Thursday, 12 August 2010

Combat de Trente

I was supposed to go and see this today but we ran out of time.

My wife's very large extended family live about five minutes away and I was promised a visit to the monument as a reward for doing the round of the cousins, uncles, aunties, second cousins twice removed, neighbours of the second cousins twice removed, their dogs, cows, calves, vegetables and farm machinery.

Needless to say, we spent far too long eating, chatting, standing around, sitting around, eating again, sitting around again, admiring vegetables etc. As a result we didn't leave until gone nine o'clock, so the Hundred Years War cultural field trip got the big thumbs down from She Who Shall Not Be Named.

It was fair enough I suppose, as the kids were very tired and the mother in law was deranged to a greater degree than usual, having been squeezed into the backseat of the Espace for the whole round trip.

If you're wondering what it's all about, here's a brief 'after action report' from our man not actually at the scene, Monsieur Jean Froissart:

May be next time?

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