Inigo spent a lot of time today catching fish. He chose the double handed method and did pretty well. Whilst he didn’t actually catch a fish he caught loads of sand, shells, seaweed and a shoe.
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’.
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!
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
And explored the ship
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
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 was also a super responsible Big brother and when Inigo wandered off I went to get him.
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
The key to my success was getting totally involved.
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