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Sad sad day indeed.
My time in England has come to an end and I have to say goodbye to Henry. What a superstar he has been! What an absolute trooper to carry my carcass around Europe for 3 months with barely a hiccup.
People ask why I don't get a "real" bike. They seem to think I am just making do with a scooter until I can afford a motorbike. They don't understand that ...
Met up once again with Ian from Bike Club France and we went to the Ace Cafe.
This place is an institution with British bikers - built in 1938, it was bombed during the war and then rebuilt during peacetime. It was huge with the Mods and Rockers during the sixties and the place it full of photos and information from that era.
I have self-diagnosed tonsillitis, as the bug has not progressed to my nose or lungs and turned into a cold. I've still got a slight fever and a few dizzy spells at times but have rallied sufficiently to throw the ball for the dog.
I am supposed to be in Hampshire with the Horizon's Unlimited mob but unless I am significantly better in the morning, I shall be giving it a miss.
One job I am not looking forward to ...
I had a good sleep and had dosed up on the good drugs so I woke feeling slightly less icky than I had for the past three days.
I can highly recommend the Hayloft at Orchard Farm as being the BEST recuperative centre in the whole of France and if you ever get sick whilst travelling around Europe by scooter, drop in on Kate and she will nurse you back to full health.
I loaded up Henry, mustered all my energy, said sad goodbyes to Kate ...
Silly little hiccups - not serious - just enough to P you off and ruin an otherwise good day.
Let's start with me not getting a message saying my friends would pick me up at the airport.
The "instant" message eventually appeared two days later.
This meant that my trouble-free journey from Paris to airport; my efficient drop-off of The Slug; smooth check-in and excellent flight, were completely ruined by me attempting to get a train to East ...