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... s and one sole German grave.
We were heading to Mouquet Farm and on our way we stopped at the memorial to the First Australian Division which was initially commemorated on 8 July 1917 by Australian soldiers, paying respect to their mates who had died over that past year around Poziers.
Mouquet Farm, or as it was known to the Australian soldiers as 'Moo-Cow Farm", is the location where Harold took part in his first major battle ...
... their bass trombonist, a Brit who works for the UN nearby. Thierry and Julian explained how Mons has adopted the story of St George and the Dragon and has an annual event where they re-enact the slaying in the Grand Square. We missed it by two weeks, and the cobblestones of the square were still dusted with orange sand (although I didn't ask what the sand was used for). The Town Hall forms part of the perimeter of the square, and (rarely, ...
Bags packed and not too much given that we are leaving for a month. Getting the kids to bed wasn't easy as of course they are excited but I think they are asleep now.
Tomorrow we take the train to Paris at 7am and then have a few hours to wait before flying from there to Hanoi ...
... off. Lawyers - as lawyers are apt to do - found a loophole in the Constitution which said that if the monarch was incapable, the Senate alone could pass laws. So they declared Baudoin unfit for 36 hours, during which time the bill was signed into law. Those crafty Belgians!
We also walked by the Mannekin Pis, which is a lot smaller than you would expect. It really is the size of something you'd have in your garden (if having a statue of a little boy peeing ...
... it was the poor guy's first day working there) started to clean up, the mystery puker returned from the bathroom and climbed right back into bed, not seeming to care about the mess he had made. He halfheartedly offered to help out with the cleanup before promptly passing out. What a jerk. Jared and the nice hostel man got everything under control and we somehow managed to get to sleep in our puke room. To be fair, we were offered a different room ...