Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Running in France.....

....did not happen and the piccie sums up why - hot tub, sunshine, wine and gorgeous food.

During our first week in France we stayed in a gite with our own private pool and tomato vines. It was in the middle of nowhere so was peaceful and very relaxing.

On a trip touring the local area we went to the local vineyard. Transpired to be a small family place that sold a 5L box of rose for 10 euros and a very nice rose at that - I love France!!

Mornings were spent visiting local historic sites and local markets.

Afternoons spent relaxing by the pool and the evening enjoying dinner on the terrace chatting away. It was a great week.

The next week we moved to a converted wine tower with it's own hot tub. Again this place provided everything you needed for a comfortable stay and exclusion from everyone. During the second week it was my 30th birthday. I confess I stayed up to midnight to open my pressies. Mark got me a rally experience at Knockhill race course. I am a bit of a speed demon and petrol head so I am going to enjoy my laps in a single seater round the course going as fast as I can. My parents arranged for Mark to take over their present and I was overjoyed with their diamond necklace.

Birthday morning was champers and croissants then a trip to Bordeaux. Bordeaux is a beautiful city and we enjoyed a fantastic lunch during which was washed down with several glasses of the finest red the region had to offer. The day was finished with hot tub and more champers. Overall, a rather lovely way to spend a special birthday. Thanks Mark.


Davie said...

Happy Birthday 30, eh? All downhill now......

Mark said...

I, of course, did do a couple of runs. Did one at 5pm as I was bit bored. Boy was it tough. Ask Herself what the pool temperature was on my return and it was 29 degrees. God only knows what the air temp was that evening.

Hope you didn't mind me pointing and screwing my face up so much.


Anonymous said...

Hi Geraldine,
I was going to talk to you on Tues night but Neal is working and I am on a management course so we can't come. So this is not really a comment for your blog as such, just wanted to get in touch!
Neal will be in the navy and not doing the WHW race this year but I would like to offer to help with anything as I would like to stay involved. I would love to do a section as a sweeper runner but would also marshall or anything on the day if you have all your sweeper runners and if you need organisational help beforehand happy to help with that too. (If you do want me to marshall my dad is also happy to help with that.) If you want to email me it's carolinegibson@yahoo.com


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