Thursday 26th july:
You will have heard news of the bad weather in England. We were fortunate to stay dry whilst looking at the trials at Wisley. Obviously we would not get wet at Heathrow as it is under cover. This was the only good thing about Heathrow. Arrival in Lyon was wonderful being hot and sunny and our bags arrived on the carousel promptly - and soaking wet; thoroughly drenched. There had been a downpour at Heathrow and while our baggage was waiting on the tarmac for the late arrival of our flight it had obviously been too wet for anyone to venture out and either cover it up or drive it to shelter. Fortunately the quilt whiwch is the wedding present for Caroline and Bruno, although soaked, didn't run and is now almost dry. LIkewise, most of the pages in the new books that we are carrying are not sticking together.
Caroline and her mother, Christine met us at the airport and drove us to their home, and our B&B iin Montbrisson.
Friday 27th july
A glorious day. Hot, clear blue skies and lots of shopping and sight-seeing. Caroline has lent us her car and as of Saturday morning it remains unscathed. Its actually very easy to drive on the wrong side of the road (typing with a french keyboard is not - jd) most of the time. The day ended with a bbq for both families involved in the wedding. We are being very well treated and thoroughly enjoying it.
Saturday 28th july
Wedding Day, but first we have to go to town and participate in Market Day. This has been held every Saturday for over 800 years. I hope the buns aren't stale.