My, my, what a long drive that was, just over 2000km in fact. On the way up poor Number 3 was afflicted wih over excitement and not chewing her lunch properly, so we had several unplanned for stops on the way to Troyes in north-eastern France and on the way home poor little Dyson, the new puppy, was similarly afflicted. Fortunately we were travelling with towels, dog beds and car cleaner wipes so happily the trip was not as unpleasant as it could have been.
I bet there are very few people reading this who can say that last Sunday they went on a drive around Belguim. What a lot of traffic! I had no idea that it was quite so hilly/mountainous on the East side where it connects up with France and Luxembourg, quite a contrast to the west side, though as I was driving into the sun at that point of the day I actually saw very little of the surrounds on the west side. Gavin said lots of trees not a lot else. I hasten to add, to avoid offending any lovely Belgians, we were on the often less than attractive motorways, which are prone to be quite badly landscaped and /or hidden away out of sight and hearing from the general population and countryside. In fact Holland was pretty full of traffic as well but the roads were much smoother and due to the topography, or flat (!?*) nature of Holland it was easy to see all the goings on around and about.
Living down in Sleepyville, and not getting out much, it is easy to forget how many people there are in the world.
He was so tired last night having spent all day experiencing the land of a thousand smells and forbidden snacks, he collapsed in his bed and slept through till morning thank goodness.
See you all soon
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area