Anyway, I’m mincing about now. Without further ado, here’s some snaps from ma semaine en France avec la famille de mon petit ami – my week in France with my boyfriend’s family. They moved to France near Carcasonne, in 2004 and we’ve had at least a week’s holiday there every year since. Our devices connect automatically to their wifi, we have holiday eau de toilette there, and I've been known to out-bake the BF's mum with my fig tarte, so it's a home from home.
My main objective of the holiday were:
- to do as little as possible
- to read as much as possible. I normally don't have loads of time to read, as I prioritise writing and real life over reading. I normally read about a book every 3 - 4 weeks
- to spent time with the BF's parents
- Number of books read 4 ½ - one abandoned due to lack of interest in the characters
- Number of swims in the pool 7
- Number of breakfasts of a vat of tea with home made fig jam and French bread – at least eight
- Number of afternoon tea sessions – 5- no baking it was too hot and see main objective 1 above
- Number of excursions – 4 - a BBQ, Status Quo concert, disused monastery garden, fancy restaurant
- Number of days when I didn’t leave the property 5 – bliss
- Number of episodes of Desert Island Discs listened to – 1 Kenneth Williams, and it was brilliant. It’s in the archives, any UK based people should download the podcast and enjoy.
I hope you've enjoyed this and it's inspired you to have a holiday yourself, whether that's a self catering week off work at home, a glitzy cruise around the Bahamas, or a week's camping in Cornwall with the family, whatever makes you happy.
Until next time,
Liam Livings xx