Me & Mine – May 2019

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I knew it had been a long time since I’d managed to do a Me & Mine post – but actually searching back through my site, the last time I published a post featuring pictures of us as a family of five was back in December 2017 . . . How did that happen? I’m sure there must be more pictures of us all together and that they’ve just not made it into a dedicated post? I hope so anyway!

I’m slightly late on this being as how it’s now the 4th of June, however we were on holiday in France last week which means that a) I didn’t have time to write a post but b) I do actually have some pictures to share of us all together – mostly be virtue of my recent selfie stick purchase, something I swore I would never buy but which actually has turned out to be quite handy. Dave’s arms are no longer big enough to reach and get all five us in the frame so the selfie stick gives him a bit of help!

Family selfie in the car on the way to France - Me & Mine May 2019
We're going on an adventure family photo on the ferry to France - May 2019 Me & Mine
Family cycling in France Me & Mine May 2019
Family selfie in Bezier, France - Me & Mine May 2019
Family selfie at Carcasonne - Me & Mine May 2019
We're going on an adventure to Carcassone - Me & Mine May 2019

Dave is loving

* Fresh croissants and jam for breakfast
* Cycling with Ben
* Beer at lunch time
* Time off work to relax
* Sunshine

Colette is loving

* Still being able to speak enough French to get by
* Earrings (especially some beauts from Rachel Jackson London)
* Her new hair colour
* NYX powder puff lipstick
* Pain au chocolat

Ben is loving

* Being on holiday in France
* Training with Dave
* Croissants and Nutella
* Temple Run (a new game on his tablet!)
* Going to the campsite shop on his own to buy breakfast each morning

Chloe is loving

* Being on holiday in France
* Watching the first three Harry Potter films on repeat
* Being able to ride her bike every day
* Her new red swimming costume with a fancy shoulder frill
* Writing stories

Amy is loving

* Her cool new short hair cut
* Steak from the BBQ
* Making a new friend in France
* Swimming
* Being allowed to eat Nutella for breakfast every day


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  1. June 4, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Oh wow, was it that long ago. Crikey. Nice to see you back in with it. I love these shots, especially the one of you in the stripey top

    • Colette
      June 4, 2019 / 1:00 pm

      I can’t believe how long it’s been! I love that picture too 🙂

  2. June 4, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    Hahaha. I love being able to get by in French, it makes you so proud. My proudest moment was when we took all 7 kids to Europe and in Germany our wheel bearing went on the trailer. It was a day the shops were shut, but businesses were open, so we went to a farming mechanic and begged in our best German for a pump to push grease into the bearing. They understood after 5 minutes and now I will never forget Fettpressen as long as I live 😀

    • Colette
      June 4, 2019 / 7:55 pm

      That’s amazing! My win this time was managing to get the right medication in a pharmacy. I’m sure if I had a “real life” problem beyond ordering food, reading road signs and instructions that I might struggle but it’s nice to know that I can get by!

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