As I was saying, leaving Connecticut wasn't easy. Saying goodbye to my mother, sisters, a new amazingly beautiful nephew, and our cherished friends is, frankly, a drag. A big, expat living downside that I'm not sure I'll ever be able to move beyond. We planned our return well this year though, and only had a one day turnaround before heading off to the Brittany coast. Locmariaquer is a small village on the Golfe du Morbihan where my husband's family has had a foothold since he was a child.
We go there to relax. We spend long lazy afternoons playing badminton, building sand castles, & sea kayaking which my kids fell in love with it this year. Even my five year old can move this baby......
Lot's of walking too..... this is my favorite place to visit, the marshes of le Brénéguy
And the amazing Maison Rose de Brénéguy. I dream about this place which my husband calls Jane Eyre's house.
From this angle, I can almost understand him.....
The beautiful Notre-Dame de Kerdo where we married (I know, I know, I said I was married at the Union League in New Haven, and I was, but it was only the civil ceremony, which is mandatory before a religious one in France)
This year was a culinary awakening for our oldest, 8, 1/2 year old Chloé. She delighted in French standards.....
...and seafood which, which we sorely miss in landlocked
Switzerland, she could be seen bouncing on her seat chanting
but the biggest surprise was oysters!
Loc is known for it's oysters and every year I promise my summer read will be
but with the late setting summer sun in Brittany, I've never quite found the time..... Have you read it?