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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A Lovely Holiday

I wanted to show a few more pictures from the brief trip to France.
Here is a big planter/traffic calming measure in the town of La Clayette where the Notaire (solicitor) was.
We thought these were quite fun especially as the tall things by the 30 sign are runner beans!
We sat in the cafe with that bright green chair nervously waiting for our appointment.

Time came and went and soon we were out of the office celebrating our purchase, right next to the Chateau which is magnificent.
When we were here in February the lake was frozen.
Have I mentioned that Des Bon Amies is just about 20 minutes away from the Plassard Factory Shop? A lovely woolly emporium. Sadly I didn't get time to go which is probably just as well but I promise to take photos next time.

When I got back home I had two nights in a bed and then back under canvas for the family break.
We went to Fforest Fields near Builth Wells in Wales which is a FAB-U-LOUS site.
One morning we woke up to this sunrise.

We had a very peaceful time ~ not least because DD managed to drop her phone down the loo on the first visit ~ so no texting for her.
(It worked when we got home, dried out and recharged so all was well.)
We went out most days and completed the Four Falls Walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
This one was incredibly noisy.
The most impressive was this one ~ you can see Mr Clicky Needles and DS walking right behind the waterfall.
On the walk back DS spotted this tree which he took this picture of ~ he loved the ferns and moss growing all over it.
The weather was kind to us ~ only one evening of rain ~ although the nights were very chilly. No matter, we sat inside and played cards and games and had a lovely family time together.
We were rudely awoken one night by a strange noise. I thought it was a mouse so Mr Clicky Needles climbed out of his sleeping bag to investigate. He unzipped the door to the porch and found.............
....a hedgehog!
Luckily we had some barbeque tongs to hand so Mr Clicky Needles rolled him up into a ball and rolled him out of the tent.
When we were just sitting relaxing (knitting!) by the tent this was the view.
How lovely is that?
Of course there is a down side of being away ~ the garden carries on growing.
Those secateurs aren't miniature ~ courgettes turn into marrows!
Ah Well.
On the knitting front I've been having quite a good go and both the shrug and crochet blanket so hopefully piccys soon.
Bye For Now.
Clicky Needles.

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