French holiday


Well, we all had a good time.  We ate far too much cheese, drank far too much French wine and those warm buttery croissants were sooo delicious.  Alas, we can now squeeze more than an inch around our tummies so it’s straight back into the belly dancing for me and back to the gym for him.

We had some great days out.  We visited a French castle…the Chateau de Tonquedec and it has to be said that the French are much less concerned with public safety than the British tend to be which made exploring castles much more fun because we were allowed access to parts of the castle that would be blocked off in Britain because of the danger risks.

We spent an afternoon at a place called Le Village Gaulois which was, in my opinion, the best day out.  It’s a reconstruction of a medieval village with an environmentally friendly funfair – an educational, all hands-on theme park without the noise and pollution.  And cheap entrance fees too.  Only 4.5 Euros per adult and 3.5 Euros per child.  They had this huge wooden tug-of-war contraption and visitors were invited to take part in a contest.  My kids all had a go and tried to drag their Dad in too but he was suffering from a trapped nerve or something in his back and was in too much pain to play.  Anyway, my kids were on the winning team and managed to avoid getting a soaking from the bucket placed way above for the losers.  Shame really, would have made a great photo.  Hehe.  And….the greatest thing about this village was that it is a humane organisation.  It supports an African project which helps provide aid and schooling for a poor rural village in Togo.  In fact, the French village was actually created for these humane reasons.  So…kudos there.

Definitely a child-friendly type of holiday.  The kids loved it – in spite of all their squabbling with each other!

Anyhoo, Brittany really is a beautiful place and of course I’m in love with all things French at the moment but….it’s great to be back home.

Bon soir.  

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by misslionheart on August 2, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    I just LOVE the French way of life. They are so chic, really. Only thing I’m not so struck with (past experience with French staff)is the way they can put their dessert onto the same plate they ate their main course, then stub out the fag on that very same plate…..yuk

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  2. Posted by misslionheart on August 3, 2006 at 8:33 am

    Bon soir? Dont you mean ‘Bonsoir’ 🙄

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  3. Yes, and the French do smoke a lot. Horrid!

    Seeing as you love to nit-pick so much why don’t you go and nit-pick in your children’s heads, hmmm.

    Plurp.

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  4. Posted by misslionheart on August 3, 2006 at 11:05 pm

    Well…the last time I had to ‘nit-pick’ my childrens’ heads was at your youngest girls birthday party at The B/wood…..never got rid of them since. Infested she is! But, you know what I do?
    Just pick ’em out and flick ’em!

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  5. Well you know my kids share everything. And you know those creatures do need somewhere to live.

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  6. Posted by misslionheart on August 8, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    What can I say, “Sharing is caring!” 😆

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