Thursday, 1 January 2009

Well we've had enough of camping, decided a nice hotel would be a better idea for tonight. Had a lovely day in Brugge yesterday, just a little bit nippy. Not sure the temperature rose above freezing all day. We had to retreat back to the tent to try any warm up and have a sleep before the evenings new year celebrations began.

Ended up having a really good evening, the sing song in the square was good fun. Having got everyone bouncing and spinning all over the square with several raucous Flemish numbers (We narrowly missed out on several black eyes), they threw in a curve ball at 11:45 with Unchained Melody. The situation was soon rectified with YMCA however before the final countdown began with what else, but The Final Countdown. Was a really good laugh with a great atmosphere. Made a good change from a London new year and I'd recommend it to anyone.

We then retreated to a well chilled tent, and had a well chilled nights sleep. We were the only people on the camp site not in some kind of sensible vehicle. This morning an English couple we'd spoken to the night before felt so sorry for us they donated a hot water bottle that will be very welcome the coming few nigths.

Today we've had an unexciting day of driving, the aim, to head south away from the cold! We did consider getting to Lyon and camping there, but we were told by the campsite owner that we couldn't sleep in a tent because it was too cold! We were in fact more defeated by daylight and tiredness, so didn't make it as far as Lyon, so we're spending the night in some random spot not far from Troyes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Hannah,
In school we are tracking were you are in school.You also sound very cold.I hope you had a good new year we were talking about you today in class.
Bye hope you get warmer from Eleanor(class 6 year 5 9 years old)

7 January 2009 at 17:18  
Blogger Hannah said...

Thank you, and hello to all of class 6! We are now in the south of Spain and getting warmer! We'll keep our website updated so you can see our progress - and you can see where we are on our map too.

8 January 2009 at 17:50  

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