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... and then listened to the mournful sound of the "Last Post", by the local bugler, a commemoration that takes place every night at 8.00 pm to honour those who fought. It was an amazingly emotional moment for the 3 or 4 hundred people who were there at the Mennin Gate. We were then driven back to our hotel, after an extraordinary day, and fell asleep as soon as our heads touched the pillows, despite it still being broad daylight ...
... in a herb sauce with mashed potatoes and salad, dessert was almond/orange cake - superb as usual. We arrived in Tournai just as we were about to sit down for dinner, afterwards we went to bed early, pretty tired from riding against the wind for most of the day. The next morning we spent an hour in the village centre, checked our the Notre Dame cathedral, bought pastries from a cute ...
... centenary of the start of WW1 and asked if I would send them copies of Ernest’s diary for their exhibition. I’m not sure we will attend again then but we may go in 2016 for the centenary of the battle as a few special events are planned as well.
It is lovely to think that the village still remembers these men and the sacrifice they made which helped to protect not just this village but the whole of France from the German ...
After a leisurely start to the day and with laundry completed, I headed out for a bit of solo shopping. Bought nothing exciting but enjoyed walking the streets. After having a rest, Terry was again keen to get value out of his new trainers and we headed off for yet another stroll towards Les Tuileries Gardens and Champs Élysées. Unlike the night before, however, this night was wet and freezing cold. ...
... Zealanders, one of whom was Michelle's great-great-uncle. A humbling experience thinking about the number of people who did not return home from the war.
From there we drove to Noyelles-Godault, a rather non-descript town which was destination for the night. Major highlight was the pro-cycling teams staying a the place and, as you will see from Aidan's blog for tomorrow, the free buffet breakfast.