Many thanks for your donations!

23 May 2011

I’ve some news of the team after receiving two phone calls from France this morning. I was very surprised by the first as Andreas’ young son Victor managed to push the correct buttons while playing on the phone to get me in the UK. I said the usual ‘hello, hello’ routine and was just about to hang up when he passed the phone over to Tansy. They’d just returned from tw0 weeks in Thailand where they had a wonderful time recovering from the long winter. Apparently Tansy made the mistake of suggesting to Andreas that he might like to have a go at kite-surfing, and after a lesson they didn’t see much more of him as he was getting stuck-in to a new passion. Whoops!

Chris phoned shortly after Victor and he and Suzanne are back in Normandy after spending a couple of days in England for Suzanne’s parents 50th wedding anniversary. They’ve been doing a lot of work on their gite and have their first clients arriving June 4th, in what promises to be a busy summer for them.

The sponsored bike ride for Katie’s school turned out to be 55 km’s instead of 50, and I was pleased with my performance and to finish injury-free. I made it up all the climbs, which I thought was pretty good going considering I didn’t have time for any training, and I was careful to not do anything silly on the descents. There was close to 3000 vertical feet of climbing so there was plenty of downhill fun as well. (There were some classic technical bits such as the Graveyard, the Yogurt Pots, and Barry Knows Best) The dad’s raised over £5000 and counting, so it was a very worthwhile day-out as well as being great fun. Many thanks to all of you who donated to the fund!

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