Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!
This post could have been called “Not a Lot Happened” but it was quite busy with swimming, domestic disasters, and a bit of DIY.
A day on one of the most scenic parts of the area, the Île de Ré, somewhat spoiled by erratic behaviour from both myself and the kids. Tiredness, huh ?
One of the best bits of La Rochelle is its old harbour, the Vieux Port, where the harbour mouth is dominated by two massive old stone towers.
A day during which the kids explored the pool, and everyone explored some extra sleep, followed by a dash into town for dinner.
French motorways tend to be uninteresting in a good way. Maybe the tolls keep all the numpties away.
The much anticipated trip to France began with a morning of cleaning the car and loading it up with enough stuff to equip Napoleon’s armies for a tour of Russia.
A repeat visit for a couple of weeks to one of my favourite locations. This time we had two children and two grandparents with us.
Ahhhh, Brussels, the home of the sprout. Kas and me made a trip in February 2007 when it was still the depths of winter and it was pretty cold.
Skiing in Meribel. Well, I skied. Kas, Ami, Dennis and Linda did a lot of swimming, sitting in cafes and meeting me at the tops of mountains.
Time to wave bye bye to our adopted home of one week and get ourselves back to Milton Keynes again.
For our final full day we couldn’t really decide what to do, so we went back to the Île de Ré to do a bit more exploring.
This was the day where we didn’t do much. We did so little that I apparently couldn’t even be bothered to take any photos of it.