Hi everyone, I've already mentioned that our break did us so much good.
We had a lot of paper work to do and with a failing computer not was difficult.I'm pleased to say that the new computer is behaving well.
We have now had our PCR Covid tests which have come back with negative results. We had a couple of problems getting the information needed while we were away and ended up ringing a helpline - sorted in such a short time!
The holiday began with a little bit of trauma - we left our passports at home, fortunately youngest son was off work and could bring them to us.
We had to cancel a train to Poitiers and stay in Paris overnight but not too much harm done, although it did cut short our time with our friends (my ex SIL and hubby)
As it's Tuesday I'll start with our drinks...so that I can join the T Gang and Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday at The Altered Book Lover blogNo smile from hubby as he was busy trying to sort out some accommodation for us in Paris.We chose to go to a Mercure hotel and our first view in the morning was of the hotel chickens - we saw someone go and feed them later.
We had a little walk around the area - one we knew quite well.The hotel is on Rue de la Gaite where there are a number of old theatre buildings and lots of eateries
These bears are now everywhere in Paris - positioned to keep folk apart in cafes and barsIt was only a short walk to the railway station.
After a pleasant journey we finally reached our destination - lots of chatting even though we speak on Face Time each week.
The next morning we went for a lovely walk. During lockdown this was one of a few regular walks for our friends.
We did see some sunflowers in bloom later in the week but these were definitely over.There is a stony path to climbWe got to play Pooh Sticks from the bridge. Click on the link if you need an explanation. I loved the way the fence was decoratedA great letterbox.......and colourful broken pottery in amongst the plants(what a brilliant idea)
We came to the goat farm that we had heard about
An open well - access prohibited!This old mill had been up for let for while but we think someone may have moved in.Squirrel crossing sign (we saw squirrels most days in the garden)
This goat was scratching his head with a branch
Are these Hops?
The people here must love birds of preyFinally past the Chateau - it was good to take this walk in the morning, by midday it was quite hot!
The afternoon was spent eating and chatting!
I'll be back with more another day - actually, I'll be back with more probably till Christmas!!!