Posted: Yesterday at 18:29
When we moved to Belgium it took me ages to get used to shops closing for lunch. I'd get up, do a couple of hours unpacking and sorting, get showered and dressed and arrive in time for midday closing. Fewer and fewer shops do it there now so we've had a period of adjustment here too. One DIY shuts for 2 and a half hours but does stay open till 7:30.
It was a wild and woolly drive up to Nantes today but teh sun came out as we arrived so Possum got some good filming done around the chateau of the dukes of Brittany which is a lovely, cuddly castle with a defensive moat and all - not a big, imposing, threatening sort of castle like Edward built to tame the Welsh.
Turned a bit wet and windy while we were exploring the cathedral so we adjourned for lunch and then explored the Place Royale and the theatre via a lovely cast iron and glass covered gallery. Somehow, Possum acquired 4 new pairs of jeans and a tailored jacket. for when sje needs to look professional.
Home now and thinking of something light for dinner.