Friday, September 18, 2009

France August 2009

Our summer holidays for 2009 were at a holiday resort at Domaine De Kerlann in Brittany. We had been before in 2007 when Emily was just coming up to her first birthday. This time around, Hannah was just over her first birthday and Emily had her 3rd birthday. It was nice going back to the place where Emily had her first foreign holiday

Here’s a selection of pictures from the holiday…

These were in Lorient, a beautiful seaport town where we found a park for the kids to play in after looking round…



Followed by Emilys favourite snack of chocolate croissant...


We went for a great day out at a small town called Chateauneuf and had a lovely walk down a riverbank after lunching at a beautiful little cafe..



Like I said, it was Emily’s 3rd birthday and she loved her party and trip into Quimper


I couldn’t resist putting this picture of Emily giving her Ma a gig cuddle..


Our favourite place on both our visits has been Pont Avon, a really picturesque little town……



There were loads of nice beaches around Brittany…



& here's a picture of our accommodation…….


It was a great holiday. The kids both loved it; as did Sharon and I. Even the entertainment put on by the site, something we normally avoid like the plague, was ok. We took Emily & Hannah up to the dance every other night…


Would we go back again? I think so. The people are friendly, the countryside is beautiful, and its reasonably priced. Yes, it’s worth further visits.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ireland June 2009

Hi again folks. Well, I've been a bit poor on the old blog front and despite all my promises to do retro entries, I've left it so long that it seems a bit of an impossible task to update. To that end, I'll just put in an entry from a holiday in Ireland and a holiday in France.

So here's the blog from Ireland:

We went over in late June 2009 to see Sharon's family and also to look for a house (I've about two & a half years left before I return to Ireland to set up home).

We stayed with Sharon's sister, Denise, who always looks after us when we go home. Emily & Hannah love Auntie Denise's. Emily moreso bu thats to be expected; she's Emily's godmother.

Anyway, here's a picture of Denise & Sharon on a quay on the Loch Erne....

As always, Sharons family looks after us when we come home. Shirelle, Sharon's sis in law, always makes sure we're included in the family and she's an absolute star. This visit, she'd organised a bar-b-que for the Griffith clan.................

We went across the border to Bundoran in Donegal

Well, this is a short looksee at Ireland....
...France is next.......