S: England & France 2010
FC: England & France September, 2010
1: England & France September, 2010
2: On the Plane! Nicholas had fun talking to people on the plane. Then he slept for about 3 hours. Mummy wasn't feeling good so it was up to Daddy and the nice lady sitting next to us to entertain him for the rest of the flight. | Nicholas P. McDermott Elmira, Ontario
3: Lunch in Honiton Cute café with a gluten-free menu! | At baggage claim, waiting for Nicholas' car seat to show up (it didn't) | Exeter | Honiton
4: Taunton | Dinner with Liam's college freinds, Norm, Tim, and Simon
5: Nicholas manged to have fun no matter where we were! Here he is making faces for the camera, playing with a pamphlet, and swordfighting while waiting for curry take-away. | Crazy Boy!
6: Montacute House | Montacute House is an Elizabethan country house restored to 18th Century levels (although some rooms were restored to different eras). It also has large gardens and a family picnic area. The long gallery on the third floor is home to an exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.
8: Salisbury | Around the Cathedral | Nicholas had a nap while we walked around the cathedral
9: A walk about town
10: Good times with friends at The New Inn. Nicholas spent ages playing with thee branches above the bench.
11: Old Wardour Castle was originally built in the 12th century. The destruction happened during the civil war. After that it became a "romantic ruin" and landscaped gardens were created around it. | Old Wardour Castle
12: Seaside afternoon | On Sunday we spent the day with our friend Rachel Dennett in Swansea (Portsmouth). Nicholas loved walking along the sea shore!
13: Eating chips in the park | Trying out some rides at the end of the pier (they weren't running)
14: We spent two nights with Liam's cousins, the Newbury's. Nicholas loved the big fountain on their back patio. He was also fascinated by the dogs, Oscar and Freddie. | Staying with the Newburys
15: The challenges of photographing two dogs and a baby! | We came across a small hamlet called "Canada". Of course, we had to stop for a photo.
16: Portsmouth | On our last day in England we met up with our friends Simon and Darren. It was raining, so we had to stay inside.
17: The HMS Victory is a 15th century ship restored to it's former glory. We were too late to go on a tour - maybe next time!
18: France | We finally arrived in Angouleme at about 8:00 at night. That morning we missed our flight from Exeter to Bergerac and had to take the next flight to Paris. From there we took the train to Angouleme. The train was packed, and we were barely able to cram ourselves and our bags into the car before it left the station. Meanwhile,Tony was waiting for us at the airport in Bergerac!
19: Dinner at Le Locomotif
20: Bordeaux | Taking the tram into the city
21: Chinese for lunch! | A plaza near the river
22: A walk in the park
23: A ride on the carousel | Shopping on Rue St. Catharine
24: Playing at Chez Bardon
25: Peekaboo! | That was Daddy's pony! His grandpa made it for him
26: The Abbaye Aux Dames is an old convent that is now a music academy. It was also used as military barracks during the revolution. The Abbaye was closed for lunch when we got there so we had to come back later. | Saintes
27: I love Saintes!
28: The Cathedral
29: Arch of Germanicus
30: Back at the Abbaye Aux Dames
31: While we went through the Abby, Granny walked with Nicholas around the courtyard so he could have a nap. When we came out, a big group of school children had come to play in the old cloister. Nicholas loved running around just like the big boys!
32: Farmer's Market in Blaye
33: Saying Good-bye!
34: Exeter (again) | We flew back to Exeter for one more day.Nicholas had a nap while we walked around this park. | The city walls were originally built during Roman times. They have been added to and rebuilt several times.
36: Nicholas couldn't get enough of Liam's bangers & mash. He even ate the peas.
37: Heading Home | Our flight from Exeter to Toronto was delayed three hours. It was already a long day - 10 hour flight with a stop in Newcastle. Nicholas was good the whole time! He loved walking around and meeting all the people in the airport.