Monday, 12 July 2010

Le Touquet

I'm back!!

Saturday was a fabulous (if long!) day.
Up at 04:30 and on the coach by 06:20 for our trip to Le Touquet.
Arrived at lunchtime to find the town covered by sea mist...warm but not too hot..just right for browsing the shops...the sun finally appeared at about 17:00 just as Pat and I were sitting on the sea wall...perfect!

A picture of the scrappy stash I managed to find..a selection of magazines for inspiration (there were 9 to choose from!!) and some buttons and thread found in a little haberdashery shop.

We joined some of the others for lunch (9 of us in all)..yummy!!
Pottered around the town (there are photos but mainly on Pat's camera - they will appear on future LOs) and generally had a good time.

Le Touquet is often called "Paris by the sea" - the road into town passed by some really fabulous houses (weekend/holiday homes for Parisians) all set in woodland - how the other half live.

Then came the journey home - the killer bit (for me anyway). We didn't get back until 23:30 and then I couldn't sleep straight I spent yesterday in a fog of tiredness and aching everywhere. Today I'm still a bit achy but not so tired - no excuse now for avoiding the washing mountain brought home by DS!

I found the pic. of the b'day card I made for my BIL (it was still on the camera and not uploaded to PC  as I thought - doh!).


Diane said...

Hiya Sue,

It`s worth all the pain as you and Pat had a fab day !! I assume all your craft mags are in French ??

hugs Diane xx

tea_bag said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, love your card hugs alma xx

Carole said...

I'm so glad to hear that you had a fabulous day, and managed to do some stash shopping!

Lovely card for BIL too - aren't men difficult?!

Hugs - Carole xxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

sounds a fab day sue, shame about being in pain the next day but sounds worth it...

maria x

Clarky J said...

Wow sounds like you had a fab time Susie x Your card is brill too is the background a stamp? x

Jo said...

What a super day in Le Touquet - when we went we had torrential rain all day so sea mist is fab! Lovely stash too - eye candy in whatever language is always welcome. Great men's card too, they can be so tricky.

jan said...

glad you had lovely time with Pat Sue, and lovely card too, great to get away, hugs Jan xx