Friday  12th May

All up and ready to head home.

We will update you with our progress when we are back in the UK.

Published at 06:00

Just arrived in the UK. 

Published at 12:45

Just stopped for a break at Toddington Services. Currently running an hour ahead of schedule, with the sat nav saying we will be back for 18.30. Traffic on M1 quite busy so may be later. We will keep you updated. Please remember to park in the car park to leave room for the coaches. 

Published 15:37

Just at Watford Gap, but traffic heavy. ETA still approximately 6:30pm.

Revised ETA approximately 7:00pm. Still heavy traffic.

Just approaching J27. Sat Nav says 7:05. 

Thursday 11th May

Etretat and pudding contest

We went to the beautiful town of Etretat. We were asked to create a dessert in our groups unique to Normandy. We were given the marvellous sum of 15 euros to spend on food and decorations. With very few facilities we had to create a Michelin stared dish. Helen, our tour guide, judged the competition and awarded the winning prize to Monsieur Gannon and Madam Hiron. Congratulations to those teams, blood sweat and flags were put into play. 



After winning the pudding competition. We set off to Honfleur. The winning teams had a ride on the carousel, after that we visited shops and ice cream parlours where they had Smurf ice cream and delicious crepes. 

Honfleur is a lovely town and it was a fabulous trip.



We had a good time bowling and had snacks and drinks. I lost sadly on my team but had a great time.

I have loved this trip.


Wednesday 10th May

Bagatelle Theme Park

The park was amazing. I was really nervous to go on the orange ride but it was great in the end. The bumper boats were hilarious. Everyone who went on them got really wet.

We went to the rapids three times and got so dizzy.

Going upside down on the aeroplane ride was amazing. It was a real adrenaline rush.


We had an amazing day. Lots of slushies, crepes, ice cream and fast rides. James and Ben had a great water fight in the boats armed with water sprays, the rollercoaster was even more exciting when it broke down – but we are all safe mum so don’t worry.. The bumper cars were competitive and great fun. 


I went on all the rides but especially loved the bumper cars and the big orange rollercoaster. Although the journey was quite long it was worth it.


Tuesday 9th May


The breakfast at the hotel is very nice because there was so much choice. The down side was that we had to wake up early. Ughhh.

Rouen tour

It was amazing, the Notre Dame cathedral had magnificent architecture. We also tried to find bones from the black death and spotted a mummified cat. 


Rouen shopping

Really enjoyed shopping. Sweet shop was good. We helped a homeless man. The shops were quite expensive.


Parc de clares

The animal park was very interesting and quite relaxed. The animals could roam free. I liked the wallabies and peacocks. It wasn’t vey busy which made it easier to see the animals. The weather was warm and sunny.