Bon weekend from Dinan in France

Written by on June 1, 2019 in Newsletter from France


Hope you had a great week.

I’ve been in Brittany all week and I think the rain clouds followed me about much of the time! It was unusually damp for this time of the year but it didn’t matter, Brittany is gorgeous. I toured the Pink Granite coast and then took a detour to Dinan which is an exquisite medieval town, I couldn’t stop taking photos. Of course I’ll be writing about all of this in due course but all I’ll say now, is if you get a chance to stop in Dinan – do it. A couple of people told me they saw the signs but went past, if you do that, you’ll miss out on seeing the most beautiful winding, hilly cobbled streets lined with ancient half timber houses and so much beauty…

I’ve popped home to look after the animals as the other half had to go to London and I got a hero’s welcome from the dogs. The cats took a while to thaw out as they were sulking that the maid had taken time off. Except for FatCat who loves me more than anything except food (you can see him here on Instagram trying to stop me from leaving the house).

Meanwhile I have a duck problem. The year before last, me not thinking things through, left all the ducks in the pen together. Jean-Claude my experienced bird-keeping neighbour told me not to, but I didn’t listen. They seemed to get along swimmingly. To the point where we had more than 50 ducklings arrive. EEK. Once they were big enough, I spent a long time rehoming them to people who wouldn’t eat them. But no one wanted boys (I can kind of understand why). I was left with a few girls and nine boys. I separated them but the boys get a bit antsy sometimes. Poor Rambo gets picked on and he escapes into the garden when it’s all too much. So I decided to let him live with the chickens who like to roam, until I have time to build another pen. Of course the inevitable happened. They all picked on another duck, Sparticus. So he escaped. At this rate they will all be in the garden and not in the pen.

Wishing you a very bon weekend as I pack my case to head to La Rochelle and Ile de Re next week!

Bisous from France



ps top photo is Dinan, Brittany which even on a rainy day is totally enchanting. Join me on my travels on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

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