Day 292 – the Halloween countdown

This is my plan this weekend. Scary stuff is on order from the UK (fingers crossed it’s here before the weekend!).  School Fall Ball is planned for Friday night, the perfect opportunity to embarrass the kids once and for all, and scare off any potential girl/boy friends!.  And I’m dieting like mad to make room … Continue reading

Day 289 – Colourful moments captured on Camera today…..

…….  Sun-day at Flagey, Chickens at Home, and BBQ at the Verbeelens Perfect! ………. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ……..

Day 212 – the real last day of the holiday, but stretched just a little bit longer…..

Today was the day we had to face reality and head for home.  Luckily the morning was foggy so the house cleaning was executed in extra fast time, on the off-chance the sun would come out before lunch.  This time, luck was on our side, and as the last floor was mopped, the bright yellow … Continue reading

Day 211 – the almost nearly last day of the holiday…….

These are the days that make it all worth while. When I look back on the photo’s over the years in Concarneau, even before we had the Beach House (ie the caravan days which stretch from 2003 to 2007), it’s the lazy hazy days of sunshine and friends that make up all the good times. … Continue reading

Day 210 – BBQ in the forest, and an introduction to Rummikub

Our holidays are often interspersed, particularly in bad weather, by games of scrabble or cards (a favourite for the last year has been ‘chasing hearts’). Janine and Charles (with George) have often fallen victim for our love of games, so it was their turn to get even. Our night started with a BBQ at their … Continue reading

Day 206 – no improvement yet…….

but at least it got warmer. We had a lovely lunch at La Hune, chilled the afternoon at home, and BBQ’d (yes! warm and not wet) outside on Janine’s terrace tonight.  Lots of great food and laughter, restrained amount of alcohol, and good cheer.  Certainly needed by Hubbie, who is showing signs of sun-withdrawal.  His … Continue reading

Day 194 – a day around Concarneau, blue skies everywhere…..

After dropping the kids at sailing school this morning, I decided to get some much needed exercise on my bike. It was a beautiful morning, so I skirted around the back streets of town, with one eye on spotting new restaurants, bars and shops.  I was very happy to find an Asian traiteur, and a … Continue reading

Day 188 – When the Girls arrived…….

Not only did I manage to do the BBQ successfully, and feed 9 of us + my kids (thanks Jules for the pizza!), I even managed the tidy up before bed, and all without Hubbie!   Impressive, but I have to say. BBQ life is easier with a Man…. but without one, you don’t drink as … Continue reading

Day 187 – and Chilling with my Girlfriends…..

Tonight was a last get together before the summer holidays for the ‘Girls’.  Some have already departed for warmer and sunnier climes, the rest of us are playing the waiting game.  So what better excuse to get together on my terrace for a final party before the summer break! At 7.40 all was cool and … Continue reading

Day 169 – the BEPS BBQ

Heavy rain did its best to put us off, but we are die hard BBQ affectionados. So much so that even after our kids left BEPS 2 years ago, we continue to run the bbq for the school and donate 2 days a year to fundraising for their pta. Its a great opportunity to catch … Continue reading