Following on from my last post I wanted to put together a teeny photo diary of our mini holiday! We visited Brittany for the first time last summer and knew without a doubt that we would come back. Within hours of touching down at the tiny airfield (it doesn't warrant the title airport, really) I could feel myself starting to relax and enjoy the sea air, despite the temperatures being a bit miserable!
I shan't ramble too much as I did post about virtually the same holiday this time last year - it follows a nice routine of sleep, walk, beach, eat, rinse, repeat. This year we ventured into Dinan for a rainy day lunch at a restaurant named Le Cantorbery (harking back to my uni years!) with a roaring wood fire and steaks aplenty. Jon developed a taste for the local delicacy Kouing Amann, which is a buttery croissant-like cake, whereas I stuck by my faithful pain au chocolat. I constantly bemoan the lack of a real bakery where I live now as I grew up with proper boulangeries and patisseries on every street corner - if only Brentwood would follow suit! Dinan is the most beautiful old town with medieval houses, cobbled streets and oodles of charm, plus a pharmacy on every street (almost), so naturally I had to pick up a couple of skincare bits... Effaclar Duo and Caudalie, oh yes.
We didn't spend as much time on the beach this year as it was simply too cold (I'm a bit of a wimp). Instead I spent mornings curled up in the conservatory with a good book - I got through four books in four days - and when the rain eased off we went walking along the coastline and pretended to be smugglers (well, I did.) It was blissful and quiet and totally relaxing - I want to go back already!
If you would like to see more photos I did post a few on my Instagram, as well as the beach photos from my previous post! My next task is to convince Jon we need to get married over there, how fun would that be?
Lots of love,