Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Meribel

Meribel

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.

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Time to wave bye bye to our adopted home of one week and get ourselves back to Milton Keynes again.

Back to the Island

Back to the Island

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.

The Quiet Day

The Quiet Day

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.

Fairytale Castle

Fairytale Castle

The Château de la Roche Courbon is a really rather spectacular historic monument just over an hour’s drive south of La Rochelle. It took us all day to drive there, see the sights and drive back.

Towers and Fish

Towers and Fish

Our third full day and our first trip into our host city of La Rochelle. We’d read that the old town centre of town is very pretty and that the Aquarium is great.

Venise Verte

Venise Verte

A bit of leisurely walking, photography and punting around canals, whilst generally feeling a bit tired after the previous day’s exploits.

Phare des Baleines

Phare des Baleines

We drove all the way over to the western end of the Île de Ré to visit a rather nice lighthouse.