Encore la France!

05.56am; on our way to the airport on the last May Bank Holiday Monday. It was so foggy and beautiful, but I was so groggy and tired, I couldn't expose or frame this picture properly. Me and Oomoo flew to France to visit his Nana for a few days, whilst Mr Famapa had to work.

The first thing I did when we arrived was to down a huge mug of tea, desperately trying to wake up. These days I travel with my own stash of tea bags, as everywhere else in the world seems to think black tea is... Lipton tea. Newsflash: it isn't., which is why you don't see Lipton anywhere in the UK.  It tastes nothing like what we here in Britain call "normal tea". Anyway, turns out my mother-in-law brings "normal tea" over to France, so it's all good.

In the kitchen, in front of a mirror, with nice natural light: click.

The barn where me and Oomoo slept. It doesn't look it from this angle, but the ceiling inside is really high. It felt a bit like sleeping in a cathedral. I did not sleep well the whole time we were there - maybe it's a feng shui thing?
Never mind. Look at these roses instead - so pretty!

Oomoo and his nana at work, getting the pool clean. The weather wasn't great, just like the last time we were here two years ago.
Me at work (haha), taking pictures and keeping out of the drizzle.

They found a toad in one of the filters. We did not eat him.

And then, the first dip! Too cold for me. After 15 mins Oomoo's teeth were shattering, but had he had his own way he would've been in for ages.

Checking out the well.

Nana and her husband are seriously green fingered and on their vegetable patch they grow artichokes, broad beans, tomatoes, garlic, melons, courgettes and lots of other things. Yum! 

We had the broad beans for dinner, and the artichokes were given to the neighbours as a gift.

Ooooh yeah... Seriously grateful for the wood burner keeping us warm during dinner. I really hope we get good weather next time we go. This rainy end of May business is getting a bit old.

After a very late dinner, Oomoo grabbed my camera and shot this. Good work young man! And voila, our first day in pictures from France. More to come next week.


  1. Such a beautiful place! I love seeing/reading these little France stories. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a lovely place to visit (despite the weather)


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