Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Just what they always wanted...

I've driven over 500 miles, I am in the middle of the most beautiful country god ever made. There is history in every step. Beautiful castles, stunning chateaux, brocantes, boulevards, canals, it fills your view and all my children want is to watch tv or else jump in the pool.
I feel we should be out exploring, getting a bit of culture, immersing ourselves in the French way of life. My lot want to play cards, eat crisps and drink coke but then again perhaps they already have...
I could have just hired a house with a pool in the UK or even gone to the local pool every day and saved myself the bother. But truth be known the is something about France and the French that makes even a pool side holiday so much more, well sophisticated.
So I will sit here in the glorious sunshine, drink my wine and nibble on olives while my children play in the water, everyone happy and everyone so chilled, yes?

7 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Oooooooooooooooooooh I am LOVING this - getting me in the mood for our trip to France - leaving on 5th September!!! Write on dear Tattie - I am hanging on your every word!!!

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Carry on with your friend Chardonnay and nibbling those Olives! A good start...

Tattie Weasle said...

Mrsnesbitt - France is fab, hoping that as I continue it will whet your appetite more!
Sugarplum Kawaii - chardonay, Pinot gringio def help me get in the mood!

mrsnesbitt said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooh it is! Savignon blanc is my favourite - though Chamblis....mmmmmmmmmm

Rob-bear said...

Oh, yes. My, but you seem to be having a delightful time, even when accompanied by two tetchy boys. (Have you been calming them with wine?)

Expat mum said...

You might think your kids are gettin nuthin' but believe me, they soak it up. They remember the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the sights and they will remind you of it at the most bizarre moments.
My 8 year old's comment on Paris this year - "You can't get a bad meal in Paris". :-)

Marcheline said...

Seems the travel bug is hitting everyone... but I'm way overdue. My hubby and I haven't been anywhere together since 2002! Your getaway sounds delicious.

Feel free to drop by my blog and see the getaway I'm dreaming up.

Go on you know you want to...

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