Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Tomorrow morning we will begin the long trek to Portsmouth to get the ferry to St Malo and then head down to our friends house in le Gurcan just outside Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. This is the crossing that we used to do avant les weans. We would embark at Portsmouth get drunk and find a bit of floor to kip on, or if flush when we booked the ferry splash out for a recliner. When the boys came along, we thought that getting a cheap b&b at Dover and then the short crossing was better for them than kipping on the floor but this year rather than suffer le Boulevard Peripherique, we would do the overnight crossing, splash out for a cabin and have a shorter drive the other side.
I am really looking forward to going back to the house, it has been three years since we were last there and the scars of that nightmare have nearly healed but I am not yet ready "to look back and laugh about it" as JC suggested at the time.
Anyway, just to let you know that not a lot will be happening around here until 8th July.
I have taken to listening to The Waterboys over the past few weeks and am quite glad the records have stood the test of time. I sent Stiff a text saying how good The Whole Of The Moon sounded and he replied " the reason why it was so popular back then was because it was brilliant", never a truer statement uttered.
The Waterboys - Strange Boat