The Patel-Muxlow Factor:
Well today is our last day in France, (other than dropping off the car in late September) and as we sit on the beach eating pizza and watching the sunset, we can reflect that we've had a pretty good time so far. Today though has been one of those days for all of us, a bit of a "factor" day all round.
It started first thing this morning when an email from the bank advised Raj's credit card had been scammed - here we go again. So busy busy on the computer, cancelling things, changing things, checking things - and so on and so on. Not really what we needed, though not as stressful as the first time with my card, given we've been there done that!
Still it didn't stop us from making the most of our day, a visit to the medieval town of St Paul du Vence (thanks to Janine for her suggestion to visit this cute town). With cafes and art galleries in abundance, it was lovely to wander along the cobbled streets. Then on to Cannes for our final visit, and a last swim on the French Riveria. Walking the streets looking for a money exchange not an easy find, Harley got pooped on by a pigeon. We thought it was funny however he didn't see the funny side if it, and later he stood in dog poop (of which there is lots everywhere given the countries love of dogs). One could say he had a s***ty day! hahaha. On the way home we did some retail therapy from the Nike Factory outlet. Harley's got his 5th new pair of footwear since we left NZ - note to self - don't buy shoes in Asia as they just don't last. And even Raj, who is always going on about the accumulation of items the rest of us are buying and taking up space and weight, finally succumbed and made his first clothing purchase, a smart singlet.
Finally, back to our digs with a tank fuelled car ready for our journey tomorrow, stocked up with food, we decided on a nice dinner down at one of the local restaurants on the beach. Lovely - well not quite - we ordered drinks for Raj and I and then as we ordered food (a couple of big pizza's to share) were told we had to order one each (including the kids) or something for everyone - no sharing. Now as if we could get through that much food, but rules are rules. So sculling the beers and paying just for them (about 20 NZD for a pint & a half - ripped off) we left, went to another joint a couple of doors down, got the best service possible (the most fantastic guy who chatted to us and gave the kids free cranberry drinks) and got 2 pizza's to take away. Though it was tempting to go and eat them in front of the other restaurant we restrained ourselves and instead found a lovely spot by the water. Great pizza's and a great way to end the day. We are looking forward to more as we head to the land of pizza and pasta tomorrow!