I need a vitamin boost!

We’re back from our hols! It was so good to discover a new part of France, and really feel like we had found our ‘place’ (we’ve been tossing around the idea of a French holiday and/or retirement home for years). It had the hills and trees to keep Husband happy. It had the beach for me & DD. It had really interesting (covetable) architecture.

Future holiday chateau?

The Basque country in France has the best blend of Spanish/Basque (my favourite) and French (husband’s favourite) – even on the road signs!

Bilingual sign in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (Wikipedia)
Bilingual sign in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (Wikipedia)

The weather was glorious, sometimes a little too hot, even in the shade, but that’s what the sprinkler park was created for, right?


DD got to practice her French at the epicerie every day, endearing her greatly to the shopkeeper. We discovered some amazing cuisine – and even a gluten-free cake!

There will be a recipe for gateau Basque later this week!

We got to start a new sea-glass collection, walking and chatting, jumping in and out of waves. We got to unwind and disconnect and just hang. 

Sadly, my body misunderstood the memo, and I’m now battling the start of a cold…time to catch-up on all my recorded TV shows and a scroll through the WordPress Reader. Hallelujah for the bank holiday weekend and no work tomorrow.


  1. I so get sick when I’m having a great time. Sorry to find you with a cold. But oh, I am so envious of your trip! Phenomenal opportunity! I hope you’ll stay well enough to enjoy it 🙂

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  2. I got mono….on top of everything else I’ve got going on, I had to get freaking mono. Thanks a lot, germy kid. I think I could have skated by unscathed with the 4-6 week incubation period…but I got so run down and stressed with these stupid extra online classes! Ugh! I have been being taken care of though which is so unusual for me but lovely. Your holiday sounds lovely. I absolutely want to come to the UK and France and have you show me all of those beautiful places!

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