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2011 - My second year of blogging in Brittany

I felt I would like to share some of the photographs I have taken so far this year and some from other years. I live in a beautiful part of Brittany and just love being here. It's a lovely place to photograph and enjoy being in through all the seasons and hopefully this blog will show you where I live my life.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Spring flowers, waterfall, July arrival

There are now signs of Spring about and today is wall to wall sunshine and blue skies - wonderful after so much grey and damp.  Cyclamen, primroses and snowdrops are all blooming in the lane.

I couldn't resist taking a photograph of these macaroons in a patisserie window in St Brieuc, but I did resist buying them.  

However, I succumbed when it came to these tulips at a very good price in a local supermarket.  

I think tulips are probably my favourite flower - I just wish they didn't go over so quickly in the heat of my sitting room.  

Andy, my worker, brought his digger with him on Friday and we cleared out all the compost bins of lovely crumbly, worm filled, brown mixture which he wheelbarrowed onto the veggie beds.  This should provide a wonderful start for my vegetables this year.

I picked some of the leeks and the last of the red cabbages - I love the colour of the cabbages.  While I was on the field I trimmed them and put the trimmings back into the empty compost bins - the cycle begins again.

There has been so much rain here that the waterfall at the mill house in St Nicolas du Pélem has been absolutely spectacular.  My neighbour told me that it was looking wonderful so I went down with my camera and he was right.

While walking back to the car a horse appeared on the top of a ridge.

Yesterday one of my friends from England spending half term here in Brittany, came over for a chat and brought me some Cornish clotted cream - I love her!  I spread crusty bread with butter, raspberry compote and then the clotted cream - scrummy!

On Thursday I was invited to a Valentine Party and last night I was a dinner guest with four friends in St Gilles Vieux Marché.  I so enjoyed both evenings and am thinking perhaps I ought to entertain more myself here at home.

Lastly, I have to post this photo of my middle child, Oliver with his partner, Emma because they look so happy.  They are expecting their first child in July, my second grandchild, Charlie who's just six and gorgeous is my first grandchild, and I can't wait - I'm so excited.

Three things I like:

1.   The brightness of the sunshine in the garden.
2.   Licking Cornish clotted cream off my fingers.
3.   Chatting with friends. 


  1. While macaroons leave me completely cold those snowdrops were wonderful.

    I like having people over for a meal or for aperitifs....well, the right sort of people, who like to talk about something more interesting than the local gossip - important thought the latter might be!

  2. How funny, Helen. I don't like macaroons like this either - they are dry and horrid. I liked the macaroons that used to be around years ago - one layer on rice paper with a split almond in the centre top which got chewy in your mouth. Because I live alone I do miss the conversation and interaction - I really enjoy watching people talk to each other too.