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Sat 28th June


Slept very badly last night, more nightmares about clients, so it was difficult to work up the umph to go put for a spin. I probably should have made myself go but I didn't really have the energy for that either. So I settled down on the couch resolved to fix the credit card problems that have been plaguing me since the start of the trip. I won't go into detail about it as it would probably end up as a huge rant that goes on for hours but I will say that it is a good example of 'efficient' banking at it's best...not.

Another good excuse to not go out on the bike was the L'Areigeoise sportive which would mean closed roads and hoards upon hoards of cyclists. When I went down to Les Cabannes after lunch to get some bread, the whole village had been taken over by it. The village square was one big feed station. It was nothing like a feed station for a UK sportive though..where tea and cake rule (wow I now realise how English that is!), here the bars and restaurants all open up and the cyclists were all sat having a full on lunch with beer and wine too! There were even some Lycra clad folk in the Spar buying wines and meats. It seems that here the sportive are much more of a relaxed whole day affair, and with the heat..it seems the sensible way to do it.

The downside to having a quiet day is that the ole brain decided to kick in and start thinking about things that I have avoided thinking about from the start. No good can ever come of thinking and I ended up with more questions, no answers, and a low feeling about it all. Distraction was needed so wine has been procured and the plan is to have a good old movie and wine night.

I think though that I am in need to get back on the road again, and so Monday cannot come fast enough. It seems strange to wish away my days off especially since I will not have any for a while, but I need to start moving. Tomorrow should be a better day..the forecast is rain but a couple of the boys will be back from their trips so it will be nice to see them. And of course they will bring the vans so I will be able to have a good ole flaff about with those ready for Monday. I do worry about my like of van flaffing (basically cleaning, rearranging, stock taking etc) but it is actually the best therapy and relaxation technique around and so its probably not worth thinking about too much..whatever works eh?

Side note..I have become addicted to watching the Lego Ninja cartoon that they show on week day mornings. I may not understand the French but a good cartoon transcends language and Lego ninjas is just awesome. Mental note to check out the Lego cartoons and movie when I get home.

Posted by louisebenn 01:57 Archived in France

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