|Saturday May 8
Sad to be leaving the Riddle family as we farewelled them early in the morning.They have a mid-term break coming up so are thinking of popping over to Europe and catching up with us..that would be cool!
No problems returning the rental car.It was a lovely vehicle to drive.
Onto Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station.Tube ride to St Pancreas not as straight forward as it should have been-lines we needed closed due to maintance work but managed to get there ok.Boys did really well under the circumstances.Glad we had heaps of time.
Waited for a couple of hours in station very cold but had a great mini Hamleys shop ,so boys entertained and kept warm in their nicely heated shop.Del and Ross on luggage watch.not such a pleasant task and not a particulary nice place to be waiting much nicer in the Eurostar lounge.Could relax…decidedly warmer!Caught up on diary writing and trip journal as wifi available…brilliant!
Straight forward trip on Eurostar.Nice train.Good to sit back and enjoy the ride in comfort.
Had a tough walk up to the Hotel. Finally found it. Everyone dug in. A few rough looking characters around. It was Saturday evening so everyone enjoying themselves. French apartment buildings all round and restaurants bars buzzing. Nice to find our place.