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... from the fire brigade playing the last post to remember the commonwealth soldiers that passed through the gate on their way to the Western Front with thousands never to return. The people of Belgium hold Australians in very high regard and everywhere you go they make you feel welcome.
Tonight we stayed in Lille, France and we are off to explore the WW1 memorials in the morning.
... 8217;s Grt, grt, grt Uncle William had been a stretcher bearer in the NZ regiment that saved the town. We walked around and found the memorial to the NZers who had distracted the Germans by creating lots of smoke and they launched a surprise attack by climbing up a ladder they constructed to get them up the wall. It was a hot day and everyone was tired.
We spent the afternoon in a big shopping mall buying some new clothes!
... and beautiful stay, I was also sad because Kate had 'thrown away' my cheese. The journey was nearly 500km (without cheese) but we eventually made it. We had a bit of time to kill before we met Angelique so me went to Auchen which is basically the biggest hypermarket on the planet! The sat nav had many senior moments when we hit the city itself, but thanks to Kate's calm steady approach we arrived without issue. Lille is certainly ...
... extended French family, (grandma & pa, mum and dad, brother in law, and two daughters, plus Alana and us) The meal comprised of a selection of meats, ham, salami, etc, topped with your choice of cheese slices, melted over the top. Each person has their own mini grill iron, which you put under the griller machine (electric) which sits in the middle of the table, and you cook your own mini melt. A selection of salads and small boiled potatoes (which you peel the skin ...
We put a fan heater on as it was getting rather cold and then John fancied a cup of tea. Isi put the kettle on and it proved too much for the supply and tripped. We were unable to re-set it, so back to the meths stove for the tea and candles for warmth. It sounds a bit Dickensian but it is amazing how much warmth a candle can give out and does take the chill off.
We wonder what tomorrow will bring and hope for a better day.