Managed to struggle up onto the highest point in Brittany, Roc'h Ruz, this week, drawn out from my sick bed by beautiful weather. Two weeks seem to have disppeared without much result under the onslaught of a virus that has felled half the population of Brittany, very expensive car repairs and days with no transport and a terrible mistake (OK, my fault) that has seen all files labelled Brittany (hard to imagine how many) disappear from my computer, many never to be fully recovered.
Life goes on. On the plus side, I've just agreed to write a cultural history of Brittany for Signal Books in their excellent series Landscapes of the Imagination.
We won! Fantastic result in Paris and even better in that it will make the French absolutely determined to beat England. Looking to Ireland tomorrow now for another display of passionate graft. Celtic discipline - who knew?
I am a writer living in Finistere. Published work includes many books and articles on the history and legends of Brittany, walking guides and fiction. Latest books: Spirit of Place in Finistere (landscape-writing) and a new collection of Finistere walks. I also teach Breton history, give talks about Brittany and guide tours all over the region. See my website wendymewes.com