"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, January 11, 2008

Getting away from it all






One reason for my silence over the past few weeks is that Keith and I decided to 'get away from it all' and take ourselves off to France for 10 days over Christmas and New Year. So we booked a little 'gite' in Normandy and off we went. We left on Sunday 23rd, when I was well into a bad cold and feeling rather like death warmed up. Keith, however was fine - until Christmas Eve, when he picked up my germs, ran with them and turned them into man-flu.

Still, we managed to get out and about for most of the holiday, although photos are not very numerous as we were confronted by thick fog every single day for at least part of the day. Sometimes it was in our area and we were able to drive out of it into glorious sunshine, other days we drove into it but probably our best days were our visits to Mont St Michel and a lovely little beach on Brittany's south coast.

Would we do it again? Probably not but it was a change and a chance to chill out for a while and that can't be bad.




3 comments:

rosie said...

At least now you are not teaching you can go away anytime and not just in the school holidays when it's far more expensive.

Jennyta said...

Yes indeed, Rosie - I just won't have the required funds. ;)

Daphne said...

I was at Mont St Michel about thirty-five years ago and there were about ten cars parked on the road approaching it.
Then I went back four years ago and there were hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cars and coaches, which I felt really spoiled it.
There was a plan to make them all park on the mainland - - I wonder whether it will go ahead.

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