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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We have had our young grandsons staying with us in France for the past 3 weeks and any thoughts of dieting have gone completely out of the window.

We have enjoyed ourselves going out and about. We visited a monkey colony where the monkeys are free to leap from tree to tree above our heads. We went an historic battle re-enactment evening - the French won against the English in 1453. We went to a scarecrow festival and played ancient games as well as archery and pony riding. We went canoeing on the river Dordogne marvelling at the chateaux on the passing hills. And so much more. We ate burgers, pizzas and lots of ice cream but also got plenty of exercise. We have a pool in our garden and I taught the youngest to swim (age 6), I had taught the other one to swim the year before (age 7), a little older as he was a bit more timid. So this year I taught the older one (now 8) to swim a full pool length (10 metres) under water to make his mommy proud.

Now they have gone back home to their parents and we are feeling quite down and sad but so glad we have been able to give them a wonderful experience. The ferry tickets have already been booked for next year. We will see them again in October when we visit England.

Anyway, back to the diet. With all that food and all that exercise I have managed to just about maintain my weight of 158. I have now set a new goal for 20th October to lose 8lbs and see that magic 150 on the scales. Back to real life and the real world without my boys but so much more enhanced for the experience.

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    It is hard to tell which are the monkeys and that is my DH in the pool with the boys

    I will post more photos on my page when I have had a chance to go through the mountain of them we have
    2532 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/21/2014 6:26:26 AM
    You must be SO PROUD of your grandsons ! And what terrific grandparents you are !
    It sounds like a really busy summer !
    2533 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    your grandchildren are adorable.
    2533 days ago
    Maintenance is great. emoticon

    Thanks for sharing your photos & stories of family fun with us. You gave an amazing gift to your grandsons!
    2533 days ago
    We can learn so much about living a busy fun-filled energetic active life by hanging out with children!
    Now, back to real life.
    2533 days ago
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