The setting: the south of France. The time: early August. We stayed four nights and there was a power cut on every one of them. We thought it was our fault.
The days were spent by the pool or on Yannick's uncle Vincent's boat, swimming and sunbathing.
We taught Yannick's youngest cousin how to play Plants vs Zombies and he became addicted. With my limited French, I threw in an occasional comment such as "c'est bon" (and "il est mort" twice, in reference to a zombie and a mosquito respectively).