Friday, 13 June 2008

Dutch Delight

Alex 

Alex arrived on Thursday at the Bergerac "International" Airport: a funny little regional airport where get this - English is the main language (hard to believe I know).

The kids were really excited to receive another visitor and Alex did not disappoint them. We had a Confit de Carnard for dinner and stayed up late catching up on news and old times.

Friday was our big tourist day and we looped through Domme, checked out the village of Le Roque-Gageac with its medieval fort built high in the side of a cliff and headed to Beynac castle for lunch and a tour.

Friday night we reserved the Le Gaulois Auberge for dinner (we had the whole place to ourselves) and then headed into St. Cernin to check out the fête which had just started.  We sent him packing on Saturday!!

AlexsCave 

DonAlex
AlexBeynac

Dodgim
DommeAlex
DonAnge

TLTB

TLTB
Too Lazy to Blog, at least it feels that way. 

I could try peddle the excuse that our computers have been switched off a fair bit owing to some bad thunderstorms. While this is true (our neighbour's computer was fried on Monday night) the real reason is that I have been lost in a book which I started on Sunday and only finished yesterday.

Such a pity about the Tuesday Tune-up - there is always next week.

The Book
Ange hates it when I get sucked into a book but the family seems pleased to have me back. The book was "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, it is fiction novel loosely based around historical events in the XIth Century in England and France.  It provides a good insight into what medieval life would have been like, I give it 7 out of 10.

The Weather
Is slowly improving. Sun was out today and we all had a few swims in the pool.  Ange and I went for a long run and took on a few decent ascents (actually three).  We're hoping for a cycle tomorrow but we need some more sun and no more thunderstorms.  The big guy's phone must be on the blink, I'll have to send him a txt.

The Dutchman
He came, he saw, he ate, he drank (a little) and then he left. It was really good to catch up with Alex late last week, by now he should have arrived in Italy for his sisters wedding.  Alex I hope all goes well for the wedding and the trip home.  Also hope that the shocking defeat that the Dutch will suffer tomorrow against France doesn't put a damper on your mood. It is only sport (aller le français).  Some pictures of his visit are still pending (Aka TLTB).