France – Day 13

The last full day in France. A bit of a lazy day. Everybody was up fairly early (before midday). There was some shopping done so we could get the makings of a BBQ. Simon came along and helped while buying a stack of stuff to take home with him. The rest of the day was […]

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France – Day 12

A very early start with Bruce being surprised by the boys being up and showered. Even more surprising was when the boys offerred to start getting breakfast ready… You can probably tell that Ben and Simon were off on a boys trip out. Even better the trip was a return visit to the Tree Tops […]

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France – Day 11

A fairly early start today – Before lunch time. A trip to Fougeres had been planned and everybody was looking forward to visiting the Chateau. The Chateau\Castle has been described as one of the most complete and well maintained castles in Europe. The entry price was a very reasonable €19.50, which, considering the quality of […]

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France – Day 10

A rest day for everybody today. The big boys managed to drag themselves out of bed at 2 in the afternoon. Just general tidying up and relaxing. Bruce managed to slip away for a cycle ride. A swim in the pool playing Daniel Water Polo followed by chicken Fajitas for tea. […]

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France – Day 9

A grand day out on a D-Day tour of Normandy. We were all up before 6 in the morning for breakfast. With a long journey to Bayeaux in front of us it was best to start with a pile of croissants and Pain-au-chocolat. 90 miles later we arrived at the Place Du Concord in Bayeaux […]

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France – Day 8

A lazy day in bed for all of us. Slightly more lazy for some of us as Ben and Simon didn’t really surface until 2 in the afternoon. Bruce spent most of the day catching up on Open University course work, while Nicki prepared dinner according to Bruce’s exacting instructions. The Coq-au-Vin turned into Chicken […]

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France – Day 7

Today after a slow start we drove to St Malo. The purpose of the trip was to see the St Malo aquarium. Having seen the aquarium 2 years ago we decided to revisit with Simon so he could appreciate how good the attraction is. The aquarium holds a wide range of fish including Octopus, turtles, […]

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France – Day 6

A day trip to Dinan. Everybody was up nice and early – not. Everybody is still enjoying not having to wakeup to alarm clocks and the normal daily routiine. Dinan is a very picturesque town in Brittany. Beautiful walls, buildings and a weekly market with fantastic fresh produce. The market was our first port of call.  All of […]

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France – Day 5

Well, a lazy day after the previous day spent in the high trees. Ben and Simon eventually surfaced from their beds after one in the afternoon. Nicki, Bruce and Daniel had a quiet breakfast followed by a walk up to the bins and a chat with Susan who was cutting her  hedge. This was followed by a […]

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France – Day 4

An early start to the day, with the boys all off for a day doing the high ropes at the forest of Villecartier. The rope course is a series of routes through the trees with each route harder and higher than the previous route. Having completed the training required to go on the course the […]

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