Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Back home

We left St. Hilaire de Riez at 7am this morning and got home at 6pm. We had a wonderful holiday in France. We enjoyed every minute. It was a very relaxing holiday. The girls slept till 9am almost every day which never happens at home. Of course they went to bed later than usual, but they were pretty exhausted at the end of the day due to the outdoor life and swimming. We spent a few hours in the swimming pool each day, and especially Fleur had a blast. She just loves to swim. Sanne didn't really swim in the first week. She could spend hours in the paddling pool, but as soon as we bought her new Winnie the Pooh armbands she finally dared to swim. We visited St. Gilles Croix de Vie, St. Jean de Monts and Île de Noirmoutier. I especially enjoyed our visit to Noirmoutier. I was there about 27 years ago with my parents and brother, and although I didn't recognize everything it reminded me of our stays in the Vendée at the late 70s/early 80s. No day passed without playing jeu de boules with Fleur. She loves that ball game, especially when she is in the winning mood. And believe me, she won a lot. We also played games like Mens Erger Je Niet (don't know the English name of this board game) and Yahtzee and I read 5 books. My favorite books were the Dutch versions of Moonshine by Victoria Clayton, Learning by Heart by Elizabeth McGregor and Showdown by Tilly Bagshawe. I like reading books, but I never allow myself time to read a book. Too busy with other things at home. A holiday is always a good occasion to catch up on my pile of unread books. We didn't really feel like going home, but once you start packing your stuff you do long for home again. At least I do. We took about 450 pictures so enough material to scrap. Below you find a selection of our pictures. I will spend the next few days on washing and ironing (the worst thing about coming back home), but also on catching up on my favorite blogs.



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!!!

XxX Hanneke

Lilian Schneider said...

Welcome back Ingrid, love those pictres! Everyone looks very happy and relaxed.

Lisette said...

Those pictures look wonderful. I see Eric got a lovely tan, but I guess he'd already had a head start in Grand Cayman. I'm glad to hear you had such a good time.

Love,
Lisette

Anonymous said...

Welcome back sounds like a very nice holiday and those pictures are great I'm looking forward seeing all those lovely lay-outs you're gonna make with them.

Groetjes Anja

Daan said...

Welkom terug Ingrid. Aan de foto's te zien hebben jullie erg genoten van elkaar

scrapzab@gmail.com said...

welcome back !!!
cheers,
zab

D@nielle said...

great holiday pics, we have about the same amount lol Hope you get through the washing soon ...

Heidie said...
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Heidie said...

welkom terug. Aan de foto's te zien hebben jullie een leuke vakantie gehad.

Miranda said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday! Love the pics you showed...

Joke said...

Hi Ingrid. I'm glad youa re back and had such a nice vacation. Working time will begin in a few weeks for you ( I gues) so you could use this. Your pictures are lovely. Super, those digital camera's. Enjoy your washing machine, I'm allmost ready.

Groet Joke

Norbiba said...

Hey Ingrid,

Welkom terug in het kikkerlandje!!
Fijn dat jullie het naar je zin hebt gehad...de foto's zien er erg gezellig uit!!

Groetjes norbiba

Monique said...

Welcome back!!! Glad to read you had a good vacation with lots of family fun! Great pics for layouts ;)
And I look forward to see you next week (workshop Dawn Iskip).
groetjes van monique

Petra said...

Fijn dat je weer terug bent, jullie hebben het fijn gehad, zie ik wel aan de foto's
groeten Petra

Je@net said...

Welcome back girl!
Great pictures!!

Janny said...

leuk dat je er weer bent Ingrid en zo te zien aan de foto's hebben jullie genoten!

~Nancy~ said...

Hey there girlie! SO happy that you're back and that you guys had such a great time there! The pics look great!!! XOXO

scrapgek!!!!!! said...

I love the pictures!!! welcome back ingrid! xxx marije.