Hotel Le Chardon Bleu
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... club conference. Quite a few of them now know that we are Kiwi's too. Dinner over, we retired to our room about 9pm to use the slow internet. The hotel advertised free wifi, but there's a poor mans snail version and another that has to be paid for. We are using the snail version and it can't do any streaming or video, so Ang gave her father a quick phone call for his 70th birthday. It was quick probably 20 seconds before he gave the phone over to Lisa, Ang's sister ...
After a long drive across France, we called in at Cannes.... and gave the kids a swim at the beautiful beach there. The sand was lovely, the swell was gentle and fun for the kids.... and though they only got a short swim, it surely was great fun for them.
We drove through the town and it was as a small seaside village.... none of the glitz and glamour one ...
... Made it this time, but because it is high on a mountain, the rainswept in and temperature dropped quickly. Allegedly has fantastic views over Provence, but we didn't see them. Looks like we'll have to come here again when the sun is out. Third time lucky maybe! Also visited the Abbey at Le Thoronet which was interesting. Had a bit ofvacfalling out with the French lady who ran the cafe. We bought coffee and ate our sandwiches which upset her because ...
... my return, the children wanted to go to the pool, which I did for an hour of splashing and bat and ball which, whilst completely futile, is what holidays are all about. Futile pastimes you do together, no email, no phones, no early meetings. Just bat and ball.
Lunch in the flat and the kids took an hour or so to play ipad games and watch “Life of Brian”. Possibly not the most venerable of films but to hear Lizzie recount the Herod Sketch involving ...
... many tourists.
To my son's chagrin, the overly French tour guide continued narrating the whole trip back as well.
He asked "Why do the French have to end everything they say with a question mark?" "The flowers are not in bloom because it is summertime, yes? We go back now to the ship, yes?"
And that French sterotype? Wrong, again. The people of the South of France are lovely.