"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Sunday, September 05, 2004


Well, we had an uneventful journey down to Ashford, where we are staying overnight in the Travelodge, which is conspicuous by its lack of air conditioning! It has been about 28C here today and the heat is humid and heavy. Keith was hooted at loud and long by white van man because he had the audacity to slow down on the roundabout to the Travelodge - they must be really stressed down here in the south east! Glad I live in the relative sanity of the wilds of North Wales!
We had a bite to eat in Pizza Hut - loud music, loud voices and too many children running around and since then, Keith has been working hard at creating an internet link through one or other of our mobile phones, but, would you believe it? - no signal for either T mobile or Three!! Thought this was supposed to be the civilised part of the country!! lol. Tomorrow - a leisurely drive to Dover and the ferry. France, here we come!
That was yesterday. The night presented us with a choice - window open + air to breathe + noise or windows closed + no air + sleep without noise but also without breathing! I alternated between the two and so did not have a good night. Keith, on the other hand, unusually, slept like a log! More later, hopefully, if I manage to get this uploaded! Au revoir for now.


gemmak said...

Sounds delightful...not! Ashford is hardly the civilised part of the country though! hehe.

Hope the 2nd leg of your journey today went well and that you have found France in good spirits :o)

jon said...

Looking for air conditioning info I found your post. I agree!


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