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Tuesday 2nd June

rain 15 °C

We woke up to the sound of rain on the skylight bedroom window. Our original plan was to go to Vannes for the day but instead we decided to have a light breakfast and relax at the cottage. We went to one of the neighbouring villages and had a more formal lunch at restaurant le Bienvenue, Roudouallec. We chose a lovely organic white wine and Dad and I had a very tasty seafood cocktail to start. Our main course was salmon with risotto and Dad chose the pork dish. Our desserts included a banana crumble and a lemon tart with coffees. It was a thoroughly enjoyable meal in rather traditional, somewhat old fashioned surroundings.
After a quick trip to the boulangerie and Spar in Coray, we returned to the cottage. The grim weather was perfect for lighting a fire and relaxing for the rest of the afternoon.
For dinner we had some baguette, cheese and salad at the cottage and munched our way through biscuits and ice-cream while playing cards. The weather cleared up only slightly later on so we ended up giving Bobby a very short walk to the end of the country lane and back.

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Monday 1st June

semi-overcast 15 °C

We got up early and paid a visit to the local boulangerie in Coray where we collected a croissant, pain au chocolat, baguette and an apple tart. We had breakfast at the cottage and it was only slightly too cold to sit outside in the glorious sunshine.
After breakfast we took a trip to Gourin (10 miles) to visit the local Monday market. It was smaller than we had expected but we still managed to come away with some tasty looking produce from the fruit and vegetable stall. To build up an appetite for lunch we walked around a lovely forrest trail for about an hour.
Our lunch spot was a very popular local brasserie called la Table de Morvan. Our main courses turned out to be a real disappointment but our desserts were wonderful. Very much a game of two halves!
After lunch we dropped Dad and Bobby back at the cottage and we drove to Rosporden to visit the Super U supermarket. We spent far too long in there browsing around all the french goodies!
Our dinner at home was a tasty mix of salad, bread and cheese. After dinner we decided to walk a circular route (about 2 miles) through the countryside surrounding our cottage. We lit the log burning stove and just took it easy for the rest of the evening.

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Sunday 31st May

all seasons in one day 14 °C

We woke up to the sound of rain and it pretty much rained most of the day. The perfect day to not feel guilty about leisurely unpacking and making ourselves at home. We cooked a frittata for lunch and finished off the wine from the previous evening.
Later on in the afternoon it brightened up so we decided to drive to Rosporden to find somewhere for dinner. Most of the appealing looking places were either closed or about to close but we noticed quite a few locals entering a pizza take away called d'Elise Pizza (14, Rue Nationale). We walked in and noticed that the pizza dough was hand made and the pizzas coming out of the oven looked and smelled wonderful. We placed an order for two pizzas and we were told that it would take an hour. We decided to drive back to the cottage to collect Bobby and then we drove back to Rosporden and had a quick walk by the lake. We collected our pizzas and a bottle of rose wine and headed back to the cottage.
Our vegetarian and anchovy pizzas did not disappoint at all but the biggest surprise was the bottle of Italian rose which we all loved.

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Saturday 30th May

overcast 15 °C

We got up very early and left the pub before they started serving breakfast though the owners very kindly prepared us a packed meal. Our ferry from Poole left at 8:30am and we got a lovely breakfast and lunch on board the boat. The four hour crossing passed by very quickly though it was a relief to get back to the car to see our little dog, Bobby who had probably slept for the entire journey.
Once we arrived at Cherbourg, we drove more or less non-stop to our cottage in Coray. The charming key holder, Charles met us at the property at 7pm and showed us around. We were left a lovely welcome pack of cheese, cider, eggs, bread etc. and we enjoyed a casual dinner using some of these ingredients. Our cottage is in the most delightful secluded setting at the end of a country lane and is a gorgeous picture perfect Hansel and Gretel style property. After a tiring day we all decided to opt for an early night and leave the unpacking until the morning.

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Friday 29th May

16 °C

We spent the day travelling south from Edinburgh. We stopped for lunch at The Moat House, Staffordshire for a lovely, light fish sandwich lunch in very pleasant surroundings and it turned out to be a great spot to walk Bobby around the moat. About 7pm we arrived at The Fox Inn, Ansty which is set in the most picturesque little village in the heart of the country. We received such a warm welcome and had a very tasty home cooked meal in the bar before going to bed.

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