It may be the end, but it lasted a long time. We spent a week driving through France, Belgium and Holland visiting places we'd been to before as well as those we had not. We started in Namur with its beautiful Parisienne atmosphere and we sat having a drink in the evening and listening to a local accordian player. Next morning seeing the statue (below) in the Place d'Armees of the old town. We then travelled on to Vise (Visay) near to Maastricht and were lucky enough to see a marching band through the town on the Sunday morning. It would appear it only happens three times a year, so we were lucky. On to Maastricht where we stayed in the Derlon Hotel in a quaint square (although the hotel was very modern inside) in order to attend an Andre Rieu concert in Vrijthof Square. A fantastic show. Next day to Rochefort and Cambrais visiting the Thiepval Monument where my great uncle is remembered amongst 72000 other British soldiers of WW1. On to Albert and Arras, the latter very cosmopolitan. Our last stop was at St Valery Sur Somme which we had visited 30 years ago, with its quaint medieval old town and estuary. (More photos - see Photo Gallery).
Still further treats for my birthday with a weekend down in Brighton. Arrived on Saturday to some lovely gooey cakes (see photo). Sunday a trip to Lewes which has many 16th century buildings including Ann of Cleves' House and while there had Sunday Lunch out. Monday my son and his wife treated us to a fantastic meal at The Ivy, Brighton, and Tuesday we spent on Centre Court at Eastbourne Tennis seeing Johanna Konta and Andy Murray amongst others.
Retired, grandmother who enjoys cardmaking, gardening and genealogy with not enough hours in the day. Married to Tony who enjoys my gardening (!), and is an amateur radio operator with his own website.