It is difficult to find enough superlatives to describe what a fantastic summer season we have had here at Chez Mimi. The weather has smiled on all our visitors both in my house and in the gite. The garden has echoed with the sounds of happy voices, children playing and shrieks of laughter from the splash pool. There has been competitions galore in the garden play area, with outdoor chess, boules and a game called either Mokky or Kubb (or even just the stick game) where you throw a baton at wooden numbered blocks. My grandsons have improved their mental arithmetic whilst writing up the scoreboard. The pirate ship has weathered the storms of daring pirates sallying forth with their "daring do's" (and occasional don'ts!) Even parents have been spotted donning the pirate costumes and getting their photos taken to capture the moment!
We have had many guests from a variety of countries, Italy, Belgium, England, Wales, Ireland and of course from various areas of France. It has been a privilege to have met such lovely people and enjoy passing time with them and finding out where they have spent their time locally. I have picked up a new set of favourite places and ideas for future guests and my family too. Here at least we can be truly European and welcoming!
I am delighted to say one lovely family have rebooked for next August and we already have a couple of other bookings for 2017. We feel like we will be welcoming back extended family members! Our visitors book has been a delight to read and we have been overwhelmed seeing the lovely comments. You can see copies of these on our reviews page. It is gratifying to recognise that guests have felt comfortable and relaxed in Chez Mimi and that all that I had hoped for when it was being designed and built has come to fruition.
The weather is still glorious - the garden less so sadly but I am sure that it will regenerate itself when the rain finally comes.