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October 5, 2011

An autumn holiday in the sunshine…….

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The grandchildren came to stay last week and it was perfect weather for them with blue skies and warm sunshine. It was better than when they came in August as at the end of September there is little risk of sunburn and children tend to sleep better on cooler nights.

Maggie and Jo at the playpark at St Point

Maggie and Jo at the playpark at St Point

It was easy to keep the kids amused. They love going swimming and we tried out the lake at St Point.  Perhaps it’s not so suitable for very little children as there is no beach and the water becomes deep quite quickly. But there is plenty of shade and a great playpark by the campsite.

The lake at St Point

The lake at St Point

We also returned to Lac de Laives where the little ones could dig in the sand and paddle. Hardly anyone else was there which surprised me seeing the weather was so good.

The beach at Lac de Laives

The beach at Lac de Laives

Cycling is a new craze for Maggie and we spent a couple of mornings on the voie verte at Massilly.

Maggie on the voie verte

Maggie on the voie verte

 The voie verte is a safe place for learning to cycle or simply going for a walk.

Chris and Jo going for a walk

Chris and Jo set off for Cluny

The children like going into the old railway station with its colourful mural. There are tables and chairs inside for people to have lunch if the weather isn’t too good.

 

Maggie is also keen on horses and our kind neighbour let her ride Duchesse round the field.

Riding Duchesse

Riding Duchesse

 And of course there was a visit to Gwendy every day. Gwendy is very gentle and is careful not to munch on little fingers.

Maggie feeding Gwendy

Maggie feeding Gwendy

This Indian summer is due to end on Friday but we can’t complain after such a wonderful September.

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