Chez Mme Bonnet
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... eight french speaking people was a challenge of understanding and patience but two of the guests were pilgrims doing 2 weeks per year hiking the camino and they had a little english to go with Laurie's little french so we got on fine until the politics came out and it got beyond our capacity. Basically they fear being accused of racism for the way they deal with muslims. A thunderstorm sent us to our rooms to finish a bottle of red and cooled the temperature and the ...
... call it 'planing de l'eau?' The lady in the Pattiserie I was temporarily heading for seemed a little unnerved.
I didn't bring 2 bikes all this way not to use them, so today I booked a pitch for the night at L'ocean camping. It's their first day open for the season and there's only one other van here. If there's 2 sharing the shower cubicle tonight I'll be asking some questions. Headed off in a monsoon to ...
... thought to include that touch of historical reality into the program.
Now, as we prepare to leave here in a few days time, I can't help but think what this place once was and what it could be. The owners have their work cut out for them, trying to manage it from the other side of the country.
Here's a story about the owners that explained much of the background.
Nicole was our French teacher at Mosman Community College. Richard did her French for Travellers course and I her intermediate French on Saturday mornings. Ooh la la! She has the patience of a saint.
Merci beaucoup, Nicole.
Richard began by ordering un carafe d'eau at the restaurant in le Manoire de l'Acherie where we overnighted on the way from Calais to Charzais. He was a bit worried when it didn't appear but as Madame walked past and he looked ...
... pruning and training as it can undermine a whole building.
But what a building!
We've been working for hours on end as it's so addictive and compulsive. I even dreamt of pulling out long roots of wisteria and ivy last night. The hours just fly by as you think - just one more metre! Just a few more clumps of nettle!
It's also a bit spooky in a kindly sort of way. The tower houses a ...