Thursday, 31 May 2012


Hello Lovelies,

As per this post is well over due. Summer has arrived- yipee! It (summer that is) has rather taken me by surprise. I am all out of inspiration for summer clothes, added to this is the fact that I am more rotund than last year (hence nothing fits me) and I have a lack of monies to fritter away of summer lovelies- what-a-to-do?! 

I have a work thing coming up the week after next- running over 4 days in London. For this also I have no idea what to wear...

Right clothes dilemmas aside I have some news: Phee and I finally managed to go on holiday (the last time we did this we were 11 so it was well over due). We went to stay with my parents in France for a bit and, despite the fact it rained everyday until the last, we had a bloody gorgeous time.

Owing to the rain we spent quite a lot of time devising activities one of which was making macaroons, which are fucking hard to make I can tell you not least because of the fact the egg whites have to whipped- our arms felt as though they were going to fall off.

Egg white whipping.
Cakaroon tasting...
 Ultimately it was a futile exorcise. we tried to save the day by making cakaroons instead but a cake made forom egg whites and lacking in butter (i.e. no fatty goodness) taste pretty ming.
Even Ma couldn't pretend they were tasty.
We went to Toulouse for a bit of 'culture'- this mainly involved eating macaroons (professionally made this time), and pastries, and buying perfume and Bretons.

The Breton mission was accomplished.

My Pa and some of his mates have started a 'guitar club' (bless him he's getting on a bit) and it seems I missed my calling- clearly I should have been a folk singer non? look at the joy and rapture on that little face (please ingnore the fact  am wearing PJs and slippers).

for the most part we drank coffee and ate croissants.
helped Ma clean Gites

went on long walks


Hope alls well in your world xxx


  1. OH jeez you are just too cute. This looks and sounds like such a wonderful holiday. That last picture is sooo pretty!

    1. ha! Thank you love. It was gorgeous to get away for a bit (v. relaxing). The last pic is Ma's attempt at a 'meadow'- this year is the first time any actual flowers have grown. x

  2. I enjoy Phee's long tunic-y Breton. It looks very smart with her fringe!

    I like the pretty wildflowers in the last photo too!

    1. I'll let her know she was this (infinitesimal amount) close to shortening it last weekend! I'll also pass on the message to um that her 'meadow' plan is working. Every time she attempts it Dad cuts it all down with the mower. x

  3. it seems like you had a great time there! i really enjoy your blog by the way! keep the posts coming! xxx

    1. we did it was so lovely to get away for a bit. Thanks! do you have a blog? x


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