Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese

The Dinard Donder

The Dinard Donder

A generally slow start to the day with a lack of enthusiasm all round. So we left Granny and Granddad at home and scooted off geocaching.
The Pink Granite Coast

The Pink Granite Coast

Some nice geology at the seaside. How could a holiday with kids be better ? Well, it could have been closer to home, I suppose.
Dinan

Dinan

Dinan is one of those really well presented twee little towns that France seems to be full of.
Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel

Today we decided to go to Mont St Michel, so we got up at some ungodly hour and jumped into the bus for the 45 minute drive over. It proved to be an interesting day.
Beaucoup de Rien

Beaucoup de Rien

The traditional day on the holiday where we couldn't really be bothered. We did a bit of shopping, a bit of swimming and a bit of walking, but not a lot else.
St Malo Aquarium

St Malo Aquarium

Every good holiday in France should involve an aquarium. We've done the fantastic one in La Rochelle, so it was time to try the one in St Malo.
Swimming & St Malo

Swimming & St Malo

Our first full day in St Malo, involving some swimming and an afternoon trip into our host city.
Motorways of France

Motorways of France

A long day of driving across northern France, punctuated by a few random stops and ending with some relaxation.
Setting Off for St Malo

Setting Off for St Malo

We set off at around 7:30am with Granddad Pete volunteering for the first shift. It started going wrong fairly quickly, with there being roadworks apparently everywhere.
St Malo

St Malo

Two fun packed weeks in Brittany, with two kids, two grandparents, and a new hobby.
A New Sport

A New Sport

So what do you do when you've got a couple of hours to spare in Marrakech ? Go geocaching, of course!
The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden

The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is rather spectacular and we managed to spend most of a day there.
Marrakech City

Marrakech City

A day of wandering the tourist sites of central Marrakech, having decided to stay a little longer after HP stopped paying.
Team Building

Team Building

A rather uninteresting team building activity, followed by a rather magnificent formal dinner.
A Corporate Jolly

A Corporate Jolly

Somehow my boss thought I'd had such a good year that I was worth a jolly to the annual Top Achievers Event.
Marrakech Express

Marrakech Express

A corporate jolly in Marrakech to celebrate my professional achievements of 2009.
Driving Home

Driving Home

One thing you should always bear in mind is that you should never put off until tomorrow something that you could do today.
Bags, Birds and Beers

Bags, Birds and Beers

How difficult can it be to find a restaurant that's open at lunchtime ? Unless you're by the seaside, it's apparently near impossible.
St Martin de Ré

St Martin de Ré

A lazy morning followed by a lazy afternoon in a quiet town and an early night. Zzzzzzz.
The Big Barbeque

The Big Barbeque

We had to wave goodbye to Granny and Granddad, and then consoled ourselves with a beach and some ice creams.