My son George came to stay with us for a week. He flew from London Stansted to Lorient and we picked him up from there as it's only about 45 minutes away from us.
George has been living in Australia for a year and only returned to the UK at the beginning of July so I couldn't wait to spend time with him. We were also very excited about him visiting us in Brittany as it would be his first time here. We couldn't wait to show him the cottage and the farmhouse.
I made him some of his favourite goodies including chocolate flapjacks, Poldark tray bake and a big lasagne....
George had really missed our dog Spencer and couldn't wait to take him to the beach. So the day after he arrived, we headed for Le Pouldu. We walked along the coastal path until we reached the beach where dogs are allowed.
The weather wasn't brilliant for the end of July but the rain stayed away and we had great fun throwing the ball for Spencer and watching him swim in the sea.
The next day we spent at home. George had offered to help us out with any work he could do so we set to work in the garden, cutting down some overhanging branches....
.....and pulling some old wood out of the brambles. That was hard work!
The next day we headed to Concarneau for the Friday market. It really is a fantastic French market with some wonderful food stalls.
....and also some good women's clothes stalls. I couldn't resist buying myself a couple of summery scarves and a pretty lacy cardigan.
After a quick stop for coffee, we entered the ville close where there was live music playing.
We had a wander along the street, browsing in some of the shops and then had a nice lunch sat outside one of the many restaurants.
The weather was perfect for walking along the ramparts after lunch.
We spent the next day at home and George helped us move some old slate tiles into the barn that were on the first floor of the farmhouse. The tiles were very heavy and we kind of made a human chain.
Off to the beach again on Sunday. This time to Lesconil.
It's great there because there's a camping car aire just behind the sand dunes and it's only a few minutes and you're on the beach.
We had a good walk along the beach then back to Harvey J for a lunch of bacon sandwiches. We then walked round to the little harbour and treated ourselves to a salted caramel ice cream.
On the Monday, I decided to bake some bread.....
.....and a baked brie for lunch.....
I'd never made baked brie before. It turned out very nice although rather large portions for just the three of us. It went down very nicely with the homemade bread and chutneys.
After lunch and a spot of relaxation, George started digging out the area at the front of the farmhouse. Last year I dug out the other side and it took me ages as it's mostly compacted gravel. I was very glad to have George help out with this.
Off to Trévignon on Tuesday. The weather was beautiful. We parked by a small beach just out of town.
We walked along the coastal path to the town where we had a delicious lunch outside. George had mussels whereas Chris and I had crêpes.
We explored the harbour after lunch.
George's flight was on Thursday evening so on the way to the airport we popped by Le Pouldu again for some final beach fun.
George's visit was like a holiday for us too! It was so lovely to have him stay and spend time with him. I'm thrilled that he now has an insight into our life in Brittany.
Now his visit is over, we must set to work....the bathroom in the cottage needs renovating!
Thanks for popping by!