Monday, 27 July 2009

Ah Holidays!

Well it's like taking a picture of your whole house on a bad day and this was tidy mode.
Was rather envious of all the groovy seventies camper vans!
64 Zoo Lane!We hit a festival at La Fleche just by chance and saw this fantastic french puppet show.

Beautiful Ile de in between rain clouds.

Watching the thunder and lighting from a nice comfy chair at last!
I've just had two fabulous weeks away with Stanley and Nigel. The aim was to get down to the Dordogne to meet up with the rest of my family at Scarpat.
So we camped for 8 days, first at La Flèche, just south of Le Mans and then Ile de just off the coast of La Rochelle. It was our first big camping expedition ever and the weather was NOT kind!
Hence the rather gloomy, and lack of, photos as we were too busy trying to keep dry. So we were very pleased to be greeted by blue skies in the Dordogne for the rest of the holiday, apart from hailstones the size of marbles one morning.
Never the less a great time away.
Highs: our first camp cup of tea, Puppet show in the park, trip to the Zoo, Stanley's new swimming fervour thanks to Sporticus outfit, hollyhocks in Ile de , cycling in the sunshine, canoe trip and watching lightning crashing across the Dordogne skies.
Lows: my suitcase getting soaked on the first night, wood pigeons at 6am, 8km cycle back to camp in wind and rain and the drive home.


  1. Lovely blog - really like your prints and lampshades. Best wishes. Lesley

  2. We went camping at Ile de Ré too! A few years ago. Perfect for cycling and frenck karoke(sp?) on the campsite! What did you think of it?

  3. Ile de Ré was beautiful, very Parisien Chic and gorgeous shops, not that I had much chance of getting in any of them and way too expensive! We cycled for two days and had a brilliant time, but the rain got me down a bit as did the noise level at the campsite until we bought earplugs, so maybe we missed the Karaoke!



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