Brittany is my favourite part of France - we have been on holiday here many times. I think this is because it reminds me of Ireland - it's very green - it rains quite a lot as we discovered this week - and there's all that Celtic culture. It is our dream to one day buy a house on the South coast along from La Baule, which is where the weather is best. So we travelled there again last week - me, husband, daughter and her schoolfriend, carefully vetted by us as being a. a keen reader and b. not a fussy eater.
|Allotments seen from the city above - very green as you can see.|
The girls did their usual stuff - talking till after midnight, sleeping till ten, two hours of 'getting ready', then outside to link up with the bar's free wi-fi so they could catch up with Snapchat and Facebook and 'update their stories' with holiday pictures. I wasn't terribly pleased to find out about the free wi fi and wanted a total break from the internet. So I didn't bother. But the girls are lost without it. One day when it was raining heavily they even stood outside sheltering under the restaurant's canopy so they could connect. At least they found time for reading - their current favourite being the 'Divergent' series by Veronica Roth. I watched the DVD of the first book with them and quite enjoyed it. It was better than 'The Hunger Games' anyway. They also liked eating crepes and exploring the market. I quite like this necklace and bracelet with the Breton symbol which my daughter bought and might borrow it sometimes.
So a good holiday, even though the weather was a bit mixed. We got to the beach in St Cast one day and sat outside most evenings to eat even if we had to wear jumpers and shelter from light rain under the big umbrella. And we had some lovely meals out. My favourite was a little restaurant on the quayside called LesTerre-Neuvas where we sat out side for lunch on our final day when the sun shone. This meal below cost 16 euros and was absolutely delicious: crevettes roses with mayonnaise; scallops and salmon gratin, and something called Assiette Gourmand (greedy plate?) with cassis sorbet, chocolate mousse and far breton - a kind of egg custard with prunes.