Sunday 22nd July 2012
Monday 23rd July
With time to spare, I decided to count out the loose change in my coin sorter, bag it and take it to the bank. It is amazing how the small change in your pocket adds up.It was also a good time to buy some sterling for the trip.
Packing for tomorrow. We decided to just take one suitcase between us, as we were only going for a couple of days, and we had one big enough for everything, including M's suit. We had a potter around the town where I finally found something to wear- nothing like leaving it to the last minute :-) We looked in Mother Earth which sells one-of-a-kind ethnic clothes which Cairis loves. I spent more money on her than I did on myself- nothing new there!
or a bit of exercise we walked up the Mont de la Ville, to Fort Regent.
Wednesday 25thOff to the airport, where the plane left on time for London. On arrival, we headed for the car hire depot and took possession of what Cairis named the 'MOB'car. It was a black Vauxhall, with tinted windows :-)
After about 40 minutes of driving we arrived at our accommodation. I found an old pub with accommodation on the internet, and it was extremely good. The food was super and made from local produce, the real ale was local and the room was a delight, although the temperature was in the 30s and there was no air-conditioning! We unpacked and headed down to the garden for a cold drink and met this cheeky piggy. He had 'It's sausage O'clock' on his back, as the pub does a Happy Hour with free local sausages once a week.
Friday 27th JulyNote the date- which I clearly hadn't checked carefully when I booked the tickets:-( On arrival at the airport- with not too much time to spare, we discovered that our tickets thought we were flying home on 27th August!! Oops!
The lovely man on the customer services desk at Flybe helped us sort out the problem, and we were able to fly home slightly later than we had expected.
Along with most of the world, I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in the evening. The best fun was setting up a twitter hashtag so that we could keep the PLN comments together. It made the experience very enjoyable to be so connected with friends around the world.
This morning we received the proposal from the building company who are going to repair/ renew our door. Although the quote is not cheap we have told them to go ahead and do it. In a few days we'll have the door boarded up while they make a new one and transfer the leaded glass into it. As you can see from the photos, the bottom of the inside is rotten and the outside has been replaced at some time with a plain sheet of ply, instead of the panels which should be there.
Watch this space- the company has promised that it will look fabulous when it's done.