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Je ne suis jamais parti en vacances ( J'invente )
In 2012 i went to Canterbury wive the school .
We went to England a 5.30PM .
We are tired and this ...
... that she has heard ghostly horses whinnying along the paths round here. After breakfast we go to the famous War Cemetery at Thiepval, where the names of all the 77000 UK dead who had no grave are commemorated. The car park is full of English coaches and children from Hull and Beverly mill around us. One or two of them are well prepared. They sit at the computers, attempting to trace the names of their relations, but most are pretty confused. So ...
... the significance of where we are when we come across British Cemeteries from the Great War outside the village. You can just pick up paraphernalia in the fields round about and there are rusting shell cases on Diana's veranda. She had a great uncle who published a memoir of his time here as a macHine gunner. The young Adolf Hitler served here in the German Army. His wounds he received on the Somme were treated at the first aid post in Hermies ...
... to see a small road over the other side of the water that seemed to wend its’ way up to the old original canal, which seemed to be just begging to be explored. We set off on
foot and just as well we did because the lane at the top came to a very old lifting bridge over the old canal and was only 2.3m wide (we are 2.46m wide!) We were able to walk along the towpath to where the original boatlift No.4 was (the new ...
... middle of the 2 single beds that most European hotels put together to make a king!
It looks like the weather may be co-operating today so we quickly get to a bike rental shop and gather our bikes. Ed and Aidan get on a tandem and Liam gets a trailer bike attached to mine. We make our way to a restaurant called the Flemmish pot...down a back alley off the beaten path. It was such a quaint spot, with ...
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