Friday, August 29, 2008
For lunch we sat down outside this breadstore where they served various kinds of bread with all sorts of delicious snacks (tunasalad, olives, feta, garlic butter, pesto, etc.) to go with it. Mmmm....it tasted good and it felt great to be sitting outside snacking and watching people go by.
Even the sun popped out of those thick clouds to send us a sunny smile!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Must say it doesn't feel as if we just ended summerholidays for the sun didn't show itself very much this summer. This always makes me feel slightly depressed. For me the sun makes life so much brighter and colourful and I really missed that nice sunny weather. But what to do about it? There is nobody who can change a thing about the weather.
Lucky for us we did discover a whole new part of France and saw many castles. Besides that we have a holiday to look forward to as within a few months we shall be spending a week in my beloved Malta.
Lucky for me there are many others that live in interesting places which they share via blogging and lovely photo's. I will surely come and visit your blogs to read your stories and see your photo's. Keep it up.
Have a nice weekend.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Yep the last week of summer holidays is here and in the town where we live there are the children holidays. Three days filled with fun for all primary school kids in town.
And this is how it always starts with lots of wood and clean kids. The tent you see in the background is for the play that is always interwoven in these days. This year it is about magicians.
At the end of the first day this is how they come home: paint everywhere!! Yak!
Clothes and shoes will be worn another 2 days and after they will end up in the dustbin. But underneath those clothes he was completely smeared with paint. Lucky for me hubby came home when our son was standing in the shower. He just had a look there and came down again to take a hard brush upstairs. It took him quiet a while but afterwards at least our son was paintfree!
Good thing the coming days there will be no more playing with paint. Tomorrow they will do water games and the other day will be spend in the forest.
Monday, August 25, 2008
In these type of cars kids could drive through special lanes. Oh what joy to see how proud they were driving a car on their own. This is a picture of the roller coaster. Oh they had great fun in this roller coaster and when it made a dive they would all scream their heads off like in a grownup roller coaster.
Our youngest nephew really loved this colourful carousel. He sat in many different kind of "seats" like a plane, a bike and a schoolbus.
It was a delight to go along and see how much fun they were all having. Every time again they ran to the next attraction as if they hadn't been in it before. The queue was short so they could go as often as they liked. The park is not very big and is very suitable for children till about 12 years of age. Thanks mum and dad for taking good care of this stowaway, I had a great day!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
In fact the little card attached to this blouse says you have to twist it into a rope to restore the crushed look. The fabric has been treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance. Isn't that just great?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This butterfly amazed me most for it looked really nasty while sucking pollen from the tree but when it flew away it really had lovely bright colours.
This really stunned me so I tried to capture it while flying. When I didn't succeed I took a picture from its underside and here you can see a little what a nice colourful butterfly it really was.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
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Saturday, August 16, 2008
This is the castle of Ussé which we passed on our way back to the camping.
This is the castle of Chinon towering over the Vienne river. It was very cloudy weather when we visited and it even rained while we walked through the old town.
And last but not least this is the castle of Chambord, the largest of the Loire castles.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thank you so much Starnitesky for giving this award to me. I shall cherish it!
Now as to the rules that go with passing on this award, here they come:
1. Put the logo on your blog;
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you;
3. Nominate at least five other blogs;
4. Add links to them on your blog;
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.
I enjoy reading many blogs but there are several I read nearly daily so the first two awards are definitely for Sabine and June.
The third award goes to Anina for I owe it to her that I realised how lovely the Faroe Islands are.
The fourth and fifth blog that come to mind for an award are Clarence's blog and the blog of Dina with a daily photo of Malta.
There are many more blogs I enjoy reading and would like to give an award so don't be disappointed if I didn't pass the award on to you. Perhaps someone else will do so. In fact all bloggers deserve an award for keeping the blogosphere active. Time is the only thing that keeps me from reading all weblogs.
Internet and blogging are definitely an enrichment to life so keep it up!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Here our daughter stands near the entrance of the church and I simply love this picture.
This is an altar in the church and I particularly liked the white Maria statue with child and the little angel with golden wings above the statue.