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Having left Brugge, we drove as far as we could into France using the Autoroutes where deemed neccessary. After a good few hours of driving and still 4 hours to our house, we stopped off for the night south of Tours. We rose relatively early, in yet more drizzle, to drive to our friends Paul & Karen for lunch before the last and final hour to home.
Opening the gates revealed our own version of the 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' which will no doubt take a ...
Wow, it is beautiful down here, quite different to the Loire region, it is quite rural with the rugged Pyrenees in the background and bordering Spain. Diana's forefathers came from the south of France so we drove 6 hrs to Buzy near Pau to stay and get the feel of her great grandfather's place. We had a quick look around the very close knitted communities then checked into our b&b. We stayed in a b&b La Maïnade which had rooms and also provided dinner. Sitting at ...
... in S Korea. We had booked a restaurant which had a choice without chevre for Di, and the marching bands ambled by outside. Great to see the mixture of ages in the town band. Sideshow alley was busy and the static display of local birds and animals added to the country colour. Came home for a nap, canasta disasta, and risotto al ...
... got a positive response - for the citron. He was probably a bit disappointed Monsieur didn't opt for the biere but he coped admirably.
But the really big test was to come.
M Leblanc invited us back to his house to share un verre our deux with Mme Leblanc in a couple of hours time.
OMG - how would we get through a social situation that might last an hour or so? And how would poor M et Mme endure it?
It started well though, with ...
It's 9 pm and Rick is still outside, hacking away at the blackberry, and soon the sky will darken to pitch black and the stars will come out. What a sight.
And then, at 7 AM on the dot, the wretched bells from the church next door will frighten us out of ours wits and our sleep and it'll be time to glove- and wellie-up to do battle once again with the thorns and vines of Cristallin.