History

We decided to take advantage of the couple of weeks of winter school holiday by making a quick trip over to London to show Claire and Olivier the sights.

We had a great time!  Here we are visiting the great Museum in Kensington...

Here is a picture of Claire at the museum

Friday, January 08, 2016

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Wednesday, January 06, 2016


We drove Mamm back to her home near Brest in Brittany and spent a couple of enjoyable  days with her.

This next one reminds us of a memorable walk we took together along the coast.