Wild swimming near Mevagissey……

During our stay in Cornwall over the summer, we had the pleasure of meeting up with old friends from Brussels who by co-incidence were holidaying in our home county.  It’s so cool to just touch base by FB on a regular basis and then hit the jackpot when you realise you’re in the same location … Continue reading

Back in NL

Nearly 2 years after leaving our Dutch house, we finally today took the keys back after a rocky relationship with the tenant.  We have some old friends from our days at BEPS, moving in at the beginning of July, and in between we’ll be busy cleaning, repairing and updating.  However today was a celebration day, … Continue reading

Day 359 – Christmas Day with ‘het familie’

Sunday 25th December 2011. Christmas Day started at 8am as the kids are well trained by now (particularly if you keep them up late the night before, which needs no encouragement!).  A rather loud banging at the front of the house surprised us as we came upstairs, and we pulled back the curtains to find … Continue reading

Day 233 – Sunday in NL

Headed for NL today as the kids are staying with Oma and Opa for 2 days before Back To School.  (time for some brushing up on their Dutch after all the French immersion of the last few weeks!) We had a few hours to spare before they arrived back from Judith’s, so we headed to … Continue reading

Day 204 – The Hawkins arrive….

with supplies from England (how I love my delivery of Crunchies/Curly Wurlys/Flakes, etc) Yippee!! It’s great to have more of the ‘English Gang’ here. as we have now been nicknamed by Aurelie and Jacques at Les Boucaniers!  We hit a new high today by lunching there en masse (6 adults and 3 kids) and starting … 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 114 – The Easter Bunny

Despite eating bunny ironically on Friday evening, the real Easter Bunny still arrived in our Garden overnight, along with a heavy dose of summer sun. This of course resulted in total chocolate overload, hyper kids, and stressed parents…… There was only way to solve this.  Decamp to the beach, take a long lunch, and chill … Continue reading