I had my birthday on Saturday and we went off to Suscinio, a medieval hunting lodge near the Golfe de Morbihan. We stopped in a small village called Penvins. We walked down to the sea and as is normal for me I collected sea shells to bring home. I have never seen so many oyster shells in one place. In Penvins we found a wonderful restaurant called " La Pergola " - our lunch there was superb.
Then off to Suscinio where I've wanted to go for a long time. The castle was first built in the 14th century as a hunting lodge by the Dukes of Britany at a time when it was independent of France. Displayed in the castle are some wonderful 14 and 15 th century tiled floors that were originally in a church adjoining the castle. The church was destroyed in the 15 th century by fire and the tiles were lay undiscovered until the 1800's. They are just amazing and I can see that they will be an influence in some new art work.
We had a lovely day with hot sunshine, good food and wonderful things to see. Also, of course, more seashells and stones which are my reminders of special times.
I live in a late 18th century farmhouse or longere
with my husband and our three cats, Tortue,Pie and Samuel.
I taught Art in England for over 35 years and have always done my own work.
We moved to France over 7 years ago and and continue to work on the renovation of the house and making the garden.