People watching, window shopping and basking in the sunlight

Our last week workawaying with Tim & Juliet was very social, with outings for dancing, morning tea, bingo and cards.  It’s been great to get a taste of other people’s lives and we’ve particularly enjoyed checking out the different places where Tim & Juliet’s friends live.  The bingo night was great fun.  Mike had all these different names for various numbers, which had people quacking along to the numbers 2 and 22 (a duck and pair of ducks), laughing to his description of 69 and never-ending ball puns, many relating to dropped balls.  We were sitting at the lucky table where 4 out of the 5 full houses of the night were won!  Steve and I won a full house each (worth about 40 euros in total) and the other workawayer Jacob won a line and a full house.

The winning tickets

The winning tickets

Peonies in bloom

Peonies in bloom

The obligatory border collie shot - this time of Ruby

The obligatory border collie shot – this time of Ruby

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve had a quick stopover on our way up north.  This is mostly a picture post as there’s not too much else to report.  I will however leave you with an anagram (of the town and country) since we haven’t had one since the first post (and our current hosts bailed us up about it).  I’m sure we’re not the only ones who’ve been hanging out for Game of Thrones, so this anagram is related (spelling from the books).  And since we’re in a relatively small town (a little over 100 000), I thought a clue might be needed.  There is a well known city in the US which shares part of its name with this town.  If you can work it out, let us know in the comments.

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Chateau at Parc Floral

Chateau at Parc Floral

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Flamingos

Flamingos

A mention of Australia (just to the right of the horse) in the Cathedral

A mention of Australia (just to the right of the horse) in the Cathedral

Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) is the town's claim to fame for her role in the 100 year war there

Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) is the town’s claim to fame for her role in the 100 year war

Hotel de Ville - the oldest hotel in town

Hôtel Groslot – The oldest hotel in town, although it hasn’t functioned as a hotel for many years.

 

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We particularly enjoyed visiting this charming hotel as it had an interesting history and it was free!

We particularly enjoyed visiting this charming hotel as it had an interesting history and it was free!

The cathedral in the background of the hotel

The cathedral in the background of the hotel

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ET in our restaurant

ET in our restaurant

 

 

 

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Easter displays

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Easter display

 

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Strolling along the Loire

Strolling along the Loire

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Siobhan

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