Archive for May, 2009

Courégant Seascapes 114Courégant Seascapes 033Courégant Seascapes 055Le Courégant is situated in Morbihan, in the French province of Brittany. It has a wild coastline and is home to some of the most beautiful sea and sky views in this part of the world… Here are some of the views I captured on camera while we were on a brief holiday in the region last year.

More pics here.


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Gardening time

Yes! Finally! We’re on track… transforming a part of the property into a garden or a mini private park has begun.

Last week, we spent some four days in our Brittany home which, incidentally, is undergoing a major overhaul — from top to bottom — prioritising our garden.

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Things to do for and with the babies, for and in the house(s), and perhaps weather permitting, do a bit of golf on the side, but not necessarily in that order!

Baby Girl shown preparing for a swing…IMG_4251

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The kiddies are growing up and becoming “independent” too. I put independent in quotation marks because in reality, their independence is still a bit of an illusion.

The boat and weekend or Sunday sailing have now been relegated to a “We’ll see…!” activity. The poor 420 which was initially loved and taken care of so enthusiastically began to be neglected. And so, today, I decided that I shall have to sadly, part with her and will put up a notice that she’s for sale.

I don’t know how the kiddies will react to the news but heck, it’s not fun doing it on your own (me, alone!) and taking care of the boat (even a 420 needs TLC every now and then).

Pictures of kiddies with Daddy boating during an outing in Brittany.

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A 6-day trip to Italy may be quite tiring but can also be vivifying.

Last week, we left the cold, sun-less capital of Europe to arrive in busy, noisy but sunny Naples.

I’ve always loved Italy particularly its southern coast. Its mix of sophistication and crudeness never ceases to amaze me.

Full story and more pictures in my Picture Pot-Pourri blog…

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img_3675img_3676Meet my lil bodyguard, my companion, and family’s best friend… she’s as fierce and as courageous as a Doberman and as fierce a fighter as a Pit Bull! I kid thee not!img_36663

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I got this pièce de la résistance a couple of months ago.

It’s a small Edwardian solid silver bowl which I hope will brighten the living room mantelpiece. It was made by William Wheatcroft in 1903 with a Sheffield assay. It’s not too big, 8 inches only in height and 10 inches in diameter. I just love antique solid silver artwork but they must be pretty and must not look very tarnished, in other words, in relatively excellent condition.

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