During all that boaty type ‘excitement’ we met Margaret and John on Catharina. They are New Zealanders and so we know quite a few people in common! Tony & Sue Crang, Bill & Mandy Leckie to name a few. Stories were swapped. They were especially interested to learn that we had taken a trip to NZ in 2016. We had hoped to meet up with Sue & David Thurston this year but timescales just didn’t allow. We have such lovely memories of our trip and all the lovely kiwis who welcomed us with open arms!
After Joni, Coole Swan and then Vrouwe Olive had all left we arranged to go out for dinner with John & Margaret on Saturday 10th. We went out to a very nice resaurant called Les Arcades for a rather splendid meal. We ate very well, drank very well and talked and talked! Lovely evening.
Margaret had found a lovely Roumanian lass who does nails. So on Sunday Adrian and John went for a beer (or 2) while we both had pedicures!
And then on Monday evening, since they were leaving on Tuesday morning, they suggested visiting our favourite family run greek restaurant! We’re becoming quite well known there…..
On that Sunday (while we were having pedicures) there was the annual procession through town to commenorate Notre-Dame du Saint-Cordon. She is attributed with saving the town from the plague in the 15th Century by encirculing the town with a cordon which the plague never crossed. Unfortunately I have no photos of this. But on Monday afternoon I did manage a quick look around the annual brocante in the Place d’Armes. I was tempted by a few little niceties but, unusually for moi, I resisted temptation!