Linda and I were in France again last week-end. We travelled on the Fast Cat from Poole to Cherbourg first sailing on Friday. We arrived at Cherbourg at about 11.45 a.m. just in time for everything to shut for the two hour lunch break!! We drove south to Coutances to have lunch at our favourite restaurant in the Cathedral square but were too late for the lunch menu so had a delicious Croque Monsieur instead. We had stopped at one place on the way down to Coutances and had found some lovely sheets so we were not in a panic to find anything, but headed back after lunch to another of our regular Depot Vente stops.
It was a beautiful sunny day and by this time we were getting tired. We had been up since 4.30 a.m. and were starting to flag. We found a few things including a lovely old picture frame to use to frame some early woodblock fabric, and a cute little drying rack.
We didn't think we would be able to get the canoe in the car so decided to leave it beached on the gravel!!! We both loved it but it was the same old story -'nowhere to put it'.
We were happy to see the friendly pink building of the Hotel Ibis where we were staying for the night and after a glass of Kir, a bath, half of Andy Murray's match, we headed to the dining room to eat another great meal. We were supposed to be going to a Brocante sale the next morning but the beds were too comfortable to leave at 6 a.m. so we stayed there until 8.30 a.m. It's a hard life!!!!!!!!