A French Christmas #4: the finale

The last morning broke on the green and hilly horizons of Plerín and we joined the family at the table for breakfast. An odd thing that struck me was that the adults all put their cups of tea in bowls (that I would assume would be for cereal or other food products) and dipped bread in them before taking a bite. 


As I am not a tea-drinker, I stuck to butter on baguette and orange juice. We also tried some of the homemade jams – apricot, orange and rhubarb. Before long, we were once again packed and in the car heading to the seaside to have a little walk and breath of fresh air. We stopped in the little seaside town of Binic where there is a little harbour for boats and a lighthouse at the end of the pier/harbour wall.

The skies were glowing blue and there was a refreshing breeze blowing through the harbour. 

Our destination was Nantes Atlantique Airport to put me on a plane back to Manchester at 16:50. We bought some baguettes for Lisa and I to have on the way seeing as we were driving through the lunch hours and the return journey went without a hitch. We arrived at the airport at 15:00 and the check in queue was short.

However I didn’t want to keep everyone waiting so said goodbye to Léa’s dad, her sister, Léa and Lisa. 

I still haven’t mastered the art of not tearing up in airports so it was probably good to say goodbye rather then the four of them watching me blubber for ten minutes. I just cry easily. I’m too familiar with goodbyes in airports but that is not said with any negative emotion. I’ve been absolutely spoilt in Nantes, and I am so grateful to the LeCuddenac (I’m awful at spelling french words… sorry Léa!) family for being the best hosts I’ve ever had. 

To Lisa and Léa: be amazing, do what you love, and I hope to see you both again very soon ❤

“There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” – Diana Cortes
“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”

Until next time,



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