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... so glad they are not my responsibility!! (It is great to be retired!!) School scheduling here has been somewhat controversial. Up until this year, the elementary grades had a 4 day week and a 2 hour lunch. Every Wednesday was a day off. This year, they want to make Wednesday a half day to incorporate extra-curricular activities but they cannot find staffing. It is not even thought that the teachers should work an extra half ...
... We were treated to a grand lunch and dinner, with lots of champagne, wine, baguettes, frommage, bbq.....we just seemed to eat continually!
The weather was glorious so Max had a swim with Judith, the boys played soccer and basketball in the garden and we all went for a walk around Villemandeur. Not far from the house was a small castle with a moat which is now used as a music school.
We really enjoyed our stay in ...
This morning we are very tired. We went to the pronunciation class at 8.30 but our normal classes don’t start until 14.00 today and so we are having some quiet time back at the apartment.
Enfin, Tara et Ollie etaient si fatigues que nous avons reste chez nous tout ce matin. Je suis parti pour acheter du pain pour le dejeuner and un petit cadeau pour le couple qui a accueilli ...
... but by the time we found one we decided that it wasn't worth waiting for, so had a quick walk instead. By this time the rain was a little heavier, so on with the goretex. Pretty ride in to Brisson sur Loire, where we lunched in the little park outside the chateau before finding a cafe for hot chocolates; Cait was really cold. Back to the chateau for our guided tour, which was very good. Then back on the bikes for ...
... built to control one of the few sites where the Loire can be forded. Wartime bombing twice destroyed the bridge over the Loire and caused damage to the Château.
The castle changed hands in 1602, this time being snapped up by Henri IV's minister, Maximillen de Béthune, the Duke of Sully, whose huge statue graces Sully. He added the moat and park, and pushed out the river bank to protect his residence from the unpredictable Loire. After Henri's ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking