C’est st malo

Today we learnt a new word – c’est,  meaning ‘it is’.

So when I pointed to the town across the water I was able to say ‘c’est st malo’.

As a result we decided to catch the boat across – 2 of us chose to sit outside and 2 of us sat in the cabin

Once we arrived we decided to take a stroll around the walls – well in my case a stroll on the walls

and do some exploring

We also had a browse around the town and had a yummy ice cream – I had cherry flavour and we all decided it was the best ice cream we’d ever had

Then we caught the boat home again

There was a flea market in full swing when we got back to dinard and we found me a pair of jelly shoes for rock pooling for a Euro – which was very fortuitous as we were going to buy a new pair for 11 Euros so a very good find!

Goodbye England, bonjour France 

It’s the last week of the holidays so we’ve decided to decamp to France – along with the rest of the uk if the queue for the ferry was to be believed 

The ferry sailed from Portsmouth to Caen and took 6 hours.

We spent most of it outside. First we used the handy binoculars to spot The Victory and new aircraft carrier

Then we watched Portsmouth fade into the distance

Next we ran races on the deck

And watched the bow wave

And explored the ship

And did some reading

And pretended to play some computer games

And then magically we were in France

So we said goodbye to the mont st michel ferry

Retrieved our car

And enjoyed the scenery as we drove to Dinard

Zip a dee do dah

On Thursday we ventured to Pecorama the train themed fun park. We are members but this was the first time we’ve visited during the school holidays… we probsy won’t make this mistake again!

However every cloud has a silver lining and due to the crowds we ended up doing some of the less well known activities such as the zip wire

And the model train exhibition where I honed my train driving skills. Peep! Peep!

Blue feet

On Sunday the weather was pretty rubbish. But being British we decided not to let it ruin our plans. So irrespective of the driving rain we headed off to our local Nationsl Trust property. There wasan ulterior   motive as the Big N and D wanted to have a gander at the reed matting in the long gallery as the Big M is currently making a carpet from sheets and table cloths procured from Stalbridge Laundry’s rejects.

Due to the downpour we were asked to cover our wellies with blue plastic booties – quite the fashion accessory

I think the Parisian catwalks are safe for another year.

I was also a super responsible Big brother and when Inigo wandered off I went to get him.

One, two, three, four, five 

Once I caught lots of fish alive…

We spent a couple of days with my godparents whilst they were House sitting in the new forest. The house was AMAZING. Super slick with all mod cons – and plenty of old cons too. Like a wood fired pizza oven in the garden which the Big D made a bee line towards

My god brother, kitt, and I spent a few happy hours catching some fish on the plentiful streams around the house – I caught lots…

The key to my success was getting totally involved.

I’m considering joining the local angling club to show them how it’s done.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Last night we had a special treat – we went to a party and were allowed to stay up past our bed time! – believe me that’s a once in a lifetime occurrence!

The party theme was Hollywood so we went ‘en famille’ ax the Hollywood walk of fame. Here I am am with the Big M modelling our costumes

And here is Inigo in his

The party was super cool. There was an amazing 20 meter water slide which was indescribably amazing and a bouncy castle

And loads and loads of food

And some ducks to keep Inigo amused

All in all a very good evening!