We have arrived in Dijon and we are taking it easy for a couple of hours. It is 35 deg, and I am no fan of very hot weather.
We stopped at Beaune on our way and wished we had more time to spend there. Famous for wine, there are countless ‘caves’ which we didn’t take advantage of because we had to drive. We did manage to wander around before and after lunch, and to walk along a section of the ramparts as we returned to the car. It is very pretty. When we arrived, it was quiet, but as soon as the clock rang for midday, people came from everywhere, in cars and on foot, to have lunch. In no time, the patisseries had queues and all the outdoor tables of the restaurants were occupied. It was a gastronomic migration.
we loved Beaune, There was Jazz Festival on when we were there in 2009. we also went to the Mustard Factory and Hotel Dieu. Lovely
Hi Mary, Lovely to hear from you. I can’t believe that, in all your photos, you are both all rugged up. We are in the middle of a heatwave! I am enjoying Ireland all over again. I have an almost identical photo of myself with Oscar, bless him. We also loved the Book of Kells, Giant’s Causeway, rope bridge etc. and, as I recall, we were also wearing beanies. Enjoy Scotland. My maiden name is Girvan, a little fishing village on the west coast. Love Edinburgh. Xx Jen
Thoroughly enjoying (vicariously) your comments on your travels, and the photos that give us the visuals, and had to laugh at your (unnecessary) preparations to arrange another car. Glad it was all sorted so smoothly. Have just finished reading a book of travels that you would love Jen. ‘Without Reservation’ by Alice Steinbach, which was brought to mind by your French language classes. She joined an group in Oxford studying English villages for a couple of weeks when she took a year off to spend time in England, France and Italy. You’re away at the best time as it’s pretty bleak, and cold, here. I’ve just returned from a couple of days in Melbourne to attend a seminar and catch up with friends and family. It’s the first opportunity I’ve had to hear all about my cousin’s trip to the Antarctic. What with hearing of her fabulous experience, reading your wonderful jottings, and catching up with another friend who recently returned from walking the Camino, I’m feeling very sluggish indeed. We look forward to your next blog.
Love, Viv and Keith.