I have been a bit silent the last few days, the reason for that is implied in the title. Not that far as others go north though, only about 1300km and it's not actually a holiday either which is a bit of a contradiction when one has retreated from active service. Moreover, I'm helping at http://www.au-chateau.com/Montcru.htm [Broken], doing the bar, the cooking and things like that and doing a lot of photography. Here are a few. Transition from bad to less bad weather in the garden: It's possible to get lessons in horseback riding here: But sometimes the horses need new horseshoes: That happens in this medieval stable (where the horses have satellite TV?) We bake the bread ourselfs, today we went for new flour in this mill, powered by a water mill A village in the neighborhood, care to find out which?