Hey friends. We’ve been in Brittany for a week now, and will be staying for one more. Living in collectivity has its challenges, even for an extended family that gets along as well as ours does. I find myself wanting to come here to this blog, and share my news with all of you. Because that’s me time, I think? Me and this computer? And not living under the spotlight of collectivity or anything like that?
Blogging is so confusing.
We’ve had really nice weather for Brittany. Again. This is going on three years now and it’s so unusual. I expect rain and cold but we get sun and hot and I’m all turned about.
(This is a good time to mention that I’ve been putting Instagram photos in my posts and that’s a new thing. But they don’t appear in the e-mails for those of you who follow my news by e-mail. I’m sorry about that – I don’t know how to change it. Also, sometimes photos that were taken on my phone appear sideways in the e-mail, though they are straight in the blog. Again, I don’t know why that is – sorry for the inconvenience).
But the good weather means beaches in the day.
And beaches at sunset.
Matthieu and I have been going for evening walks down to the ocean
and walks in other towns
and walks along the walls of Saint Malo.
This where we often go for dates –
– eating galettes and listening to musicians
– cruising the town and sharing the view with the seagulls
– and watching the sun set here too.
We’re doing the family olympics again this year. Twenty people divided into three teams. It’s just so silly and funny. There are frisbee throws, and obstacle courses, and dancing competitions, and cartwheel races … Fortunately not every person has to participate in every race.
There’s a lot of preparation.
And a lot of laughter and a lot of cheering for the people on the other teams (but we all still want our own team to win). And I think that’s all just kinda cool.
I’m too tired to be clever today, so I’ll just end with a picture from Saint Malo and say bonne soirée.