Friday, 17 August 2012

Shopping in France

I meant to post this earlier - the wine jug was from a lovely old pottery in Sisteron. Lots of red and rose wine was bought from various vineyards and caves. Olives by the bucket full and I was lucky to find this fabric and perle cotton on a brocante market.

Somebody had put a lot of work into making these and so hopefully I can put them to good use.

We bought lavender honey from a France Passion site. These FP sites are fantastic as they let you stay for free on anything from an orchard, vineyard or farm shop. There is no obligation to buy anything either. The UK has a lot to learn from France as far as campsites and car parks are concerned. Many campsites were only 12 Euros in the high season! This is the little sign you follow to find the France Passion site, as many are in the middle of nowhere! Lovely

And last of all I bought a very large tub of Nutella to make Nat's very-gooey-browniesthey look yummy.

........ So I think that is about everything about our France 2012 Adventure.
Hope you all enjoyed the trip too xx

Concarneau to Roscoff

We spent the night at Concarneau and had a lovely fish meal in a restaurant in the walled town. Then we drove on to Benodet where it was a little cool and windy on the main beach.

so we strolled up the river to this sheltered beach.

Then on to Ploneour-Lanvern where we stayed with friends who had a Gite for the holidays. Lucky the owner was happy for us to camp out in Libby by the BBQ. Andrew, the chef, made some delicious mussels and Ellie the barmaid shook us up a delicious Goddaughter cocktail.

Then we left them to sober up and enjoy the rest of their holiday. We drove along the rugged coast to Landunvez and Portsall. This is the anchor from the Liberian oil tanker the Amoco Cadiz, which ran aground here in 1978. There was unfortunately a massive oil slick with devastating consequences for the wildlife.

It rained too! But we'd had 45 days of sunshine.

The next night we had planned to stay at Lilia, which along with Plouguerneau is our twin town, - twinned with St Germans.
where we had stayed previously, over looking the sea - is now a car park, with a barrier and so we had to drive further along the coast. We eventually stayed on a lovely Aire at Plouescat.

Our last night is always in Roscoff - after filling 2 trollies of delicious food and drink in the supermarket. Part of the tradition is also to walk down the road and see the wallabies in the park.

After a meal Chez Janie - we were off for the ferry and home. Though after 89 days, we still had not had enough and could easily have turned the van around and set off again.

Location:Orchard Close,St Germans,United Kingdom

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Home but not!

We are safely back in Cornwall, but after 4 days at home we needed a night away in the van! Tim's dad is not too well and so we are in Falmouth for a couple of days.
I still need to blog the last part of our France Adventure once I return home.
...... Not sure why everyone is complaining about the weather..... It's been glorious since we arrived back home!

Location:Perranarworthal,United Kingdom