The ferry crossing was extremely busy, it being the first week of the British school summer holidays, as you can see from the picture that I took whilst queuing at Portsmouth. It was a perfect summer's evening and I quickly wolfed down my dinner (steak frites naturellement!) in the self-service restaurant on the Bretagne in order to get out on deck and get some pictures as we left the harbour.
I was also met our lovely guests who were staying in the Grand Longere. They were very friendly and tolerant of me pottering around in the garden and even offered to help me with the watering. They seemed to be enjoying their stay which was really great to see and were making the most of our sun loungers. The perfume of the lavender in the pots at the front the gites wafted into the gite during in the heat of the day and it attracted loads of bees and butterflies, it was very tempting take to a sunlounger and soak up some sun but I resisted, maybe somewhat reluctantly...
Don kindly treated me to a refreshing glass of Rosé whilst we sat on his patio overlooking the old mill race, watching the birds and butterflies flitting between the trees. I don't know how he can even bear to think about parting with this little bit of paradise. We are lucky that he shares it with us when we come to visit.
Fortunately, we have a very nice boss who said that we could watch some of the Olympic events on the large screen downstairs in our office - as long as we didn't take advantage - as if we would ;-). So, about 15 minutes before the end of the TT, a group of us gathered in the boardroom to cheer Wiggo and Froome on to gold and silver respectively - how exciting and what stars! ...and didn't Surrey and Hampton Court Palace look wonderful? Of course we can't forget the two ladies, Helen Glover & Heather Stanning, who provided Great Britain with their first gold medal today. I don't know about you, but I am really enjoying the 2012 Olympics!