Off to France tomorrow - at 05.30!!! Like the good boy scout I never was, I am fully prepared, by which I mean that I have my swimming goggles. Not that I intend to do too much swimming but the last time I went to France in Spring/Summer I nearly rubbed my eyes out of their sockets with hay-fever problems and ended up spending most of the day walking around wearing swimming goggles. The locals just rolled their eyes, shrugged in their usual Gallic fashion and muttered something about "les Anglaises . . ." Don't ask me what it was that set my eyes off but as we are a bit nearer towards the Atlantic than before I am hoping I won't suffer. If I do, well, I'll just have to drink more wine!
Anyway, I'm not back until 4th June so play amongst yourselves but leave the place tidy!