Project 365 #35 {Last week of Summer}

So that's it, Summer is over for another year.

It's been a pretty good one.

Mostly.

Project 365 #35

Project 365 Day 236 - Brambles // 76sunflowers
Project 365 Day 237 - Lego Movie // 76sunflowers
Project 365 Day 238 - Wedding clothes // 76sunflowers
Project 365 Day 239 - Bath Abbey // 76sunflowers
Project 365 Day 240 - Chickens // 76sunflowers
Project 365 Day 241 - Rainy Sheffield // 76sunflowers
Project 365 Day 242 - Wedding day Camper Van // 76sunflowers

Day 236 A nondescript Sunday, I explored the garden and found lots of signs of Summer passing - and far too many brambles.

Day 237 Bank Holiday Monday so obviously it rained. A quick trip to the shops and we came back with the Lego Movie. School uniforms all sorted too.

Day 238 Sorting out Wedding outfits today. Everyone had a new outfit apart form me - I had to alter a too-big dress I had only worn once to a wedding seven years ago and the shoes were recycled from my own wedding. I'm so not a girly girl so buying a new posh frock was just wasteful. I love this dress anyway and I scrubbed up ok!

Day 239 A trip into Bath today for some much needed time together. New outfit for the boy sorted and a pub lunch.

Day 240 A bit of a soggy day and the chickens were looking sorry for themselves. I'm not looking forward to the Autumn and Winter with them in the garden.

Day 241 A crazily long journey up to Sheffield today. And then it rained. We survived the family room in the hotel!

Day 242 Wedding Day! My gorgeous niece got married today. The sun shone and she had a camper van to take her to the church within which the girl got to travel too!

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Project 365 #34 {Au Revoir}

A week of goodbyes.

Our seven days in France came to an end then it was back home - where I am ignoring the countdown to the end of summer.

Project 365 #34

Project 365 day 229 - Lazy Sunday // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 230 - Flowers in France // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 231 - Flight from France  // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 232 - Chilling // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 233 - Playdough cake  // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 234 - Dyrham Park // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 235 - Cabot Tower view of Bristol  // 76sunflowers
Day 229 Lazy Sunday in France just chilling in the garden and with sticker books.
Day 230 Flowers from the French garden. The mother in law always has lovely floral displays going on.
Day 231 The flight home and watching France fade away from view.
Day 232 A day to chill out - good to be home though.
Day 233 The Great British Bake Off inspired play today!
Day 234 A walk around Dyrham Park to blow away the cobwebs.
Day 235 Another windy view from the top of Cabot Tower in Bristol - a good spot for head clearing.
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Limoges {#HDYGG}

Limoges {#HDYGG} // 76sunflowers

I can't believe we are back home again enjoying the remainder of the rather soggy summer holiday.

I'm now counting the days woefully until it's back to work time.

I just know it's going to fly by.

Instead of looking forward I have looked back a bit to last Friday when we spent a hot sunny day in Limoges. In front of the Musee Beaux Arts were some beautiful manicured gardens full of fountains, plants and flowers whose names I do not know - I like to admire but don't learn much along the way!

Limoges {#HDYGG} // 76sunflowers
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Limoges {#HDYGG} // 76sunflowers
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Limoges {#HDYGG} // 76sunflowers

The last plant had a delicious aniseed scent when I crushed the seeds - Fennel?

Any help with naming will be much appreciated.

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365 #33 {Bonjour}

The fact you're reading this means I have been successful at blogging and posting abroad. Apologies now if any of the photos are misaligned - I haven't quite mastered Blogsy on the iPad!
This week saw us heading to France.

365 #33

Project 365 day 222 - tshirt to skirt // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 223 - Healthy porridge with coconut milk // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 224 - flight to France // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 225 - Dried flowers // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 226 - Car in Rochechouart // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 227 - Old Quarter, Limoges // 76sunflowers
Project 365 day 228 - Lac de St-Mathieu

Day 222 A quiet day at home and I thought I would attempt some sewing for a change. I had been wanting to try the 'turn a t-shirt into a skirt' tutorial I have had pinned on Pinterest for months. It turned out okay I think.

Day 223 A healthy day before the fear of France and too much cheese and wine. I tried porridge with coconut milk and fruit instead of cow's milk and a vat of maple syrup. I have to say it was rather nice.

Day 224 Flight to France today, just me and the kiddies. It was the children's first ever time on an aeroplane - the excitement was so lovely to see and they were so helpful.

Day 225 Off to see the real France at a local market. The hustle and bustle was great and I loved these dried flowers.

Day 226 A thought provoking walk around Oradour-sur-Glane - see here - followed by a stroll around Rochechouart where I spotted this lovely Renault.

Day 227 Today we had a lovely afternoon in Limoges looking around the beautiful gardens, taking in some culture at the Musee Beaux Arts and exploring the Old Quarter.

Day 228 A chilled Saturday with a trip to the local town for pain followed by an afternoon at Lac de St-Mathieu.

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Limoges, Limousin {France}

 Limoges, Limousin // 76sunflowers

Today the sun shone.

It was a day to explore.

In Limoges, about 40 minutes from our base at the in laws in France, we found beautiful gardens to admire.

 Limoges, Limousin // 76sunflowers
 Limoges, Limousin // 76sunflowers
 Limoges, Limousin // 76sunflowers
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 Limoges, Limousin // 76sunflowers
 Limoges, Limousin // 76sunflowers
 Limoges, Limousin // 76sunflowers

Live jazz music accompanied us as we took in the colour of the flowers and enjoyed the simplicity of just playing with the water in the pools and fountains.

The museum - Musee Beaux Arts - was appreciated, possibly more by me than the children.

And time was spent exploring the Old Quarter with its intricate doors and historical exteriors.

It's been a lovely break but sometimes a challenge getting the balance across three generations on days out.

Give and take seems to be the best bet.

Appreciating the outdoors and linking up with Country Kids...

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