Fruit of the Garden – a Young Family Travels Part 1

Fruit of the garden

A Young Family Travels Part 1

A bit more than two weeks ago, I came home from my vacation in the south of France. I wanted to write about the trip, share pictures, but for some reason, something always kept me from doing so. I always have the feeling that I am not so good at travel writing, but hey, I haven’t even tried.

This would be little one’s first holiday, this would be S.’s first holiday since he started working, and this would be our first time traveling together as a family. We didn’t go on a fancy trip, no we decided to make this one special and visit family. After a train ride of almost 5 hours, we finally arrived. First stop was S.’s older brother, his girlfriend and their daughter, thus little one’s cousin, who is only 9 months older. We stayed with them for 3 nights, or about 2 whole days. Little one was so happy to have someone to play with that wouldn’t wander off right away. Continue reading “Fruit of the Garden – a Young Family Travels Part 1”

If we were having coffee – 20 June 2015

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am a bit tired at the moment. My friend F. just left, we had lunch together and went to the park Monceau after that. Now little one is asleep and I finally have a moment to have you share a drink with me.

If we were having coffee, I’d propose some water, or some sirup, I’ve got organic apple pomegranate sirup or cola sirup. Or well if you want some milk I have that too.

How have you been? I haven’t joined in a weekend coffee share in a month now, last one was on the 23rd of May… can you believe that? I am hoping to have you over a bit more regularly in the months to come. Is there anything that I missed on your blog? I have only been back since Monday…

How has your week been? Mine was quite calm, I only worked once since coming back from vacation (no I did not leave on a 3 week holiday, just didn’t blog for 3 weeks) and that was last weekend. This week most of my students have exams, and then once July starts the holidays kick off too. I do hope that I’ll get some new students over the summer break.

Blogging wise I’ve had a fun week, there were quite a few writing challenges and short stories. Yesterday I put up a book review of a book that I read over my holidays. I have also read some great blog entries, and have tried to let the authors know as much as possible that I enjoyed their writing. I signed up for the Summer Reading & Writing Program hosted by Nerd in the Brain, but have not really started yet. I will hopefully do so soon?

What are your plans for the week to come? Do you have anything special in the works for midsummer night / longest day of the year / first day of summer tomorrow? I have nothing special planned yet, but if I can finish it today, I’ll post my entry to this weeks writing challenge hosted by Ula @ the Confessions of a Broccoli Addict, the theme is Picnic, which definitely suits the seasons of this weekend. I think that I might also share some vacation memories and maybe even a recipe. Then of course I should try to squeeze in a book review on Friday, and would like to join Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie too. I have been tagged in the love/hate challenge and should take care of that too. But for now nothing is set in stone, but it might be a busy week ahead, at least when it comes to blogging.

Would you like to join others for coffee? Then head on over to Diana who hosts the weekend coffee share on her blog, Part Time Monster every Saturday. Check out her post and the link up to see what others have been up to.

Have a great weekend, and a great week to come, Solveig

Some photos I took during my trip to the south of France (hosted on flickr)

Hand picked cherries form the garden