France Photo Diary #3

On Friday I got back from another lovely week spent at my home in France. This time around it was beautiful and sunny – did you know you can get a much better tan in Cancal in July than in California in April? Who’d have thought it!


This is the view from the start of the pier at Cancal of the lighthouse, fish market and oyster beds. (more photos in last summers post!)

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The obligatory bowl of mussels whenever I go to France. I promise one day I’ll remember to take a photograph of them before I’ve eaten them all!


We had a lovely meal at the creperie in Combourg that claims to be the oldest in Brittany. 


As a seafood fiend I enjoyed a traditional galette (buckwheat and black butter crepe) with prawns, scallops, squid and mussels in a cream sauce – it was to die for!


Every time we eat there my Mum has her favourite crepe for dessert: a scoop of coffee ice cream wrapped in a crepe, doused in Irish Whisky and set alight at the table – always fun to watch! 


It’s usually just me and my parents, so it was certainly an adventure cramming in the back between my Mum and my Grandma whenever we drove anywhere!


On the way back from Cancal we took a wrong turn and discovered the most amazing sandy beach complete with clear blue, swim temperature sea and rock pools. I’ve decided that next summer we’re going back for a beach day! 

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This is the view from Mont Dol, the highest point in the area. When I took this shot I’d climbed to the top of a gruelling spiral staircase to get atop a tower – never doing that again! 


One of the first places we visited was the lovely historic town of Fougeres. 


Tickets to get into the castle. I had such fun running around it with my Dad. My nail polish is ‘Extravagance’ from the O.P.I designer collection. 


The view from the top of one of the castle towers – the road just looks so European, not like England at all!


The fact I took this picture in the glass of the double doors into our living room just shows how sunny it was. I’m wearing this outfit, with my Whistles wrap bracelet and a Little Fille headband. *edit* (17/07/11) Does anyone here watch Pretty Little Liars? I’ve just realised I look a lot like Jenna in this picture…

Where have you all been jetting off to for your summer holidays?