Saturday, 17 September 2016

Chocolate Chips

We've had such a fabulous few days. My sister Ros and my brother-in-law Steve came to stay for a few days. They travelled over in their motorhome and stayed a few days with us before moving on to the Loire region.

We had a wonderful relaxing time with some delicious lunches out, walks with Spencer and a day out in Concarneau.

Here we are on the bridge on Spencer's favourite river walk at Scaer.

It was market day in Concarneau. What a fantastic market!

Live music in the ville close (walled town).

An interesting walk along the ramparts.

Back at chez nous, my brother-in law Steve did some fabulous work on the electrics in the workshop and barn. We are so pleased as it's made life much easier and Chris can see what he's doing in the workshop now!

If your wondering why this post is called 'Chocolate Chips', it's from the quote, 'in the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips'. I was looking for a title for this post and found some great 'sister' quotes and sayings. Here are some of my favourites.....

'Sisters....different flowers from the same garden'.

'Sisters are for sharing laughter and wiping tears'.

'A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost'.

'Sometimes being a sister is even better than being a superhero'.

'Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other'.

'A good friend knows all your best stories.
A sister has lived them with you'.

'I smile because you're my sister.
I laugh because there's nothing you can do about it!'

I'm very lucky in that I have two lovely sisters!

Thank you for popping by!

Maggie xx


  1. Definite family resemblance! How special that they visited your lovely French farmhouse. Are you back in England now?

  2. French Markets take a lot of beating, I love them. Sisters, you are so lucky, my brother was killed in a car accident when I was in my early teens so I never really had a chance to enjoy him. I was pretty much brought up as an only child and as my parents were both only children I am the end of the line. Have a good week Diane

  3. You had a great time together. I'm not especially close to my sister - but it's good to know that she's there! It's always good to share time with those we love, whether they are family or friends.

  4. What a great time you all had and that market....I had to wipe the drool off my face....they alone is worth moving overseas! LOL! You and your sister look like twins from a distance....only closer up can you see the difference but you still look like sisters for sure! Lucky you to have 2 of them. How nice of your BIL to work on the electrics as that is pricey to hire out....that and plumbing. So gald you had such a great time together!

  5. I can see the family resemblance. I wish I could have grown up with a sister. Looks like you had a great time! All those photos of food, fresh veggies and fruits are making me hungry. I could spend hours in this market. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Maggie, I have just found your blog on a friends blog called secrets of Paris, she is called Kiwi, We are from gloucestershire too and your dog is a dead ringer for our dog which has crossed over rainbow bridge, I look forward to your posts, Roz - my blog is
    where in Brittany are you we are just on the border of ille et vilaine and the mayenne

  7. I hope this finds you and yours doing well. May we display your header on our new site directory? As it is now, the site title (linked back to its home page) is listed, and we think displaying the header will attract more attention. In any event, we hope you will come by and see what is going on at

  8. How fun! The colors in the photos are lovely! It's so windy, right? You don't look cold though.


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