Day 3 - Gordes
16.07.2012 - 16.07.2012 30 °C
Last night was really windy but quite warm. Mum got up in the night to put the safety straps on the tent, a worrying sign. But then again, she put them up in Devon. I read two books yesterday (finishing at two a.m.) and Tom finished another so we were both shattered. Tom and I woke at half ten this morning – dad had already been to the shop on the site and done a painting. Outside was sunny and the sky was cloudless.
I put up my hammock on our pitch and I do have to say mum, good purchase.
We drove down to the town centre of Gordes at half eleven. It’s really pretty; limestone buildings and little shops and restaurants dotted all over the place. Took us over half an hour to find a general store which sold what we needed and we picked up some things for dinner this evening. We finally decided on a restaurant for lunch and we struck gold – Tom and dad had steak and chips, mum had John Dory fish with chips and I had steak haché. Delicious.
By that time it was extremely hot so we retreated to the tent for a siesta. Mum took this very seriously and had a nap. All of us went for a swim but dad failed on epic proportions. When he said he was going for a 'dip', he meant it. We played a few round of cards by the poolside afterwards and dad and I got one rubber up. Back to the pitch (luckily situated fifty meters from the pool and five from the shower block) for a continental dinner of fresh crusty bread, baguettes, ham, cheese (picked out by Tom of course), tomatoes and onions and salami.
I tried to start my scrapbook for art (GCSE holiday project) but, as usual, I got frustrated because my copy didn't look like the photo. Dad tried to help but I gave up in the end.
Currently sitting in the veranda by the pool making the most of the free WiFi. Mum and dad with pina coladas in hand, Tom absorbed in another book. Beautiful evening, great day. Could easily spend three weeks here but we move on in four days. I have feeling I'll be saying that alot this holiday.