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I had a good meal last night at the Hotel de France, although they put me, the lone diner, right in the middle of the restaurant, rather than at a table against a wall. It was packed too (Saturday night). The meal was good, €29 for three courses, plus I got an amuse bouche and a cheese course, excellent value! If there was a downside it was full of Brits! After breakfast I had a ...
... lopped off the top of his head with their swords. Thus the supposition that these were the remains of Thomas Becket. The bones were relaid to rest as they had been found and the tomb was sealed, so this theory will never be proven. Evidently Thomas Becket had a meteoric rise to stardom. Being a confidante and right-hand-man of the then King, he was made Archbishop of Canterbury even though he was a layman, i.e. not a priest.
I was ...
... birthday it was today. He added that the birthday is made extra special because his initials are JC!!!
Many people wore their Christmas jumpers today. They came in many designs, some with flashing lights, some more traditional depicting snowmen or reindeer, some tasteful but most refreshingly tasteless!! I spotted at least 7 people wearing my jumper which I went to (not so) great expense to obtain. At the time I thought that a jumper depicting a snowman with a protruding ...
... in the 1970’s (with windows dating from the 1600’s that were rescued and stored before
the war) and is a fantastic example of a modern cathedral – breath taking and absolutely beautiful. It is well worth looking up on the internet. The Christchurch city fathers should come and have a look!!
We had made contact with Mark and Sue, old university friends, who were travelling north, ...
Last day today. Nate reminded us this morning that it was his last day sailing a cadet with Liam! Our last day with cadets too. Several others are moving out of the class too, so it will be quite different once we get home. I'm sure Liam will keep sailing but it will be bigger boats from now on! 08:00 breakfast again then making lunches and getting the bags ready. Off down to the club once more to set ...