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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas!!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a very Peaceful and Pieceful New Year!

Just a few pictures to share with you of our brief stay in Brittany on the way to UK.

This was the view from our hotel bedroom in Vannes on the south coast of Brittany.

Having booked through a last minute website you usually get one of the least nice rooms but the helpful receptionist told us she had upgraded us and I could see why when I saw this stunning view.
Unfortunately it was wet so we saved sightseeing in Vannes for another trip and drove on to Josselin which has a very beautiful old centre. Fortunately the rain had stopped by then but it was still very grey.

Since we have been here in Taunton we have mostly been shopping and meeting up with friends and family. Earlier this week we met one couple at Dunster Castle. The castle is run by the National Trust and evenings during December they open the house for a few hours. The rooms are decorated as they would have been in times past, we were given a glass of sherry on arrival and there was music and singing provided by two ladies - one playing harp and the other a flautist. While we were there, there were no children around so all the adults had great fun with jingle bells and clappers!
This is a picture I just managed to get of the castle before it got dark.

You might be able to make out the sea behind the castle - on a clear day you would be able to see the coast of Wales.

Have a lovely Christmas.


  1. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing and providing some food for daydreams. May 2017 brings to you all the blessings 2016 forgot. Hugs. ;^)

  2. Wonderful pictures! Merry Christmas!

  3. Great pics and have a lot of fun.
    I wish you and yours a bright and merry Christmas and New Year

  4. Merry Christmas and happy New Year Lin xxx

  5. I love seeing your photos - wow, just lovely! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  6. That sounds lovely - in spite of the grey mist in Brittany!

  7. Thank you for sharing. We love France and are part of a Twinning with a village in Nord pas de Calais so we visit regularly. How I envy those who live there as you do. Happy New Year!

    PS I was part of the 48% too and am only just coming to terms with the need to leave the EU. What were we thinking of?!

  8. I hope you enjoyed a lovely Christmas! :-)

  9. I love your pics Lin. I hope you've had a lovely Christmas. Xx

  10. Hello Lin,

    All the best for 2017. Thanks for sharing your travels crafts etc with us.

    Happy days.

  11. Lovely photos, Lin, especially your header! Brittany looks beautiful .... how lucky your room was upgraded, what a view it had!

    Love the pictures of Dunster castle with its magnificent view too!

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2017, with lots more lovely stitching!

    Hugs, Barbara xx

  12. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos. Happy New Year.


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