The result is amazing, we seem to be almost surrounded by these fields of sunflowers. The two shots directly below are from the long valley road heading out from Saint Cernin to Fontenilles on the route of our "daily" run.
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Vineyard near Bergerac
Everyone needs a holiday now and again, so can you take a holiday when you are already on holiday. Sure you can, I just had to check with the boss who then referred me to the payroll department and bingo it was official: no blogs for a week. I'm back now, feeling refreshed and ready to fill in the gaps.
Ros, my mum, has now been with us for just over a week. We have been cruising, spending lots of time by the pool and Mum has been giving the boys swimming lessons. Jack has been training doing lengths, he is up to 130 now. Henry is still bobbing around as usual but at least now he doesn't sink (he has a bounce - float thing going on). Young James has made the most progress: he has abandoned his water wings, has mastered his torpedo kick and is just starting to learn "big arms".
Friday, 18 July 2008
July is a crowded Birthday month for the Bisset clan: not only does Henry have to share his birthday month with his brother James but also his nana (Ange's mum) and grandmother (mine).
If that wasn't bad enough, one of the worlds most admired men of the last century, turns 90 tomorrow on July 18th.
Also big Happy Birthday to Lynetta Walker - it must be your 35th or 36th today (although why you married such an old fart like Trevor we'll never know).
So after some careful counselling on sharing and some discussions about when to celebrate his birthday (he thought the 15th would be a good day); the big day finally dawned. The presents were excitedly unwrapped and have so far endured a thorough work-out. We had a family lunch at a restaurant in Belves (thanks Grandma) and then raced home to continue our assessment of Chinese manufacturing standards (they are still holding up).
Thursday, 17 July 2008
|Happy Birthday James. Five big years of smiles and laughter are now behind you. Back home your friends would only be starting school but you've been hanging out at Le Got school already for six months learning to read and write in French. |
We should have lots of fun times and many more adventures before your next birthday. Hope you had fun today and enjoyed your new presents.
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Check out the compulsory swim cap James is wearing in the freezing campground pool in Spain.
Picture of Craig and Jack rock surfing
Welcome to the Tuesday Ramble:
Monday, 14 July 2008
There was big excitement today as we all headed to Beynac for a three hour canoe trip down the Dordogne river.
We choose a 12km route putting in at Vitrac and canoeing back down the river to Beynac. The route takes in some amazing scenery including the villages of Domme and La Roque-Gageac and numerous castles including the two bigies, Castelnaud and Beynac.
For me it was easily one of the best adventures that we had in France to date. The river flowed quite smoothly and although there were no real rapids, Craig and Jack managed to get snagged on a rock. This provided plenty of amusement for the others which was duly milked for the rest of the trip.
We had an impromptu lunch on the opposite bank overlooking La Roque-Gageac. I got some great shots on my little camera, including this shot of Beynac on the left, which I'm quite proud of.
I can't wait to get out and do this again!
Sunday, 13 July 2008
We had a great meal outing to our local favourite restaurant, Le Gaulois. Le Gaulois is a farm (ferme) restaurant (auberge) based on a gallic theme. They offer a great set menu which involves around 5 courses of some fantastic food and a fairly unlimited supply of wine.
We managed to ensure that Craig had his share of the wine even after the "Magic Potion" aperitif and allowing for very potent digestive drink served with coffee at the end.
It was a very full and festive bunch who arrived back home late into the evening.
Back in January I had promised Delwyn from Peugeot NZ a picture of us having fun with our EuroLease car.
Anyway this is the latest post, a great photo of Jack and James with the car with a hint of the coast in the background. Ange is just out of sight helping Henry out of his togs. This photo was taken at Zarautz beach in northern Spain last week.
It was around 800km to get there and back and we must have clocked up 300 km in our touring around Spain. We are getting just over 900km to a full tank, which is very economical.
I would definitely recommend Peugeot EuroLease.