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... individual coloured flower gardens were beautiful to see. The interior gives an insight into life for the very rich French families and many portraits and precious items were on show. I was taken with the floor of Delft tiles, imported from the Netherlands in their thousands! The round trip to see this was twenty miles and we had to go out later for cakes so a daily total of twenty-six miles.
... to have another bike-ride and persuaded Mike to accompany me and it was so nice (and flat). On our return it was time for beer and a take-away pizza followed by tarts we bought earlier (not getting our five a day). All the washing is dry and put away and I am already reading my third of seven books I brought with me and tomorrow the weather will be fine and we are off to see a vineyard.
Last night we witnessed one of the longest ever thunder and lightning storms complete with hail stones like marbles which kept us awake until around 1am. Morning brought more thunder, lightning and rain which kept us indoors and therefore not out on the bikes. After lunch we watched our les Miserable DVD and by its conclusion we saw that the skies had cleared and it was very sunny (the ...
We were awakened by another thunder storm at 6am which had abated by seven. After breakfast we used the window of dry weather to cycle to Contres for food and wine supplies. It is a French bank holiday they were closing early and we did not want to miss the chance to stock up. On our return the heavens opened again and we ate lunch, al fresco (of course) with heavy rain falling just short ...
After a night of relentless thunderstorms which stretched into the morning too, we wondered if we would be able to get out on the bikes at all, but by the time we had collected our baguette and croissant the clouds had cleared and we were able to have breakfast al fresco as has become our routine, accompanied by chaffinches and bullfinches as always.
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