Summer Maize #oneweek

Late to the party again…but sliding in hopefully before midnight with a combination post covering every linky i can!


Yes…*fans face*

My lovely friend Older mum is running her one week posts this week and i thought what a good way to get some of my summer memories up all in one go. Ive done a few before you can check out some of them here and here. So here we are with one of my little set of images i took on our recent holiday to France. We went from the North West of the UK to the Western coast of France with one car, a trailer, 4 bikes, 2 bike seats, 2 sandcrabs, 5 children and 2 adults (with the occasional loss of sanity). I could lament about the craziness of travelling long distances with kids but i recently read a blog that does it so much better. Read it and you know pretty much exactly how we felt.

So after our ‘trip’

We arrived in the beautiful Vendee region of France and the sun was shining. Which is BIG for me. I need the sun. Like properly need. 🙂

Once we got through the stress of set-up and thats A LOT of stress. Our any negativity on the first day of holiday is to be discarded and let go…its the set up stress.

Then we started to take in where we were….

one thing i noticed..


Yes. Maize.

Lots of it. Everywhere and it was SO incredibly tall. High as an elephant’s eye 😉

Knowing that Maize is obviously grown in this country and thinking i just be overwhelmingly unobservant of UK agriculture to have not noticed this jumbo sized crop before I actually went and took some pictures of it. It really does go for miles and miles and I could stand under it and shoot up in to the leaves.


And since returning we have noticed some british maize and it is nowhere near as tall as French Maize. So it must be the weather, or the soil, or the general Frenchness..I don’t know. But it is a lOT bigger over there and…



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  1. September 9, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    I tell you what Sarah that is aMaizing….ok I’ll get my coat. Brilliant pictures though and I remember from our last France trip fields and fields of it, some of them with sunflowers around the edges – perhaps to attract the bees, I don’t know.

    You are right too, it is huge by comparison to the stuff I see growing here.
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  2. September 10, 2013 / 8:31 am

    I am currently growing one in my back garden – they are weird and amazing – and it’s currently growing a couple of cobs. I am open mouthed at the amount of stuff you had to take on holiday with you…. and humbly bow before your awesomeness. X
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  3. September 10, 2013 / 8:46 am

    What amazing Maize Sarah, fabulous photographs. It does seem much taller than what we have here – perhaps its because they’ve had more sunshine? Sounds like you had the most wonderful time away, look forward to hearing more. Thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory
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  4. September 10, 2013 / 1:15 pm

    We have our very own maize in our back garden – will be posting about it on Thursday! We went to Le Vendee too (St Julien des Landes) – where were you? What we noticed was despite loads of maize growing, there was none available in any of the supermarkets!

  5. September 10, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    What a lovely place and what lovely maize!! i never really take a step back and truly look at the things around me.

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
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  6. Olivia Augustakis
    September 11, 2013 / 9:42 am

    Beautiful photography

  7. September 11, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    What a maize ing photos (bet you’re sick of all those puns by now!)

    Seriously though, for some reason your pictures even look French! Sounds like a memorable moment and a magnificent view.
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  8. September 12, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    Those photos are stunning (can’t bring myself to say amazing!) – it must have been incredible to stand in it looking up and around and only see maize! Wow 🙂
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