Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Does My Bum Look Big In This

Last Friday evening Linda and I sailed to St. Malo aboard Brittany Ferries newly refurbished ship 'Bretagne'. Everything was new and sparkly and up to Brittany Ferries usual high standard. If you ever feel like a tour of their website you will read that they make big thing about the Art on board their ships. There are wonderful ceramics and bronze sculptures within glass display cases in the main corridors and interesting murals on the walls in all the public places. Each ship has a theme. The theme on our ship was the Breton way of life with murals and sculptures of Breton people at work and play.
I think that this visual introduction to the locality is marvellous and from the minute you step on board ship you are in France.!!

As usual as soon as we embarked we dumped our bags in our cabin and made for the Restaurant where we were first in the queue!!! The food as always was excellent. As this was a different ship from the one we travelled on last month, there was a different menu. We had the seafood buffet starter needless to say! The main courses were excellent and very rich. I had scallops which were served in a small 'Le Parfait' preserve jar on a bed of creamed potatoes and vegetables I did not recognise! All this covered in a rich sauce. It was delicious but very rich. I ought not to have eaten the Dessert Buffet!!!!!!!!! After finishing our bottle of wine we had a quick look at the shops and then staggered back to bed to sleep it off.

When we arrived in St. Malo the sun was just coming up and we set off on our search on the way to meet friends in Fougere.
To be continued .............................


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi It sounds as if you had a lovely time! Speaking of lovely time, I enjoyed the Vintage textile Fair in Ilminster yesterday. Wonderful selection of fabrics, ribbons, lece, buttons etc.. I have added your Old Fashioned Stuff events page on my blog under the Fairs & events links. Look forward to attending the next one!
Isabelle x

Lizzie said...

Glad you enjoyed your day at Ilminster. It was a great day and all us stallholders had a busy time and enjoyed every minute catching up with friends and customers we hadn't seen since last November. Are you coming to Poundbury, Dorchester in May.

Lizzie said...

PS> Should have said Thank you for the link. Thank You.