Since the last blog almost a week ago it’s been a pretty full week, with lots of activities and travel crammed in, and earlier today, the completion of the third goal, but more on that in the next blog.
After the bungee jump we had a fairly relaxed day on the Monday, going to Saint Paul de Vence, the village which can be seen from my bedroom at Melanie’s family home. It is very French, and very touristy! There are so many alleys and laneways, and we wandered around the quieter edges of the village, before heading through the tourist-filled centre street lined with art galleries, souvenir shops and cafes.
On Tuesday we headed to the airport to collect my cousin Mike, and headed out of Nice to join Mike’s sister Christine and her family, at a villa they were renting near Lourges, about an hour from Nice. It is a beautiful wine region, and we made a quick supplies stop, gathering a huge 10 litre box of fine local wine for a few Euros.
The villa was lovely, with a nice swimming pool and a beautiful outlook. It was great to catch up with everyone, as it’s over two years since I last saw them. We had great fun in the pool, drank plenty of wine, and played all sorts of games.
Owen had done me a great favour, and brought the juggling clubs I gave him before I migrated from the UK to Australia, so I can now start to work towards the “juggling with fire-clubs” goal. I have a bit of work to do, but I was not doing too bad considering I have not touched them for over six years!
After a couple of days at the villa we said our goodbyes, and Melanie and I set off for the long drive to Chamonix.