Saturday, 16 February 2008

Daily Chores

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Our new local.....

Yes the daily pilgrimage for fresh bread is now a well established routine involving considerable planning and thought. There are two boulangerie's in Villefranche and we have favourite selections from each.

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Boulangerie

eaudesource

While not a daily chore, collecting "eau de source" is another routine. While the tap water in France is fine to drink; this natural source of fresh water just outside the town is a regular stopping place for us locals:)

We use it for the coffee machine - so we get through a few litres each week.

We are starting to meet more locals, a lady from St.Cernin introduced herself today while we were out shopping in Villefranche. She either lives next to the Marie (Mayors office) or she is the mayor of St.Cernin. The think it is the former as I'm sure I have meet the mayor already. In any case she was very friendly.

Actually everyone has been very friendly.

Training Training

Mapmyrun We have been stepping up the training for the Paris half-marathon, which is coming up in just over two weeks.  All up, we completed a hard 16Km today, definitely rest day tomorrow. 

The roads here are fantastic: rustic, peaceful, scenic with loads of hills and the possible routes are endless.  I can't wait to assemble the bikes and get out even further.

I use the Map My Run website to plot and plan routes. These days I find it quite easy to gauge the distance of a run by the time it takes but for training purposes it is good to get an exact distance.