I had a great trip; we set off very early at 6.30am from Oswestry. It was a long journey to the channel tunnel and even longer on the other side of the channel.
However, we eventually arrived at Combs la Ville at 7.30 pm French time, a very long trip.
We went to a Macaroon factory where we watched them making the macaroons; it was followed by a tasting – great stuff. I have decided that I really like Macaroons, although you can each too many sometimes.
Dave and I went with our host family (Alain and Sandreen) to Provins, an interesting old medieval town. Here we enjoyed a picnic and then a walk around, some fascinating old buildings.
Day 4 saw us visiting a chateau, Chateau de la Roch-Guyon, it is half built into the rock. Then we went off to a restaurant for a most enjoyable meal before visiting Monet’s house and garden in Giverny (that’s me beside Monet!)
Today is our last day before our journey home. We started off in the morning in Troyes another interesting medieval town. After a guided walking around the town we enjoyed another great lunch.
Then we went on to visit a Champaign producer and sample some of his wares
That evening we had a great social evening with all my new French friends, there was loads more good food and wine.
I really did have a great time with my all my friends from the Oswestry Twinning Association and especially ‘tous mes nouveaux amis’ in Combs la Ville.
It’s a busy life; I am no sooner home than I am off to Guide Camp.
Best wishes to all