After Toulouse, we took the train north and headed for the Ardennes with Belgium and the Netherlands to follow. Once we hit Paris again the temperature plummeted and we were once again battling rain and wind with intermittent very hot days of 30 degrees plus. I have been staggered how changeable the weather is from […]

Unfortunately, the weather has not yet cleared up and has in fact got colder and windier … although the thunderstorms have abated, which is a blessing at any rate! Due to these rather unpleasant conditions, and the consequent onset of serious marital disharmony that threatened the entire ‘gap year’ mission, we have temporarily aborted the […]