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After breakfast a hard day ahead!

By Georgie Taylor, age 11, who stayed at Mas des Lavandes

On Saturday 26th August 2006, we arrived at the beautiful Mas des Lavandes villa where we were going to spend a week on holiday.  When we awoke in the mornings we had a lazy start. And then when we were all up and dressed (and mum and dad had had a cup of tea) we walked/ran through the cypress trees, past the fig and olive trees to buy our bread from the boulangerie in Cabrières-d’Avignon.  Then we came back and had breakfast in front of the amazing view of the Luberon hills and mountains.

After breakfast a hard day ahead! We went down to the pool area and lay on the comfy sunloungers and relaxed enjoying the sun. Us children then enjoyed the lovely warm pool and played with the floats that had been left for us! The pool was great and we (me and my brother) had a few diving competitions which were very exciting, and ALL members of the family enjoyed it! After a lovely lunch in the hut by the pool we went out to various places, Avignon, Gordes, St-Rémy…or we just walked around the huge property of 3 hectares or played hide and seek (there were lots of great hiding places!). At about 5:30pm we would put on our trainers and play a very competitive game of tennis. Then we would have dinner, mum and dad would open their Chablis (local vineyards abound!) and whether we went out to a restaurant or stayed in it was a feast! After dinner we would have a game of Boules which had also been left for us. Then later on we would go to sleep in one of the 11 comfy beds.

I really, really enjoyed our holiday and I hope we will go back there. The best part was the pool and the takeaway pizza we had one night.