It’s the rentrée and I realise I haven’t blogged all summer. So tonight it’s like going back to primary school, writing an account of what I did in the summer holidays. Thankfully with no corrections in red pen these days.
I fetched Maggie and Jo from Glasgow and they stayed with us for the whole six weeks of their holidays. Here are some photos to show how we kept them occupied.
The girls spent a great deal of time in the water - here’s a mermaid in our pool
Sometimes we were invited to swim in our neighbours’ pool
When it was too hot we stayed in and Grandpa helped the girls make baskets
Another successful project was making Lego trains with electric motors
One weekend there was a medieval festival at Brançion
Jo dressed up in chain mail
The Brançion event led to an interest in making ‘medieval’ dresses and dancing
Help was always welcome in the garden
and we all looked after Gwendy
Maggie & Jo liked having a ride on the ponies
Adventurous days out included going to Lugny Acro
and the zoo at Touroparc
We watched jumping competitions in Cluny
and jousting on the river
We bet on the winners at Cluny races
and the donkey got some petting
Some days we went out for a bike ride
Having a break on the voie verte near Cluny
There’s a good place for offroad biking at St Gengoux
We went for walks in the woods
In the fairy den our neighbour made this sign – Jojo’s Hollow
We met more fairies at the Pays des Fees in Ameugny
Our friend Ruth gave the girls a lesson in baking
The girls prepared snails for eating. However the snails were persuaded to escape in the nick of time!
Even on a hot day the girls enjoyed the exercise circuit at the park in Mâcon
It was a good summer and we hope the girls will want to come and stay again next summer. Meanwhile we are planning new things to do with them.