This weekend we are off to Normandy (English spelling) with two French girls and a Greek guy. We have been planning this trip for such a long time, people in Brussels are always so busy so you have to plan weekend activities at least a month or two ahead. Anyway, we finally found the perfect weekend, which is Pentecost weekend (i.e we have Monday off work, the poor Swedes have lost this holiday for a day off on the 6th June, the National day – unfortunately it means that every so often they miss out on a free day when that date falls on a Saturday or Sunday). We are going to be staying with the mother of one of the French girls in her house by the sea. I can’t wait to go for a walk on the beach when it’s low tide (in Normandie & Bretagne/Brittany there is a big difference in high & low tide, I last saw it in 1982 when I visited Bretagne with my family), and we are going horse riding! It was actually a birthday present from me to my boyfriend for his birthday in September last year but we never found the time to actually taking some horse riding lessons. Then our friend told us about the opportunity to do it in Normandie, which sounded so much more exciting than doing it in Brussels.
The weather is supposed to be really bad, with strong winds and rain, but after a freezing cold Easter in Spain, and snow in Finland for the 1st May-weekend, I would say that we are used to it!! I have to add though that we had a lovely hot and sunny time in London last weekend (Ascension, I love the long weekends in May). I will bring my rain coat and some bottles of wine, I hope that the house has an open fire!