... when you have a river on the doorstep? Well, not exactly the doorstep, but down in the valley, the little river which runs through our village. And I am still on day 3 of the family visit, lol, I did tell ya Monday was an incredibly busy day.
After lunch, we headed down to the river, the Arroux. It is quite shallow at the moment because of the drought conditions in our area, making it a great place for the kids ( and adults, lol ) to play in. I don't think they could ever had such fun in a swimming pool, they loved it! We went back there every day until they left -
I love my little water babies!
Now, some people merely can swim, others can WALK ON WATER! -
and darling little ones get wrapped in big fluffy towels after their watery activities -
We had just enough time to get back to the gite Stefan and family were staying in and to get ready for 'aperos' with the owners of the gite, who lived next door. What a lovely family! It was so sweet of them to invite us all for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. They were charming hosts, they spoke some English which our children greatly appreciated and made us feel so welcome -
The gite, btw, was gorgeous, a beautifully modernised stone built farmhouse, fully equipped with everything you could need. I'd recommend it without hesitation to anybody who would like to stay in this area of Bourgogne.
By the time the aperos had been consumed, the kids had found new energy and toddled off to play on the huge trampoline or the swings whilst the adults played table tennis ( and while I cooked in the gite's fabulous kitchen, lol, except for when I snuck out to take photos )
I have to laugh every time I see these photos of my grown up boys behaving like kids again. Priceless, and wonderful memories.