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Mademoiselle Célestine

A timeline that is continuously updated…

Just born, 23rd August 2013

Just born, 23rd August 2013

Born: Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France 48.5 cm, 3.21 kg

La main de papa

La main de papa

20th September

20th September

Forest walk mid-October

Forest walk mid-October

October

October

With Snow, 8 weeks old

With Snow, 8 weeks old

2 months old today, 23rd October

2 months old today, 23rd October

Forest walk,  29th October

Forest walk, 29th October

Watching fireflies, end October

Watching fireflies, end October

31st October 2013

31st October 2013

7th November: 60 cm, 5.7 kg

11 November, 11 weeks old

11 November, 11 weeks old

Coccinellle pyjama, 11th November

Coccinellle pyjama, 11th November

Chouette, November

Chouette, November

Owl, 26th November

Owl, 26th November

1st December

1st December

Hiking, 3rd December

Hiking, 3rd December

First visit to the snow

First visit to the snow

Christmas star

Christmas star

Christmas Elf, 4 months old

Christmas Elf, 4 months old

First Christmas, 4 months old

First Christmas Day

4 months old, with Anna

4 months old, with Anna

New Year's Day 2014

New Year’s Day 2014

2nd January

2nd January

New 'doudou' Basile ou Lola?

New ‘doudou’ Basile ou Lola?

3rd January 2014

3rd January 2014

Igor the wolf (loup)

Igor the wolf (loup)

Igor le loup, 4th Jan

Igor le loup, 4th Jan

9th January 2014. Height now estimated at 64cm and weight 6.9 kilos…

10th January

10th January

Just out of the bath

Just out of the bath

First visit to a playgroup

First visit to a playgroup

January 19th

January 19th

Morning , 23rd January

Morning, 23rd January

'Antique' effect

‘Antique’ effect

Five months old today

Five months old today

Starting to roll over

Starting to roll over

25th January

25th January

Purées on the menu

Purées on the menu

The expanding terrain de jeux

The expanding terrain de jeux

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

17th February

17th February

Friday 21st February

Friday 21st February

Determined to crawl

Determined to crawl

Six months old today

Six months old today

23rd February 2014

23rd February 2014

Enjoying birdsong

Enjoying birdsong

7.8 kilos, 68.5 cm and growing...

68.5 cm 7.8 kg and growing…

10th March

10th March

Puigcerda, Espagne

Puigcerda, Espagne

Weekend in the mountains

Weekend in the mountains

Seven months, one week

Seven months, one week

First Easter

First Easter

Transfixed by a bee

Transfixed by a bee

In  the potager (vegetable garden)

In the potager (vegetable garden)

Grecotel beach bar

Grecotel beach bar dinner

Grecotel Cape Sounio, 9 months old

Grecotel Cape Sounio, nine months old

The hotel cot, Cape Sounio

The hotel cot, Cape Sounio

On the lawn, June

On the lawn, 8th June

La piscine

La piscine, 12th June

Ten months old, atelier

Ten months old, atelier

Ten months, one week

Ten months, one week

Atelier cot

Atelier cot

Always behind bars...

Always behind bars…

La Côte Vermeille

La Côte Vermeille

A year has flown, and the baby has transformed into a petite fille…

First Birthday celebrations

First Birthday celebrations

23 August 2014

23 August 2014

Ready for cake

Ready for cake

Le plan d'eau, August

Le plan d’eau, August

First hair clip, August 2014

First hair clip, August 2014

Result of a new hairbrush...

Result of a new hairbrush…

Bébé Fox, bathtime

Bébé Fox, bathtime

Warm autumn day

Warm autumn day

Walking since October 3rd

Walking since October 3rd

At the crèche

At the crèche

Library, bébé lecteur group

Library, bébé lecteur group

Saturday market

Saturday market

Waiting room playhouse

Waiting room playhouse

The latest medical visit: now 10.6 kg, 79cm and growing…

Winter closes in...

Winter closes in…

Chosen friend

Chosen friend

Puigcerda Spain, 16 months old today

Puigcerda Spain, 16 months old today

Noël 2014, Cerdagne

Noël 2014, Cerdagne

Porté-Puymorens, first time on a luge

Porté-Puymorens, first time on a luge

Fresh mountain air...

Fresh mountain air…

Discovering the park, January 2015

Discovering the park, January 2015

Visiting our local play area for the first time and the first haircut…

First time on the slide

First time on the slide

Sieste

Sieste

17 months old

17 months old

Warming up, February 19th

Warming up, February 19th

Our little terrace, 19th February

Our little terrace, 19th February

18 months old, February 23rd

18 months old, February 23rd

28th February, market day

28th February, market day

Discovering confetti

Discovering confetti

Enjoying the carnival floats

First carnival, Céret

83cm tall, shoe size 21 and 11.25kg of curiosity and boundless energy…

Too quick for the camera

Too quick for the camera

Newly transformed bedroom corner

Newly transformed bedroom corner

Thursday March 19th

Thursday March 19th

31st March

31st March

Tiger shoes for spring

Tiger shoes for spring

On fine days we have a new ritual – visiting the chickens we see (and count) from above…

Much excitement, 2nd April

Much excitement, 2nd April

Impasse leading to gardens below

Impasse leading to gardens below

Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend

Watching La Sardane, Easter Sunday

Watching La Sardane, Easter Sunday

Décontracté

Décontracté, 14th April

New sunglasses

New sunglasses

Avec Lou-Naëlle, 18th April

Avec Lou-Naëlle, 18th April

With Helen, market day

With Helen, market day

20 months old now, independent and confident…

Flamenco demonstration, 1st May

Flamenco demonstration, 1st May

Flamenco stage

Flamenco stage

Fête Puigcerda

Fête Puigcerda

Arriving at the crèche

Arriving at the crèche

'Terrible twos', but earlier

‘Terrible twos’, but earlier

Another month has passed…

Barely awake, Sunday...

Barely awake, Sunday 24th…

I have added an ‘edge vignette’ to match the blur caused by a giant greasy fingerprint on my camera lens as Célestine reacted against the paparazzi…

21 months old

21 months old

Park slide

Park slide

Rainbow Serpent

Rainbow Serpent

27th May

Crèche

Arriving at the crèche

27th May

Off to an art exhibition

Off to an art exhibition

The very first pony tail…

Sheer delight

Sheer delight

…and Célestine’s first carrousel ride. Fête de Cerises, 30th May…

Playing house

Playing house

2nd June and 21 months old. 12 kg, 85 cm…

Ready

Ready

Steady

Steady

Go...

Go…

Crèche, 5th June

Crèche, 5th June

5th June, Plan d'eau

5th June, Plan d’eau

Looking for baby fish

Looking for baby fish

Crèche gates, with 'Mina'

Crèche gates, with ‘Mina’

June 11th, visiting chickens

June 11th, visiting chickens

Running to 'Place des Neuf Jets'

Running to ‘Place des Neuf Jets’

Market day, Saturday 13th June

Market day, Saturday 13th June

Place des Neuf Jets

Place des Neuf Jets

Watching musicians play

Watching musicians play

Independent and on the move

Independent and on the move

Heart of Céret

Heart of Céret

Go, go...

Go, go…

Taking a sharp bend

Taking a sharp bend

Cavallada de Céret

Cavallada de Céret

Dressed for the parade

Dressed for the parade

18th June

18th June

22nd June

22nd June

June 25th

June 25th

Le Racou, Côte Vermeille

Le Racou, Côte Vermeille

36 degree day

36 degree day

Enjoying the sand

Enjoying the sand

Watching water bomber planes

Watching water bomber planes

Plane right overhead

Plane right overhead

Regarde !

Regarde !

30th June

30th June

Cooling off

Cooling off

Picasso fountain

Picasso fountain

2nd July, Plan d'eau

2nd July, Plan d’eau

Gaining confidence

Gaining confidence

Plan d'eau, wind picking up

Plan d’eau, wind picking up

Maya project 3rd July

Maya project 3rd July

On stage, 3rd July

On stage

3rd July, Le Racou

3rd July, Le Racou

Late afternoon swim

Late afternoon swim

22 months old

22 months old

4th July, at the park

4th July, at the park

Slide

Slide

Rodeo style

Rodeo style

Sunday 5th July, Miss Fiji

Sunday 5th July, Miss Fiji

Sunday morning, July 5th

Sunday morning, July 5th

The aqueduct system

The aqueduct system

Cascade

Cascade

The descent, back to Céret

The descent, back to Céret

6th July, heatwave

6th July, heatwave

Searching for pebbles

Searching for pebbles

First time at local pool

First time at local pool

Céret piscine

Céret piscine

Walking to pool

Walking to pool

Les arènes, Céret de Toros

Les arènes, Céret de Toros

For 6 years and above...

For 6 years and above…

Mas Coste, 14 Juillet

Mas Coste, 14 Juillet

Under the Tilleul

Under the Tilleul

Hiking

Hiking

Admiring the tree

Admiring the tree

Back in town, 14th July

Back in town, 14th July

July 18, Place des Neuf Jets

July 18, Place des Neuf Jets

Dining at La Fontaine

Lunch at La Fontaine

Joy, under the plane trees

Joy, under the plane trees

Falling leaves...

Dancing with leaves…

23 months old today

23 months old today

Concentrating on the creation

Concentrating on the creation

The masterpiece completed

The masterpiece completed

A hot afternoon

A hot afternoon

Dents du bonheur

Dents du bonheur

Plan d'eau, Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts

Plan d’eau, Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts

The finalé

The show’s finalé

Dressed for the fête du village

L’Albère, la fête du village

Waiting patiently for lunch

Waiting patiently for lunch

A table !

A table !

11th August, running to pool

11th August, running to pool

Leaping in

Leaping in

My Havaianas

My Havaianas

Evening 'walk'

Evening ‘walk’

Sculpture, Les Arcades

Sculpture, Les Arcades

Plan d'eau, 12th August

Plan d’eau, 12th August

Birthday breakfast

Birthday breakfast

2nd Birthday, 23rd August

2nd Birthday, 23rd August

Crèche party

Crèche party

Signing the sculpture

Signing the sculpture

29th August

29th August

Beach yoga

Beach yoga

30th August

30th August

Chemin de Compostella

Chemin de Compostella

Saturday 5th

Saturday 5th September

Rue des Evades

Rue des Evades

Blue eyes

Blue eyes

Our street, Sunday

Our street, Sunday

Watching a race

Watching a race

Céret, Sunday

Céret, Sunday

Friday 25th

Friday 25th September

Passing the photo lab

Passing the photo lab

Summer continues

Summer continues

Clos de Paulilles

Clos de Paulilles

Céret, le parc

Céret, le parc

New clothes from Fiji

New clothes from Fiji

La Côte Vermeille

La Côte Vermeille

27 October, Céret market

27th October, Céret market

Lion Dancing

Lion Dancing

Halloween costume

Halloween costume

Thursday's adventure, 5th Nov

Thursday’s adventure, 5th November

Les Gorges de la Fou

Les Gorges de la Fou

With friends

With friends

Hairdresser, 7th Nov

Hairdresser, 7th November

Saturday Lunch

Saturday lunch

Warm Autumn day

Warm Autumn day

Nov 10th,  mice!

November 10th, mice!

Discovering olives, 15th November

Discovering olives, 15th November

Favourite pastime

Favourite pastime

Early November, Canet

17th November, Canet plage

Etang, Canet-Saint Nazaire

Etang, Canet-Saint Nazaire

Fishing barque

Fishing barque

Cherry fields

Cherry fields

Flower seeds

Flower seeds

Clover

Clover

Peeling acorns

Peeling acorns

The giant cherry tree

The giant cherry tree

Sunday hike

Sunday hike

Sunday December 13th

Sunday December 13th

Walk to cascade

Walk to cascade

On the coastal path

On the coastal path

Fairy cake, Céret market

Fairy cake, Céret market

Collioure Christmas market

Collioure Christmas market

Driving the witch

Driving the witch

Enjoying free manège rides

Enjoying free manège rides

And around again...

And around again…

Jeep driver

Jeep driver

And the cow, the snail, the motorbike and helicopter

Cow, snail, motorbike & helicopter next

Our neighbour's gallery car

Our neighbour’s gallery car

Père Noël, crèche

Père Noël, crèche party

Lantern parade

Lantern parade

Giant wheel ride, Perpignan

Giant wheel ride, Perpignan

Playground 21 Dec

Playground 21st Dec

Helper ready

Helper ready

Cutting stars

Cutting stars

Christmas Eve sablé biscuits

Christmas Eve sablé biscuits

Christmas morning

Christmas morning

Opening presents

Opening presents

2 years 5 months today

2 years 5 months today

Encore !

Encore !

Running home, cherry fields

Running home, cherry fields

Flying with excitement

Flying with excitement

Merci Helen

Merci Helen

New gumboots

New gumboots

Lakeside, St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts

Lakeside, St-Jean-Pla-de-Corts

11th February

11th February

Walking around the shore

Walking around the shore

My château

My château

Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Counting

Counting

Bonne St-Valentin!

Bonne St-Valentin!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Gardening, 13th Feb

Gardening, 13th Feb

Perpignan playground

Perpignan playground

Perpignan, 18 Février

Perpignan, 18 Février

Telescope

Telescope

The morning baguette

The morning baguette

28th February, Mas Coste

28th February, Mas Coste

Feeling the rain

Feeling the rain

Panier for March

Panier for March

My shoes

My shoes

2nd March

2nd March

Wearing my shoes again

Wearing my shoes again

Activity space, Vieira da Silva

Activity space, Vieira da Silva

Kaleidoscopes

Kaleidoscopes

Modern Art Gallery exhibition

Modern Art Gallery exhibition

Ordered chocolat chaud (herself)

Ordered chocolat chaud (herself)

Shelling peas

Shelling peas

Carnaval Céret

Carnaval Céret

Ladybug

Ladybug

Sunday 6 March, Nounours

Sunday 6 March, Nounours

Following the parade

Following the parade

Two ladybugs!

Two ladybugs!

Back view of costume

Back view of costume

Watching the parade

Watching the parade

Heading home

Heading home

Driving with high heels

Driving with high heels

Making Pizza

Making Pizza

Kneading dough

Kneading dough

Rolling pizza dough

Rolling pizza dough

Friends tucked in to bed

Friends tucked in to bed

Little helper

Little helper

2 years 7 months

2 years 7 months

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Learning table manners

Learning table manners

Who, me?

Who, me?

Shelling peas, 24 March

Shelling peas, 24 March

Picking dandelions

Picking dandelions

Collecting daisies

Collecting daisies

March 24th

March 24th

Making a daisy chain

Making a daisy chain

The completed necklace

The completed necklace

A bee!

A bee!

Patiently waiting for lunch

Patiently waiting for lunch

Birthday lunch, Las Illas

Birthday lunch, Las Illas

Las Illas walk

Las Illas walk

Log crossing

Log crossing

Saturday 26th, Las Illas

Saturday 26th, Las Illas

Rue St Ferreol

Rue St Ferreol

March 27th 2016, Easter Sunday…

The egg hunt begins

The egg hunt begins

Egg hunt

Egg hunt

Carefully unwrapping

Carefully unwrapping

Delight

Delight

Eating the Lindt bunny

Nibbling the Lindt bunny

Mmmm chocolate

Mmmm chocolate

Easter Sunday in Céret

Easter Sunday in Céret

Egg that' fell from the sky'

Egg that’ fell from the sky’

Easter Monday canal walk

Easter Monday canal walk

Easter Monday, fountain

Easter Monday, fountain

Dancing

Dancing

Brushing teeth in mirror

Brushing teeth in mirror

The egg hunt, Sheila's garden

The egg hunt, Sheila’s garden

Two eggs...

Two eggs…

Basket of eggs

An entire basket of eggs

Sultana scones

Sultana scones

31st March

31st March

Perpignan, 7th April…

Duck goes to a restaurant

Duck goes to a restaurant

Eating salad

Eating salad

The creperie

The creperie

Céret Cavallada, April 10 2016…

After the Cavallada

After the Cavallada

Self sufficient

Self sufficient

Walking in central Céret…

Getting ready to go

Getting ready to go

Torredemer curtain

Torredemer curtain

Hiding

Hiding

With baguette

With baguette

Running with the panier

Running with the panier

Picasso fountain pool

Picasso fountain pool

Picasso Fountain

Picasso Fountain

Motorbike

Motorbike

Crawling home!

Crawling home!

A surprise arrives

A surprise arrives

Togs from New Zealand!

Togs from New Zealand!

A beautiful dress...

A beautiful dress…

Et voila!

Et voila!

Back view

Back view

Daisy dress 15 April

Daisy dress 15 April

Thank you Aunty Fi

Thank you Aunty Fi

And now the togs...

And now the togs…

Dinner table, terrace

Dinner table, terrace

Bath time. 2 years 7.5 months

Bath time. 2 years 7.5 months

Finding puddles

Finding puddles

Fishing

Fishing

Off running again...

Off running again…

Just woken up

Just woken up

With bébé

With bébé

With Mira Dragon

With Mira the dragon

Reading...

Reading…

My boots again, April 15

My boots again, April 15

May 2016…

Lake, St Jean-Pla-de-Corts

Lake, St Jean-Pla-de-Corts

At dusk

At dusk

Clos de Paulilles, 5th May

Clos de Paulilles, 5th May

First day at beach

First day at beach

Fiji dress

Fiji dress

Finishing sandcastle

Finishing sandcastle

First beach day, 5th May

Warm sand

Rock pools

Rock pools

Looking for crabs

Looking for crabs

Lovely new swimsuit

Lovely new swimsuit

And no swimsuit!

And no swimsuit!

Change of weather...

Change of weather…

Happy with rain

Happy in the rain

13th May, greeting the day

13th May, greeting the day

A cool morning

A cool morning

Up in the cherry fields

Up in the cherry fields

The mushroom tree

The mushroom tree

New mushrooms!

New mushrooms!

In the forest

In the forest

Indoors

Indoors

Riding a snail

Riding a snail

Out walking, 15th May…

Back to a summer dress

Back to a summer dress

The little park, Sunday

The little park, Sunday

Twisting the swing

Twisting the swing

Dancing

Dancing

Holiday Monday, Bar Pablo

Holiday Monday, Bar Pablo

Tinky Winky teletubby

Tinky Winky teletubby

New dress, 20th May

New dress, 20th May

Nounours goes walking

Nounours goes walking

Fountain

Fountain

Mill stone

Mill stone

Picasso fountain

Picasso fountain

Following the water...

Following the water…

Heading to the cascade

Heading to the cascade

The river

The river

Seeds

Seeds

Picnic lunch

Picnic lunch

Silence...

Silence…

Reading corner

Reading corner

3rd June 2016, Céret

3rd June 2016, Céret

Wearing Collette Dinnigan

Wearing Collette Dinnigan

The Grand Café

The Grand Café

El Borne, Barcelona, June 2016…

Walking to breakfast, Barcelona

Walking to breakfast, Barcelona

Barcelona, evening

Barcelona, evening

Chasing bubbles

Chasing bubbles

Barcelona Zoo, early  June

Barcelona Zoo, early June

Observing animals

Observing animals

A hot summer's day

A hot summer’s day

Peacocks wandering

Peacocks wandering

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

Crocodile enclosure

Crocodile enclosure

Gorilla (who received kisses)

Making friends

Hola, Mr Gorilla

Hola, Mr Gorilla

Kissing the gorilla

A kiss

Climbing a Kimodo dragon

Climbing a Kimodo dragon

Swinging, zoo

Swinging, zoo

Zoo

Zoo

Aviary

Aviary

Tree house

Tree house

Park, Barcelona

Park, Barcelona

Le Parc de la Ciutadella

Le Parc de la Ciutadella

Lying in lush grass

Lying in lush grass

Rolling in grass

Rolling!

Play area

Play area

Back to the parK...

Back to the parK…

Still swinging

Still swinging

Slide

Slide

Rolling in the grass

Rolling in the grass

Out for dinner...

Out for dinner…

Meeting musicians

Meeting musicians

Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava…

Codovar, Tossa de Mar

Codovar, Tossa de Mar

Water rather chilly!

Water rather chilly!

Sandcastles

Sandcastles

11th June, the Costa Brava

11th June, the Costa Brava

Sunday 12 June, Codovar

Sunday 12 June, Codovar

New bikini

New bikini

'The plane'

‘The plane’

Les filles

Les filles

Exploring Tossa

Exploring Tossa

Mmm, chocolate

Mmm, chocolate

Koalas and kangaroos

Koalas and kangaroos

Canal walk, Céret

Canal walk, Céret

Eating on the terrace

Eating on the terrace

Out in Céret

Out in Céret

Wet shoes

Wet shoes

21st June

21st June

9h30am, Le Racou

9h30am, Le Racou

Sandcastles

Sandcastles

2 years 10 months today

2 years 10 months today

Le Racou, 24th June

Le Racou, 24th June

June 24, Le Racou

A beautiful morning

Looking for fish

Looking for fish

New boat, 24th June

New boat, 24th June

Querencias rehearsal, Céret

Querencias rehearsal, Céret

Apéro with nounours

Apéro with nounours

With much determination

With much determination

A practise run...

A practise run…

July 1st, Mediterranean coast

July 1st, Mediterranean coast

Enjoying the beach

Enjoying the beach

Wooden games in town

Wooden games in town

Learning to play

Learning to play

The helpful team

The helpful team

Off for a haircut

Off for a haircut

First 'shampooing' at the hairdresser

First ‘shampooing’ at the hairdresser

Tidying Célestine's room

Tidying Célestine’s room

The château and reading corner

The château and reading corner

On holiday in Provence

On holiday in Provence

Enjoying the piscine

Enjoying the piscine

Les filles en vacance

Les filles

Flocon

Flocon

Feeding turtles

Feeding turtles

Holding a baby turtle

Holding a baby turtle

Avec Arlette et Roland

Avec Arlette et Roland

Avec Lilian

Avec Lilian

En vacance, sieste

En vacance, sieste

26th July. Running out to the night market with Flocon, the donkey we found just after we arrived back from feeding the real Flocon!

Can't catch me!

Can’t catch me!

En route...

En route…

Still running

Still running

Licking the ice-cream

Licking the ice-cream

Flocon jumping as well

Flocon jumping as well

27th July. The local swimming pool…

A hot summer's day

A hot summer’s day

The training pool

The training pool

Relaxing!

Relaxing!

Fiji dress

Fiji dress

A night out in Perpignan, with mirrors, live theatre, music and games…

50's beehive

50’s beehive

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Watching an extraordinary theatre piece

Extraordinary theatre piece

The kitchen explodes!

The kitchen explodes!

Dancing, Place de la République

Dancing, Place de la République

Dozens of wooden games

Dozens of wooden games

Rolling the ball

Rolling the ball

Fishing

Fishing

Hooking the catch

Hooking the catch

As night falls

As night falls

Balancing game, night

Balancing game, night

Magic in the air… out walking in Céret…

Outside the church

Outside the church

Confetti!

Confetti!

Baguette magique

Baguette magique

The magic wand in action

The magic wand in action

Picking wildflowers

Picking wildflowers

My ‘commis chef’…

Kneading dough

Kneading dough

Making pizza

Making pizza

Clos de Paulilles, 31st July…

Off to 'Amerique'

Off to ‘Amerique’

Invited on a kayak

Invited on a kayak

Invited on a kayak

A new friend, Emerança

Tuesday 2nd August. The Céret night market…

The bouncy castle

The bouncy castle

Wooden merry-go-round

Wooden merry-go-round

In the basket

In the basket

Black feet from jumping

Black feet from jumping

Night falls, still going round

Night falls, still going round

10th August…

The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano

11th August. At the library…

The Médiathèque

The Médiathèque

Engrossed

Engrossed

12th August…

New water wings

New water wings

13th August. The Saturday morning market in Céret, and nearly three hours on the hand-built wooden merry-go-round, powered by parents walking…

The central tree

The central tree

Made from chestnut trees

Made from chestnut trees

Allowed to climb everywhere

Allowed to climb everywhere

In the panier

In the panier

With Laia (best friend)

With Laia (best friend)

Cooling off, saturday afternoon

Cooling off, Saturday afternoon

A pause...

A pause…

Corn on the cob

Corn on the cob

Lunch on the terrace

Lunch on the terrace

Fishing for leaves

Fishing for leaves

Les Arcades, 15th August

Les Arcades, 15th August

The Picasso fountain

The Picasso fountain

Washing plane tree leaves

Washing plane tree leaves

16th August. A great idea, frozen ‘petit Suisse’…

With a special stick

With a special stick

With 'nounours'

With ‘nounours’

More jumping at the night market…

A different castle

A different castle

Tuesday 23rd August 2016. Célestine’s third birthday. Opening presents at home, and then cake at the night market…

Fairy!

Fairy!

Thank you Gabrielle xx

Thank you Gabrielle xx

Finding the 'tunnel house'

Finding the ‘tunnel house’

Made it...

Made it…

Third birthday, evening

Third birthday, evening

Fairy at the night market

Fairy at the night market

Blowing candles, Bar Pablo

Blowing candles, Bar Pablo

With Sheila

With Sheila

The jumping castle...

The jumping castle…

In the castle

In the window

Transformed into a gnome

Transformed into a gnome

Wednesday 24th, crèche party

Wednesday 24th, crèche party

Too windy outside

Too windy outside

Souffle! With Clement

Souffle! With Clement

Celebrating at the crèche

Celebrating at the crèche

In our atelier

In our atelier

Et voila!

Et voila!

Hmm...

Hmm…

Happily playing

Happily playing

New blocks

New blocks

Beetlejuice!!

Beetlejuice!!

Opening presents

Opening presents

Little sorbet flowers

Little sorbet flowers

Château window

Château window

25th August. An excursion to the Tech river…

The river 'beach'

The river ‘beach’

Swimming in the Tech

Swimming in the Tech

Launching flower boats

Launching flower boats

27th August. The summer holidays are nearly over…

Ice flowers, every day

Ice flowers, every day

Dancing in the street

Dancing in the street

Enacting 'The Enormous Crocodile'

Enacting ‘The Enormous Crocodile’

Watercolour painting

Watercolour painting

Arles sur Tech

Arles sur Tech

Céret, lower down in the Tech river valley…

Dancing

Dancing

Come on...

Come on…

Cache cache

Cache cache

31st August. The last day of the summer holidays. A picnic at the beach, on the Côte Vermeille…

Off to 'Amerique' again

Off to ‘Amerique’ again

With wings

With wings

Beachcombing

Beachcombing

Picnic fun

Picnic fun

Under the umbrella

Under the umbrella

The fish viewing window

The fish viewing window

Hiding

Hiding

Togs from New Zealand

Togs from New Zealand

A new adventure begins

A new adventure begins

Preperation, the school bag

Preperation, the school bag

1st September 2016. Célestine starts school in Céret, age three…

Walking to school

Walking to school, 8.50am

This way...

This way…

First through the gates

First through the gates

The playground train

The playground train