Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Back from Easter Holiday

It only goes to show one cannot trust the Easter weather. We never ventured out for a walk without the big umbrella and lots of layers to keep warm. The French countryside displayed everything from sleet and snow to glorious sunshine. Many mornings there was frost on the car, the wind sometimes nearly ripped the chimney off the roof and then there was a wonderfully warming sun occasionally. We had it all in a fortnight!

True to tradition we did as little as possible, spending our energy on walks, stoking the fire and reading, also known as ‘charging the batteries’. And we returned to Germany slowly along the northern coast of France, taking in places like Le Touquet, Berck-sur-Mer and Montreuil-sur-Mer, which keeps its name extension despite the fact that it is 500 years since it was a coastal town.

When I came back I had to check my visit stats, as one does, and was flabbergasted at the number of American teachers who were interested in Pippi Longstocking lesson plans. Is that classic, Swedish character part of the American curriculum? I am intrigued. I wonder how many American kiddies have been presented with a downloaded copy of that lesson plan? They are welcome to it, but if so, I wish their teachers had had the decency to say thank you in a comment!

I leave you with a Smilebox of selected pictures from our holiday.

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Diane Mandy said...

Welcome back!

CanadianSwiss said...

Pipi Longstocking might not have been part of teh school curriculum in my time, but it sure was part of our pastime curriculum ;)

Beautiful picts, btw!

swenglishexpat said...

CS - glad you enjoyed the pics!

1st Lady said...

What a wonderful Carousel! It sounds like you had a lovely and relaxing holiday. As for Pipi, I looked like her once!