We just returned from our holiday in France. It was a mammoth journey from our home in the North East England, through the Channel tunnel, and on to Courseulles sur Mer in Lower Normandy.
We had a brilliant time with my parents, and my brother and sister-in-law. The town is gorgeous and there’s quite a lot going on there. We enjoyed our visit to Juno Beach Centre, and we were lucky to have been in town when the Fête de la Mer was on.
Our apartment was a really nice size, with three bedrooms and a large, light living area. Plenty of room for a hilarious game of catch with Uncle Mike!
Desserts were traditional, too, and this delicious apple pie with almond custardy stuff inside was a brilliant way to round off a meal!
Of course, we had moules frîtes, and plenty of stinky cheese! I loved the merguez sausages, too. We were in the Calvados region, so we did try a little, but preferred the very tasty varieties of cider. Naturally we ‘sampled’ a fair amount of wine, too. Well, it would be rude not to, in France!
Every morning my dad trekked out to the boulangerie for fresh baguettes and croissants, pain aux raisin and brioche. At the beginning of the holiday the list was short and simple (croissants for all), and got longer as the week went on as we realised what else the place had to offer!
Of course all these amazing meals leave dirty dishes. We were sent a lovely bundle of Finish products before our trip (before we set off, we used the dishwasher cleaner so we didn’t come back to any nasty pongs in the machine – genius, I tell you!) and the apartment fortunately had a dishwasher. No arguments over who will wash, who will wipe! I’ll bet my parents were happy we didn’t have a replay of our childhood tussle between my brother and I!
Where was the last place you visited on holiday?