Thursday, 25 September 2008

A gentle day out

Last wednesday we loaded up the bikes and went off to the Canal du Midi for a bike ride followed by lunch. It was a lovely sunny day, well we don't do bike rides otherwise!! The photo was taken during the ride, I really wasn't sure if the barge was going to fit under the bridge, they had already had to take a load of water to lower the boat. But it just made it.

For a surprise I had decided to take the OH to a restaurant that we first visited 20 years ago when we had our first holiday on the Canal. It could have turned out badly as I didn't even know if the restaurant was still there, we had not been back since. But luckily for me it was and I had even found a photo of our visit in June 1988, I can safely say we don't look a day older. Well I can say that because I'm not showing you the photo, or the one that the proprietor took 20 years later. By the way it was the same owner although he didn't remember us!!!

We had a lovely lunch on the terrace overlooking the Canal. It was that holiday on the Canal that inspired us to buy a property in France and we haven't fallen out of love with France or the Canal since. For more info and some stunning photos about this amazing feat of engineering go to . We had a lovely day out.

Life continues even though there are bad times we manage some good times aswell. We have lots to be getting on with here, demolition to do before the builders start, stripping walls ready for redecorating, and the OH has started on some retaining walls to stop the garden falling onto the shed he wants to build. And I have managed to write a bit more of my wip, so I think we are moving forward slowly. I will post some photos soon of the work we have been doing. Also some more poems because they help. Then one day back to some farm tales.


Lane said...

That looks a beautiful place and I can see why you wanted to move there.

I know it must be cripplingly hard for you but I'm so glad you're managing to carry on with your work and have some good times too. A 'gentle' day out sounds just the thing.

Looking forward to seeing some photos. x

Debs said...

What a beautiful photo.

Glad to hear that you had a pleasant day out.


JJ said...

Sheepish, so good to hear you are beginning to do normal things. Take care and lots of love, JJx

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I'd love to do a holiday on that canal. And well done with the wip, that's great news! You're doing so well, Sheepish. Sending you a hug.

SpiralSkies said...

Oh, would you look at that photo... may I steal it for my desktop? It encapsulates the life I plan to live one day...

Not much comfort right now but being surrounded by beauty must help a little?