Taking a moment each day to enjoy the scenery, the wildlife and people.
I know how lucky I am!! Every morning when we arrive at Camping Le Drennec for work, we take the dogs round the block as we would say in Derbyshire. This block however is somewhat different. It follows the path around the perimeter of the campsite. We have the woods on one side and the lake on the other. The bird song and wildlife are fantastic. If you take the time to look and listen.
This morning my day was made by a red squirrel scampering up a tree in front of me. What a joy and not something we would see in Derbyshire. In fact, I am not sure that I have seen one in the wild before, coming from an area where the grey squirrel is king.
The weather has been lovely here too but after all of the French bank holidays in May the place is unusually quiet.
This is half term in the UK and our British clients would be making up the shortfall so we are feeling it here. Never mind, time to get ready for the main event which should start in about 2 weeks’ time with The Triathlon. So, we are painting, gardening and maintaining the campsite while we have the time which is pleasant enough, but I am missing the campers which is what this is all about.
We often talk about work life balance and what we are aiming for in life. It is interesting as when I was younger I was always in search of that next promotion, piling stress and workload into my life. Being driven to achieve a better, bigger and more well-paid role.
Old habits die hard they say and sometimes I find myself getting sucked back into that world. I must say too that in my defence I did and sometimes still do enjoy those job opportunities but what I have discovered now is that I don’t have to if I don’t want which is a different view. As I said at the beginning, I am lucky to have found myself in this position and I am looking forward to being able to enjoy the simple pleasures. Especially now we are going to be grandparents in October !!!!
Things to look forward to in June are the reopening of the restaurants, The triathalon, Tri Breizh which is a huge event of stamina on the 20th June. And then of course we once more have The Tour De France nearby for 4 days after the Grand Depart in Brest.
I am a people person so I really am looking forward to getting the campers back to be able to sit in the sun and gossip, find out about people and get to know them. It's also great to see names that I recognise in the diary of campers who come back and visit most years.
If you don’t like people then this isn’t the business for you, so if you visit us this year make sure that you come and have a coffee and a chat make my day.