A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, North Brittany coastline

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! After spending a wonderful week in Brittany I returned to a very rainy UK last night. I can’t complain though becasue we were so lucky with the weather in France, spending time at the beach most days. We go to my Dad’s for a week every year in the Summer holidays (you can see some of my previous posts herehere and here) and this year was the best weather yet. Isobel had her French playmate for the week so they were happy splashing about in the sea and exploring rock pools.

On Monday we spent the afternoon at Bonaparte beach (which you can more about here), then on Tuesday we went to Gwin Zégal, which is only about 20 minutes on foot from my Dad’s house. The steps down to the beach are very narrow and steep, but it’s well worth the thigh burn! You have to pay attention to the tide times on this coastline because you can end up stranded on some of the beaches at high tide.

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, Gwin Zegal beach

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, Gwin Zegal beach

I love walking along the coastal paths and through the country lanes at this time of year. Beautiful hydrangeas in every shade of pink, purple and blue line the windy roads.

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, purple hydrangeas

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, purple hydrangeas

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, hay bales

In the evening we visited the nearby town of Binic. There are so many pictureque harbour towns in this part of Brittany. Being an hour ahead of UK time meant it was still light at 10.30!

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, boats in Binic harbour

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, boats in Binic harbour

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, boats in Binic harbour

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, Skinny Dip Peachy necklace, Topshop bananas T-shirt

My namesake Skinny Dip necklace and Topshop banana T-shirt…I wonder if these count as two of my five a day!

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, beach huts in Binic

On Wednesday we had a browse around the weekly market in Plouha. I was very restrained and only spent five euros on a bracelet (although I managed a couple more purchases later in the week!)

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, Plouha market

On Thursday we spent the afternoon at Le Palus beach, which has a great play area. Isobel was doing great on the rings until she fell and whacked her shin…an ice cream soon made her forget about it though!

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, La Palou play area

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, boats in Paimpol harbour

The weather turned cooler and rainy on Friday so we drove out to Paimpol for the afternoon. Just as we parked up the heavens opened, so we dived into a creperie until it passed. I popped into Scottage, where I bought this jacket last year and found a lovely little bag reduced from 49 to 15 euros 🙂 I also bought the sunglasses I’m wearing in the photos below from another shop in the town.

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, boats in Paimpol harbour

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, boats in Paimpol harbour

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, boats in Paimpol harbour

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, statue in Paimpol harbour

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, creperie

The cloud threatened to scupper our attempts to see the blood moon from the house on Friday night, so we drove to Pointe de Plouha, a lookout point on the cliffs, for a better view. When we arrived the moon was just disappearing behind a big cloud, but we waited and eventually saw the lunar eclipse. The moon wasn’t as red as predicted but it was still spectacular, especially through binoculars. The bright dot at the bottom right of the photo is Mars! The photos we took don’t really do it justice but I think it is better to have the memories. Isobel thought it was amazing and I hope she always remembers seeing it with her parents and Grandad 🙂

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up, blood moon seen from Pointe de Plouha

A wonderful week in Brittany + Sunday Reflections link up

One last photo at the airport before heading home. I hope we have many more fabulous holidays in this beautiful part of France 🙂

So that’s how I spent my week in Brittany! Don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for the Style Not Age July challenge!

 


 

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11 Comments

  1. July 29, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    What a wonderful place. France is very relaxed isn’t it? And those hydrangeas are so beautiful. I have many of those in my garden, these are my favorite!

  2. July 29, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    It looks beautiful there Emma! Lucky you to get to stay there every year xx

  3. July 29, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    Very beautiful place! I love the boats on the water and the beautiful flowers you took. Hopefully one day I can see such lovely places:)

  4. July 30, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Those towns look so beautiful. beach towns are my favorite places to go in the summer.

  5. July 30, 2018 / 5:07 am

    Oh what a wonderful holiday. I like France. You had the best weather. Thank you for the link-up Emma.
    XO Tina

  6. July 30, 2018 / 8:38 am

    That looked like a fabulous holiday! The blue sky is an added bonus! Lovely to ‘meet’ your parents and thanks for sharing the photo of the moon and MARS! Amazing xx

  7. July 30, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Looks gorgeous Emma and you missed the worst of the storms! I couldn’t have resisted that market, it looks like my kind of place. xx

  8. July 30, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Great photos Emma, looks like a fabulous family holiday. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  9. July 30, 2018 / 7:10 pm

    Emma,
    Thanks so much for sharing the photos from Brittany. How absolutely gorgeous!! I hope to get there sometime. Your weekly picks were adorable as well–it’s so fun to see what everyone is styling. And your gingham skirt is SO cute. Are we all loving gingham, or what?! Next it’ll be seersucker!! Lol!
    Best,
    Darlene

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