We've just got back from a longish break in Brittany. It rained for pretty much the whole time we were there, apart from the last two days which were so hot most of us got sun stroke. My good pal John Dixon appeared to have had a damp time of it in the Vendee as well. Here are ten random thoughts about our holiday:
Most French towns and villages are like the creepy town in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The restaurants were nearly all devoid of children, even the one we went to in Paris. Adults stared in horror at our brood. They don't greet you like the Spanish and Italians do.
The nicest most fun meal in France we had was on the campsite.
The best meal of the whole trip was in Abingdon, Oxfordshire at Pizza Express on the way home.
I struggle to find good French wine at home, we didn't have a bad glass all week when I was there. Wish I'd brought more back.
French trains are great.
If you're stuck on a soggy campsite in France then a day trip to Paris is great fun. Don't try and pack too much in though.
Campsites are great fun - when it's sunny.
Adventure sports in France -like a high wire are more relaxed than the health and safety stricken equivalents at home.
Sliding down a waterslide with your bum cheeks exposed makes you go faster.
Pedalos with two wheels are much faster than the ones with the one single wheel in the middle.