On Sunday we stayed in the Loire Valley for the night. On the way we stopped at at a couple of Christmas markets. At one we saw a man and his puppet playing a weird instrument. At another they had an ice skating rink. It didn't get over 2deg all day, so was too cold to be outside for long.
At the place we were staying the night we had fun with the cat who was definately the boss of the house. The house has a pigioener at the end of the garden, built into the city wall. You can go down a staircase in it and into the new town - fifteen century like the house so not that new!
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.