Sunday, September 11, 2011

Who Needs Disneyland?

It has been long since I blogged last.

My summer was very eventful, getting onto a flying start with a visit from my son and family to our holiday home in Normandy. You will understand how busy it was, children getting up much earlier than my preferred time in the morning, so in order not to miss too much time with them, I had to drag my body out of bed and try to increase my energy level to theirs, because they were up and running with a smile on their face straight away.

They had been to Disneyland in Paris on their way to us, but I am convinced they will remember these animals better than some costume cartoon animals.

Feeding the cows 1 Feeding the cows 2

Who needs Disneyland?

And this ride in the playground at the old ruined castle in Mayenne was full of joy.

Rock on!

Who needs expensive toys when you have a collection of empty plastic bottles?

Plastic bottles and pebbles

Instead of extortionate restaurant prices you can sit in the dying sunshine on the doorstep with some snacks and a locally produced apple juice.

Doorstep snack

We all had a lovely time at our own pace. The simple pleasures of life always outstrip everything else, especially when you are in such wonderful company.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks like a great time was had by all ... and now you rest ;-)
R

Peter H said...

It is important to know and remember the simple pleasures of life - so easy to forget them, replaced by some manufactured craziness.

swenglishexpat said...

R - Rest, that is a luxury I have luckily.

Peter H - I just had to mention the cows, and the little one's rubber boots came on!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images and your grandchildren are so very cute.;))
xoxo

swenglishexpat said...

Zuzana - Thank you. They certainly are!