After a couple of days relaxing, and not driving much, we decided to put some miles in today and head from our overnight stop, just west of Rouen, to Fougères, which is just into Britanny…albeit with some breaks along the way. We woke to a foggy morning, with a grey haze so dense we couldn’t… Continue reading Covering some ground
A day of contrasts yesterday. At breakfast we were sitting in torrential rain in a car park, whilst we enjoyed supper in glorious golden sunlight by the banks of the Seine. The morning downpour was our cue to say goodbye to the fair town of Montville but not before we took advantage once again of… Continue reading Water water everywhere
Although we were having a “lazy day” yesterday, I couldn’t fully restrain my curiosity to explore the town, and indulge my interest (Gareth would say obsession) with memorials and architecture. Montville looks like quite a modern town from the way we approached, but the centre has some more historic buildings. As usual for a French… Continue reading Memorials and architecture
According to our fitbits, last night was the best nights sleep either of us had had for about a month. So why we woke with this great desire to do absolutely nothing is beyond me! Nevertheless with blue skies above and a boulangerie around the corner we agreed that today would be a good day… Continue reading There’s nowt so queer as folk.
It was only last night that it dawned on us that we were embarking on our latest trip with Tilly on what the BBC was calling the busiest day on the roads this year with 5m car journeys expected. With this in mind we set off at a time I rarely see on a Saturday… Continue reading Did someone mention bank holiday traffic…?
Clothes are packed; camera battery charged and memory cards cleared; sat nav is primed. It must be time for our summer holiday! I have even downloaded a book onto my Kindle which is not about military history. Those of you who know me will realise this is virtually unprecedented, and a sure sign of holiday… Continue reading Ready for the Tunnel
So after a much needed bacon sandwich and a bit of tidy up we left the venue for last nights party and headed over to The Mill at Sonning to meet more family for a catch up. Despite the best efforts of removal vans and parked cars we eventually squeezed our way through the gaps… Continue reading A mill amid the river