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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Liberté Égalité Fraternité

I'm just back from the best holiday.  Two weeks in sunny Vendee with Dad, my brother, sister in law, niece and nephew.  I took squillions of snaps, (you have been warned) but I've yet to sift through them and edit, so here's a quick taster of my Gallic gallivant.


Can't stand it meself but Dad likes it - as French as berets and petanque

We drove through lovely old villages

my crochet got finished.....enfin.

Acres and acres of sunflowers surrounded us

There was some Brocante-ing

and successful hunting down of Vide Grenier's

I had such a lovely time I didn't want to leave.  I'll be back here sometime soon to wax lyrical about la belle France and bore you rigid with my pics.  In the meantime I'm back to work and I've a 52nd birthday to celebrate this week... poor Dad spent his 75th driving home yesterday, we enjoyed a suitably celebratory meal and a few sherbets the night before though. Bien sur!


Will be catching up with you all soonest.
 



16 comments:

  1. Oh C'est beau.
    Brings back so many memories of when I went to Pleurtuit and Monte San Michele. Magnifique.
    Debbiex

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  2. Good to have you back Fiona I have missed you, and so has Pru although we had lots of cuddles. Lovely photo's especially the one of you and your Dad and the sunflowers of course. Look forward to seeing some more.

    Bon Nuit
    Eunice
    xx

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  3. 52? You've got a pact with the Devil and a portrait in the attic, haven't you? Looking gorgeous, and your Dad is such a cool dude!
    Love your photos, and looking forward to seeing the rest of them. So pleased you had a brilliant time. That sunflower pic is just beautiful! Missed you, Fiona - an autumn blogger meet up is being planned, I'll email you! xxxx

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  4. So glad you had such a good time, it sounds perfect and good on your dad doing the driving. Look forward to more pics and have a very Happy Birthday! Xx

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  5. Looks like you had a great time!! All of the typical French things to do on holiday which is wonderful! The sunflowers are so beautiful. I look forward to hearing more! xx

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  6. Oh the Sunflowers!! Go ahead, try and bore me with more photos. Happy 52nd birthday gorgeous, you will be catching up to me!!

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  7. Surely you mean you're celebrating someone else's 52nd birthday ... you don't look a day over 21 :0)
    xx

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  8. looks fab :) Bday today, (mon) and I got lots of book tokens!! excited!

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  9. More photos, please! Your holiday looks amazingly pretty and I love seeing your family photos, too.
    Happy 52nd - hope you get stupendously drunk and behave outrageously! xxxxxxx

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  10. I assumed you meant somebody else's 52nd birthday, surely it can't be you? If so, blimey! You're doing something right. I've never been to the
    Vendee, but i might have to look it up based on your photos. We did the Ricard, but failed on the Brocantes and vide greniers (one little strip of about six stalls selling absolute rubbish - took us an hour to drive there). More photos and anecdotes please! Xxx

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  11. I'm so jealous, that's it that's all I have to say.

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  12. Sounds like a perfect holiday, Fiona - look forward to seeing some more pics x

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  13. Sounds like you had a great time. Mmm, Brocantes! That's my idea of heaven. I adore the sunflower photo and the one of you and your dad. You're so alike! xx

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  14. so glad you had such a great time - can't beat fields full of sunflowers can you, perfect mood lifter, and same goes for a decent Vide or two! Sounds fab Fiona. Happy belated Birthday as well! And totally agree with all the other comments, can't believe you're over 40, let alone 50! xx

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  15. Belated birthday greetings, to both you and your Dad. Neither of you look your age so it must be in the genes.

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