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For future reference [Sep. 12th, 2017|02:10 pm]
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Before we had booked our October break in Brittany, while I was still trying to decide how to play this - very short - holiday, one option I considered was taking one of the shortest Channel crossings and spending a few days in the Somme. It's an area we have enjoyed in the past, as we drove through on the way to and from the ferry, and I'd be happy to look around. In the end we decided that it was worth taking a little longer over the journey, and visiting Brittany.

Almost as soon as we had that settled, the Guardian travel supplement, which must have been reading over my shoulder, published a double page spread on the Somme. And, as proof that we are on the same wavelength here, their recommendations include not only one of the hotels I had been considering (as recommended by my Routard guide, and, indeed, illustrated on its cover) but somewhere we have actually stayed in the past (and for which I had only a broken link). So that's all useful.

No, I'm not having second thoughts - but there will be other trips...

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[User Picture]From: desperance
2017-09-13 05:46 am (UTC)
Ellen Kushner posted a Brittany mansion for sale on her Twitter account, that apparently Delia is refusing to buy for her. I'm just sayin'.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2017-09-13 10:12 am (UTC)
Fortunately I don't hanker after second homes - one is as much as more than I can deal with!
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[User Picture]From: sam_t
2017-09-13 03:53 pm (UTC)
Whereabouts in Brittany are you going? I've been a couple of times and keep meaning to go back, for the cider if nothing else.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2017-09-13 07:29 pm (UTC)
We too have been before, and explored quite extensively. This time, since we only have a few days, we're not going far, just along the north coast a bit (ferry to Saint Malo, a couple of nights in Roscoff and a couple more in Paimpol).
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