Monday, July 29, 2013

Back from my first holiday. . . Dunkerque (France)

Hello all dear readers !! 

Queridas lectoras !!

I'm just back from my first little holiday. I was in France for a week, visiting my in-laws and I have lots to show you and tell you. So I will have to do it in several posts. 

Acabo de volver de mis primeras mini vacaciones. He estado en Francia visitando mi familia política y tengo muchas cosas que enseñaros y contaros. Creo que lo tendré que hacer en varias entradas.

My husband is French, from north of France, a city called Dunkerque and that is where we were. 

Mi marido es Frances, del norte de Francia, en concreto de una ciudad llamada Dunkerque y allí estuvimos.

We were in charge of our children and 2 of my husbands many nephews and nieces. Our task was to organise daily activities for and with them. 

Estábamos a cargo no solo de nuestros hijos sino también de un sobrino y sobrina de mi marido. Nuestro trabajo era organizar actividades diarias con ellos.

First one was going to the beach, the weather was just gorgeous and so we went 2 days to the beach, Dunkerque has a really nice beach with lots of nice ice-cream shops, there is a really nice feel to this beach. 

Primero fuimos a la playa, Dunkerque tiene una playa preciosa con montones de heladerías.



 We went to Kiddy Squat at Route du Chapeau Rouge at Teteghem. . . you can see more details and pictures at their web site (www.kiddysquat.com). Kids had a ball there !! 

Otro dia fuimos a una piscina de bolas llamada Kiddy Squat at Route du Chapeau Rouge en Teteghem . . .podeis ver mas detalles en su pagina web (www.kiddysquat.com). Los peques lo pasaron bomba allí !!


And the best part was the farm, Vernaelde Farm in Coudekerque-Branche. 

Y la mejor parte fue la granja de Vernaelde en Coudekerque-Branche. 


 



You can go into the Ecuries and see the horses. 

Se pueden entrar en los establos y ver los caballos.














My 2 and a half year old, admiring the donkeys ! 

Mi peque de 2 años y medio, admirando los burritos !

 











 Just opposite the farm there is a huge and gorgeous park, the name is Le Parc Du Fort Louis. 

Justo enfrente de la granja hay un parque enorme y precioso, es el Parque du Fort Louis.



 They had this huge bubble balls where kids can go inside . . .mine didn't but the chance is there !

Tenian estas bolas gigantes en las que los niños pueden entrar. . . los míos no entraron pero están ahí por si se quiere usar (previo pago)


 Info about the market in case you go there before end of September. . .

Informacion sobre el mercado que se pone en el parque por si a alguna os interesa. . .

 They also had giant size board games. . . 

Tambien tenian juegos de mesa gigantes. . .


and a lovely playground of which I don't have a picture as there were many children in it.

y un parque de juegos del cual no tengo fotos ya que había muchos niños en el.

The below picture however is from another lovely park in the disctrict of Malo-Les Bains, for me the loveliest district in Dunkerque (I will show you the district in another post). This is the main park in the district and it even has a small Aquarium !

La foto de abajo es de otro parque muy bonito que hay en el distrito de Malo-Les Bains, para mi el barrio mas bonito de Dunkerque (os lo enseñare en otra entrada). Este es el principal parque del barrio e incluso tiene un pequeño Acuario !


My daughter picked a couple of flowers (I know: bold !) but she meant good, as we were visiting family living in the area and she wanted to bring it as a present for them. Oh! sweet !

Mi hija cogió  un par de flores (ya los se, muy mal hecho !) pero lo hizo por una buena causa, como íbamos a visitar a unos familiares en la zona, ella lo quería llevar de regalo. Que bonita !



 And last, THE craft store in Dunkerque: Un point c'est tout
Now let me explain, this is the only craft store for yarn, sewing, etc that I know, and I have search hard believe me. But it is really nice and the lady that runs it is lovely too. They also have a small selection of craft books. 
This shop is located in 33 Boulevard Sainte-Barbe, Dunkerque. 


Y por ultimo, LA merceria de Dunkerque : Un point c'est tout. 
En realidad es la unica merceria que yo conozco en la ciudad. Pero tiene de todo relacionado con la costura, punto, ganchillo, etc
Est en 33 Boulevard Sainte-Barbe, Dunkerque. 







Full of eye candy !!!
Llena de cosas bonitas !!!

Hope you are all enjoying the summer !!
Espero que estéis disfrutando del verano!!

xEva








6 comments:

  1. Hi Eva, what a gorgeous place to spend holidays!I hope all of you had a wonderful time! I love the beautiful gardens and the amazing craft shop :) Thanks for sharing!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. Unas mini vacaciones ideal!!!
    Los niños seguro que lo han pasado genial
    Un beso, Rosana

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  3. What a wonderful vacation! I love all the animal pictures. I always want to go to the farms, fairs, and zoos and my husband always wants to go to the beach. But I love the beach too. The craft shop looks like fun. I am glad to get all the details on what you have been up to this summer. I will answer your email soon.

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  4. Thank you so much for visiting us..!! We love you guys!! HUGS and kisses!! :)

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  5. Hola Eva! Felices fiestas a usted, un abrazo. Silvia

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  6. AMIGA ESSE LUGAR PARA MIM SER UM PARAISO,EU AMAR ACESSÓRIOS PARA ARTES.BJ.VALÉRIA.

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