A nice break in France
A nice break in France

After Christmas, this is my first pause in 2016. I enjoyed it a lot! New stories, beautiful landscapes, delicious food, good wine, desserts… all in one week. Let me share some of them:

“Bonjour”

From the beginning of the trip, we told our daughter (Cami) that people in our destiny don’t speak Dutch. Instead of “Hallo”, you should tell them “Bonjour”. We said.

During that week, we visited an indoor playground to survive the rainy days, Cami tried to make friends while she was playing, but she did not succeed. “Nobody wants to be my friend”, she said a bit sad. “Maybe it’s because nobody understands you”, I answered. “That’s right, they speak “Bonjour”. Maybe if I speak “Bonjour” they will play with me… You know what, when I grow up, I’ll speak “Bonjour”! ”.

4 years-old and she has realized that Language=Integration  🙂

A clear purpose

Some weeks ago, we made a photo collage with Cami to visualize which desserts we want to eat during the holidays. She LOVES desserts and the whole idea blew her mind!

The Targets
The Targets

During that week, there was NO DAY without a nice sweet 🙂

Accomplishment 1
Accomplishment 1
Accomplishment 2
Accomplishment 2

Since not all the targets from the collage could be accomplished, she (or we?) cannot wait to the summer!

Touristic attraction versus Nature

Le Mont Saint-Michel is one of the Top attractions in France, but to walk inside was impossible due to the crowd. So, we decided to enjoy the walking-path along the nature in the way back. To have such a landscape in our walk paid off the whole trip.

Left: our faces when we saw the crowd Right: let's walk back
Left: our faces when we saw the crowd
Right: let’s walk back
Le Mont Saint-Michel as landscape
Le Mont Saint-Michel as landscape

Pan y Queso

Where can Life be so simple and delicious just with bread and cheese? Well, only in France! There is no other country that makes a delight on any food… even on bread 🙂

The sound of the crust
The sound of the crust

We could not miss the opportunity to enjoy the simple gifts of France under the sun and, in addition, to make some art at the garden.

Pan & Queso
Pan & Queso
The VNQ's art. Guess who's the artist of every painting :)
The VNQ’s art. Guess who’s the artist of every painting 🙂

Living like God in France

I would apply this expression on any holidays you want to take. We tend to think that holidays = to spend a fortune. Well, no if you do it smart. It’s a combination of focus on what you want + setting your budget. There’s no reason to deprive yourself -and your family- of a nice break and have new adventures! I’ll leave this topic for another post 🙂

The beach
The beach

Life is too short

The last day, I had that feeling of “farewell”. When I checked my messages, I saw that one of my friends from school just passed away. Why a young -and good- person, with a beautiful family and a life going on… is just gone? I don’t get it… but it makes me realize that Life is too short

  • To not share valuable things
  • To waste it with negative people
  • To overlook the good moments with our family
  • To not contact that old friend just to say “hello” or “goodbye”

Life is too short.

 

I love holidays. It’s the best way to disconnect myself from the daily routine and collect new stories with my family. Now, I’m looking forward to next pause…

 

Did you also have a nice break in the eastern holidays?

 

Bon, à bientôt mes amies!,

Kaqui…

 

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