You Know You’re in Bretagne When

You guys, we are having SUCH gorgeous weather, which is amazingly unusual for Bretagne.


And I just thought I would give you a glimpse of what it’s like to vacation here.

Of course there’s cheese after each meal …


And place settings for 17 people.

bretagne23There are the scarves on the beach.


And picnic dinners with baguettes.


There is sunbathing on the rocks.bretagne20

And jumping from the dunes.


There are sand castles to build.


And uncles to delight in.


There are the French lifeguards being vigilant  . . .

bretagne18And the French seagulls stealing cookies.

bretagne27There are even places for Hunter to run!


What better place for an “epagneul breton” to be, than in Brittany?


He, obviously, cannot think of one.

bretagne16Happy, Happy Summer everyone!


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27 comments on “You Know You’re in Bretagne When
  1. Jennifer says:

    I love the photo with the umbrella and the sky. So pretty and summery.

  2. Leanne says:

    Oh, love!!! The kids are SO BIG . . . The puppy . . . SO BIG! The life . . . SO GRAND! Love these photos and the life they show. (And that face on your little one makes me laugh out loud. He is such a character!)

    p.s. I recvd your email about the book . . . I have started, but I don’t think I will finish before you pull it out. My friend, you are gifted beyond words! And I look forward to reading the hard copy once it is printed. Your life, your experiences, you stories . . . I wish I could give you a big hug. So please accept these words as hug enough, for now.
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  3. Elaine A. says:

    Ha ha! The lifeguard one totally made me laugh.

    P.S. We all have passports now so what is your address? 😉

    Glad you’re having a wonderful vacation!
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  4. Laura says:

    Scarves on the beach?! That seems so European! My parents are currently gallivanting through Europe at the moment. Wish I could be with them or you or anyone else having a fabulous European vacation.
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  5. I want to come visit! All of this is so gorgeous!
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  6. Keely says:

    This is wonderful. Sounds like a terrific vacation- and we’ll see you here so soon!!
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  7. I want to be there. I also have always wanted to wear a scarf on the beach but that never would have flown in New Jersey. The french are so much cooler.
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  8. Claudia says:

    Glad you are having such fabulous weather. Long time coming so ENJOY. Bisous!

  9. Ameena says:

    What a beautiful place to vacation! I’ve never been to Bretagne but one of these days I will get there. It just looks idyllic.

    Have a fantastic time Jennie!

    • ladyjennie says:

      It is lovely if you don’t mind cold water. You might actually prefer Normandy – Deauville, for instance. We’ll talk before you plan your trip.

  10. Poppy says:

    I think the lifeguards needed a snack – hilarious! Looks like you are having a fine time, my friend!
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  11. Sissi says:

    Love the pictures! Can’t wait to see you in a couple weeks sans chien.

  12. I have been dreaming of these beautiful photos for two days! So gorgeous.
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  13. Where are you! It looks so gorgeous!! Oh, how I hope we will get the same weather in August!
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    • ladyjennie says:

      We’re in the Côtes d’Armor near St Malo. What about you? Where are you going? Apparently, Bretagne gets about one good summer every 3 years. Hopefully this is it for you.

  14. Emma says:

    Even though I’ve lived here 3 years, I still love the nonchalance with which French men smoke! I love your accordion player – he couldn’t be more French if he tried!
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  15. Ahhhhhh, the scarves wrapped around the little boy—-So beautifully French! Xx
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  16. Carole says:

    I love Bretagne!
    Fave photos? The uncles and the lifeguards. :)
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  17. Carolyn says:

    I can come visit soon, right???
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  18. Sharon says:

    Good food, family, friends, and a love for life. Is there anything better than that? I don’t think so. Love your perspective on things.

  19. Andrea says:

    Beautiful! Could the sky in the first picture be any bluer? Happy vacation to you!
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  20. Abbey says:

    I love Bretagne, especially the St Malo area! Enjoy!

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