In which universe did I think I'd have a bit more time to blog over the Summer holidays? The first two weeks were more or less spent getting ready for our holiday. The middle two weeks were spent on holiday. The last two weeks are being spent sorting out the aftermath of the holiday - this is what happens when you go by car, take too many bags which then need to be unpacked and too many clothes which then need to be washed and ironed (the washing/ironing pile has resembled Mount Etna these last few days ...!). It's also my son's birthday this week and then there is all the usual stuff to get ready for 'back to school' - new uniform, shoes, trainers, PE kit, PE bag ... and so on ...!
Anyway ... just a few pics from our holiday ... spent in the Dordogne area of France again. Unfortunately the villa - (a converted barn) was rather disappointing this year, didn't match up to the description and was a bit run down (never before have I held a conversation with my parents through the extremely large gap in my bedroom floorboards which was directly over the kitchen!). We also had a mouse problem, upstairs and down and had to resort to putting the bread etc in the car for the last few nights to stop it being nibbled at! And last but not least the weather was not as kind to us as last year and was rather temperamental! A good amount of sunshine in the first week but after that it seemed to go downhill with cloud, rain and storms (don't like storms!) all making a frequent appearance ... hey-ho!
Before and after one of the the storms - we lost our electricity for a few hours that night due to the weather!
My brother cooked a couple of tasty dishes when he joined us over there ...
Me and my girl's holiday nails - she went for the blues - I went for the brights! Our dolphin just had to get in on that middle polish pic didn't she ...!
All stocked up on Le Petit Marseillais goodies - what can I say - we had room in the car and some are for presents! Monster boxes of wine for the hubby - wonder how long these will last!
The important thing of course is getting to spend time with all the family - so difficult trying to get both brothers in the same country at any one time! The husband has decided we're returning to the South of France next year and is already checking out villas - only 50 or so weeks to go then!
How are your Summer holidays going?