Monthly Archives: April 2004

Short entry

Saw Art (finally) at the Ambassadors in Woking. Brilliant!

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Horror ferry home

What a ghastly hotel room it was! And expensive. Quoted €58 but this did not include the €12 breakfast. Not that they told us this! Dinner too was quite expensive – no wonder they told us we should book, otherwise … Continue reading

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Rabbit sorbet

This morning I popped out to the ATM for some cash and spotted Mrs Bale out early washing down her restaurant windows. I said “bonjour” and she answered as grim as last night. According to Veronique and Georges, when Queen … Continue reading

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I ‘ave lost ma leetle chariot

After our usual leisurely 10am breakfast and my usual trip to the post office, we set off south, driving along one of the straightest roads I’ve ever seen…well, outside Australia, anyway. The day was wonderfully bright and clear and it … Continue reading

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From monks to Satie

Had a lovely breakfast and very interesting chat with Veronique this morning re the gite. She wasn’t surprised. We also found out that Veronique and Georges are Belgian. Veronique followed Georges to Africa where he worked in various countries. They … Continue reading

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To Falaise and back

A very civilised 10am breakfast gave Mirinda an excellent opportunity to increase her conversational French with our host and hostess who are the loveliest people a traveller could hope to meet. I highly recommend this place. After a petit dejuener … Continue reading

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Doves and goats and African rooms

Spent the morning translating one of the walking sheets that Marion James left us as it has a paragraph about the Preaux St Sebastien. I’d forgotten that he’s the patron saint of plague! Although the text doesn’t come right out … Continue reading

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Touring the region

Woke up feeling fine. Mirinda said my temperature rose to nuclear levels in the night. Oddly I didn’t feel at all hungry. Meanwhile our landlords had gone away for a week, so we had the place to ourselves. It’s a … Continue reading

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Vomit in Orbec

A leisurely start to the day with a short walk to the post office to send some more postcards, then a wander round the huge and excellent Saturday market in Place St Patrice. Lots of lovely fresh veg and the … Continue reading

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A French Kathy Burke?

Mirinda woke with me at 8am – very rare. After breakfast we left for a stroll, nay, hike to the botanical gardens which are more accurately described on the map as Jardin Public. More like a sizeable back garden. Still, … Continue reading

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