Tuesday 14th to Sunday 19th
This week is notable only by its lack of of progress. We sat in the sun and drank a
few (not me you understand) bottles of sparkling wine which Sandra thought was champagne at €1.50 a
Pete and I went out on mountain bikes, of course up and down hills as there is no flat
area around here. We went into Chalais via the main road which approaches the town down a long hill. To
avoid riding back up it we took a different route out of town, after a coffee sitting in a pavement cafe
in the sun.
The route out of town was less steep, but twice as long. "Well it doesn't seem that
long in the car"!
The week ended with dinner at the chateaux in Chalais. The chateaux overlooks the
town, and has a working draw-bridge. We took our aperitifs outside with swallows playing games over the
courtyard and then ate the usual five courses in a beautiful stone built room.
And the best bit apart from the food and the company, was the Boss and I did not pay.
We need more visits from friends like this.
And after Pete and Chris left on Saturday morning and John and Sandra in the evening,
we were alone again, with a rest day to follow. I'm not sure I can stand the pace.