Today, we didn’t do much. We didn’t go out much. Kev didn’t even get out of bed until 11am. Kas and Granddad and the girls had done all sorts by that time.

Gite_01.jpgIt was a day when we planned to do nothing other than rest and save energy for a final night out with Granny and Granddad, but nevertheless, this day reached a new peak of inactivity. It should probably be a trough of inactivity, I would guess.

To be honest, so little happened on this day that we can’t even remember what we didn’t do. It probably wasn’t anything important.

There was some lunch involved at some point, and it’s almost certain that Ami went swimming at some point. Can’t remember who with, or who else was there.

To be honest, I think we all decided it would be good to have a day of doing nothing whatsoever. Recharging the batteries, as it were, after a hard nine days of doing not very much.

The highlight of the day was therefore undoubtedly going down to La Rochelle in the evening for a final night get together for Granny and Granddad. On the way from the car to the restaurant there was a street entertainer dressed as a WW1 soldier, only spray painted silver. He might be the same guy that later in the evening turns into the White Man, but it’s difficult to remember the detail of a silver painted face. How many guys can there be in this town who paint their faces silver every night, anyway ?

La_Rochelle_48.jpgWe went back to the restaurant we used on Sunday night, the Bistro Le Canot on the Cour des Dames. This time we sat outside. There was much pasta, chicken nuggets, chips and similar items consumed between us, and both girls were little sweeties, both being well behaved if a little wriggly.

When we finished we had a very leisurely stroll back through all the market stalls and street entertainers which the girls absolutely loved.

Kas got a hair braid which matches Ami’s exactly. While she was having it done, we sat on the kerb in and watched the White Man doing his stuff. Eventually both girls softened up to the guy and were brave enough to go drop a few coins in his bucket and were duly thanked with a little handshake and a smile. In Izzy’s case, she missed the bucket and she missed the smile because she just wanted to nuzzle into Kev.

Izzy spent her holiday money on a flower shaped balloon and lighty-uppy, fibre glass thingy which looks nice when you waggle it in the dark. Ami bought herself a pink clog keyring with a small Littlest Pet Shop pig attached. Ami was jealous, obviously, because Izzy got two presents and she only got one, but that’s what kids are like. Even reminding Ami of what she spent her money on wasn’t enough.

The trip home was uneventful and the kids went to bed nicely. A good evening to end Granny and Grandad’s time with us.

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