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... We changed our clothes in the car because we couldn't be bothered to walk all the way back to the Hotel. It cost us €60 to play 9 holes, you would have thought there would have been a reduction for the inconvenience. We were told the new clubhouse is opening next Easter...well they had better get a move on then! The first tee has a temporary green, all the others are as normal. We both had a lovely time and finished up with a score of ...
... at our favourite bar, La Scala. It was so warm we didn't want to move, but we really wanted to fit in a visit inside the cathedral. We were glad we did it's lovely. I made Dave go in the confessional, before he got struck down for being an Atheist! 6 frescoes and the dome are being restored to their formal beauty, so there was scaffolding up. Afterwards we climbed the steps outside for a view over the town and a look at the chateau ...
Thankfully peter feels better this morning. The chambe d'hôte is so beautiful with so many lovely antiques and decorated wonderfully, it has some history in the room about the house, apparently the tree in the garden was brought back from China by a doctor in the 1800s who was there in the army - only 2 found in France. At breakfast we met a really nice Dutch couple until they turned out to be Jehovah's, they did actually try to talk about Jesus ...
... us questions in French. We met his wife who was lovely and chatted with us a lot. She told us of a couple of local places to visit and kindly gave us map to use.
We decided to head to the town of Bergues, a fortified city, to have a wander and hopefully buy some food for the next couple of days. We battled the winds and enjoyed a stroll through the town, past fresh food markets selling fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, fish and even BBQ chickens. We ...
... We filled the conservatory with our junk and started the task of sorting out a huge pile of stuff.
By 1830 I was visiting my mum in hospital and feeding here French flan (another French flan fan) and Swiss chocolate.
Apart form 9 piles of washing that was Ci and I back to reality. I have 4 days in the house before Lu and Tegz join us and 5 weeks for Io, before we are complete again and we have to start planning what to do next year. I am sure Luce will lead this J
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