France, Family and Flaking-out

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After a miserable, rain spring/early summer, it’s been great to get away on holiday to super-hot France*. This year we went en famille to celebrate my step-father’s 90th birthday with a special meal out.

We stayed in a lovely gite:

Lovely gite

with a great pool and view:

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 We ate at the Ferme Aux Gives (a restaraunt of the famous Michele Gerrard):

Ferme aux Greves

 (well, we ate at the connected auberge, but still …)  P1020117

 And damn good it was, too!

On the way back to the UK, we stopped for a couple of nights in the pretty medieval town of Colmar, Alsace. Despite the more gloomy weather, it was a great place to wander around, eat and drink.

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Then we came over on the Dover ferry and spent a couple of nights at the Royal Hotel in Deal, in one of the first floor balcony rooms (the Wellington Room) – wonderful!

All in all, a smashing holiday.

 

*Although I heard it was hot at home, too – typical!