Friday, 24 April 2015

A Countryside Tour

Only a couple more days until we go home to England.

It was a pretty dull and drizzly day today. 

We've been told that this stone that sticks out on the back wall of the farmhouse would have been used as a step!

We had a nice lunch with our friends Gail and Rod. They kindly picked us up then dropped us back again. 

We then went to see our friend, Henri. He showed us around his lovely garden which is very inspirational. He has fruit trees, vegetables, flowers and he likes to try different things. He had just planted some melons. We had a drink with him and he then drove us around on a tour of the surrounding countryside. He took us to some high points where we could see our little town below and even see our house roof!

Henri took us to an excellent nursery with some beautiful plants and lots of ideas for our future garden. We also visited a brocante (antique/second hand) shop in nearby Saint-Goazec. Chris bought a WWII shell case. We will definitely be coming back to both these places to spend our money!

The tour was really interesting and it didn't matter about the drizzly weather. We saw all sorts of places and Henri also drove us past houses and farms nearby, many sadly empty and deteriorating. 

After the tour, Henri made us coffee and the three of us nearly ate a whole box of biscuits! It had been a lovely day and Henri was so kind to have spent the time taking us on the tour and making us feel so welcome. 

It's these types of things that make it rather hard to leave France!

Thanks for joining me. It's been lovely to have your company. 

Maggie xx


  1. So when will you go back to France? It must be hard to leave.

  2. I love reading about your adventure in Brittany. It's so sad when you have to go home because it seems so long before you can get back there. How long do you think it will be before you can move there permanently?

  3. Yes, when are you going back? If it weren't for my children and grandchildren here in the states, I would do it for the neighbors alone! What wonderful people you have in your area. But I am homesick for the little town I grew up in and that is my plan. I just hope I can find a neat old house/cottage in the country there.


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