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 Bayeux Tapestry - it's not a tapestry and it wasn't made in Bayeux. I'm sure there's laws against that kind of mis-selling.
Hands up if you know what "blé" is ! We found out when we arrived at a fête that was dedicated to it.
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.
Some nice geology at the seaside. How could a holiday with kids be better ? Well, it could have been closer to home, I suppose.
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.
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.
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.
Our first full day in St Malo, involving some swimming and an afternoon trip into our host city.
A long day of driving across northern France, punctuated by a few random stops and ending with some relaxation.
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.
So what do you do when you've got a couple of hours to spare in Marrakech ? Go geocaching, of course!
The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is rather spectacular and we managed to spend most of a day there.
A day of wandering the tourist sites of central Marrakech, having decided to stay a little longer after HP stopped paying.
A rather uninteresting team building activity, followed by a rather magnificent formal dinner.
Somehow my boss thought I'd had such a good year that I was worth a jolly to the annual Top Achievers Event.
One thing you should always bear in mind is that you should never put off until tomorrow something that you could do today.