It's been a less than perfect start to our holiday in France. Luke's cold has progressed into tonsillitis with shivering fever and serious malaise. I'm also getting the cold but I'm hoping it will stay relatively docile... it's been very slow moving today and I'm not too bad. I'm hoping Luke will improve overnight, otherwise we'll be calling in a doctor.
We stayed at the ibis in Amboise and it was a very nice little chain hotel. Due to tiredness we just ate dinner at the restaurant, nothing impressive, just steak/chicken with chips. Breakfast at the hotel as well, made us some very nice ham sandwiches.
|Skimming stones on the Loire river|
|The chateau at Ambois|
|Luke lying on the pristine lawn at the chateau|
|Tree hugging hippies!|
|The statue of Leonardo in the chateau garden|
Wandered the touristy lanes. Luke had cassis ice cream because he had tonsillitis. That's his excusplanation. Actually, he deserved it for coming with me to the chateau. Also had our first chocolate eclair, those things are just the most gorgeous treat.
Drove to the E.Leclerc mega hypermarche to look for a GPS because we keep getting lost. And we decided to save money by not hiring a GPS from the car company (E250, rip off). Alas, the E89 French one didn't charge up properly, last one in the shop. Gave up.
We also stood perplexed in the shampoo aisle for a good 15 minutes trying to work out where the conditioner was hidden. Everything said "shampooing". None of the containers looked like conditioner containers. Eventually gave up. Turns out that French for "conditioner" is "apres shampooing". So it was there, we just weren't seeing it.
|La Roseraie Hotel De Charme in Chenonceaux|
|The curtains match the wallpaper which matches the bedspread which matches the cupboard...!|
Luke is asleep now, he'll be having a bad night I expect. Me too - we're in a king size bed rather than our standard twins.
Tomorrow I hope the weather fines up and Luke wakes up bright eyed and bushy tailed so we can go to Chenonceau castle together.