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We've been staying on the edge of Nontron this week, just pottering. Had a wonderful catch up with Rob on Skype yesterday. Whilst chatting Tess was being her usual bouncy self wanting attention with a huge stick. In the end we threw it to keep her quiet then suddenly she caught it wrong and we had to pull it from her throat. She seemed ok no blood,so took her back to Pierre to lie quietly ...
... to remain behind us for miles without trying to overtake. Overtaking skills are far less developed than in the UK. The concept of getting reasonably close to the vehicle in front, dropping down a gear for acceleration and then doing the whole thing quickly and efficiently doesn't happen here.
Motorways are a whole different experience. We rarely overtake - we are often to be found in the slow traffic lane. But even on the motorway, the French are ...
... architecture. And we finished the day by visiting the porcelain museum. And as a bonus, we had a wonderful meal in an Irish pub!
We were tired, but full of memories.
A beautiful Sunday morning saw us visit Oradour sur Glane. This was a village that was attacked by a panzer regiment on 10th June 1944 and the whole population were massacred. We counted 18 members of one family killed on that day. It has a ...
... sewing machines.
It is all just where it was.
You walk round in silence, partly as a mark of respect, there are signs too, because it's hard to imagine losing whole families in just one day.
Now I know families have been destroyed by the wars, but this was all done in one day to punish this particular village.
What's really sad for them is that during the war ...
... the last of the sunshine with a Kir at Le Sporting, before going back to the Hotel for a little rest...Dave snored his little head off! We walked down to Jan & Wally's in time for Emmerdale, and had a lovely supper with them. Then came the UNO...why does it make us swear so? What a good laugh we had, and for a change Jan didn't win! The walk back to the hotel 12.30am did us good, and again it's a lovely,clear, starlit ...