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2000+ kilometres

We’re going to miss Coco. It’s the first hire car we’ve ever named and the only one we’ll really remember. She has faithfully driven us over 2,000 kilometres across France and back again, sometimes with the roof down, sometimes with … Continue reading

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Chez Sophie

There’s something amazing about driving through the French countryside in a convertible, top down and wind streaming through your hair. Or so I’ve heard. We hired a convertible in order to experience just that. Sadly, today was not the day … Continue reading

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Shrunken pears

There’s a process here in the Loire called Poire Tapee. Basically, it’s dehydrated pears but the process is rather long and involved and what it produces is delicious. It’s odd that we’ve never come across it before, given we’ve visited … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

I have totally gone off the Ile d’Aix. Last night we went to bed and, instead of the steady thrum of crickets or other night time insects, our ears were assaulted by an advanced techno squad of evil beings. It … Continue reading

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How embarrassment

Last night we went round to see Sue and Graeme, Michelle and Belinda. Sue is Bob’s sister, Graeme her husband and Michelle and Belinda their daughters. They have the most wonderful holiday house just down the road from P-Mac at … Continue reading

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Catastrophic

We were going to visit Byron Bay yesterday but were pulled up short by a traffic jam about 6k up the road from it. We went to Brunswick Heads instead (a lovely spot) where we had lovely fish and scallops … Continue reading

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Entrance to the waters

This morning, we eventually left for Nambucca Heads. The road was long and, on occasion, quite wet. We had a few stops for very unpalatable food. Our first mistake was having a toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwich which tasted … Continue reading

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Horror trains from Bath

Mirinda is at her DBA residential this week so I said I’d go with her in the car and take the trains back since it was so easy last time. I have to say that the last time was a … Continue reading

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Stilt women scare dog

It would be terribly remiss of me if I didn’t mention the toilet in our hotel room in Saumur. It was clearly designed by someone without legs. Imagine a cupboard and now imagine someone has plonked a toilet against the … Continue reading

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Leaving Liorac

The nights at the pigeonnaire are completely silent, apart from the occasional night creature. They are also very, very black given there’s no lights anywhere. This is, of course, wonderful, except when Boy decides he’s a bit lonely and wants … Continue reading

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