Thursday, 2 September 2010

Arrivals and Departures

Good and bad today. Gran and Charlotte are here but Amelia has left us.

Amelia decided with a flourish of tears that she needed to go back to her mum in Provence. This caused all kinds of problems and changes of plan. It made me very sad that she felt that she couldn’t stay.

We agreed with her mum and her friend Phil that we would both come half way and meet in the middle at the station in Montpellier at ten.

We had to be up at 6:30 and on the road by 7. We arrived in plenty of time and Amelia went with her mum and Phil.

Our thoughts then turned to Gran and Charlotte who were flying in to Carcassonne for 11:55am. We were back on the road by 10:30 with an estimated arrival time at the airport of 12:30.

We made great time on the way back, leaving the motorway at the Carcassonne exit at 12:10. Whilst navigating the city on the way to the airport, the phone rang – they had arrived a little early.

We picked them up and went shopping in the Geant at Carcassonne. We had no bags, so the car and roof box were filled with groceries.

We were home by 3pm.

It’s now 6pm and we’ve been out in the sun for the remainder of the day. It is a hot one. We’re having chicken for tea. Yum.

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