France – Day 11. Blow wind! Crack thy cheeks!

Categories Travel

As I write this ( 12.15 am ) , there is a most extraordinary lightning storm going on outside my window . Sheets of white lightning completely filling the night sky … making it seem like daylight for a few seconds at a time . Never seen anything like it . It’s as if God is bored and is turning a light switch on and off . Thunder is rolling in the distance and getting louder by the minute. Even the house – strong and sturdy – is creaking under the pressure. This is thunder and lightning on an epic scale … and I love it !

Great day today . Another canoe trip down the river followed by a BBQ at Chez Pascale . It’s a full house … my mate Rich and his partner Ali . Her kids , George , Ollie and Jen plus boyfriend Charlie . Then Rich ‘s daughter Rachael with her boyfriend Joe . I’d like to say it’s like ‘ The Waltons’ but that would make me Grandpa so forget I said that .

Funny what you miss from home isn’t it ? It’s mostly small things like Corn Flakes and ready made custard – both of which I’m sure you can get here if you look hard enough . Can’t deny I miss Charlie though . the little ragamuffin might well be clueless at times but he’s a fine little chap and that’ll do for me .

And still the thunder comes . There is something very cosy about being inside when nature is venting it’s spleen outside . A little part of wants to run outside in my pants and just stand in the rain. Another of those moments that might work in a film but in reality would see me tripping up on a garden rake and ending up in a bush .

Still tempted though …

A demain , mes braves

1 thought on “France – Day 11. Blow wind! Crack thy cheeks!

  1. Hi Tom. Really enjoy reading your blog. We must discuss more local and national theatre over that lunch. In the meantime keep on trucking!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *