Across the channel

Some sketches from a family trip to France. Much rambling through streets, eating of bready things, drinking, when we weren’t sheltering from a heat wave or thunder and lightning. This is Kate squeezing in some last minute work on her laptop, our local church in Saint-Martin-d’Ablois in the Champagne region, locals at the village fete, Dad sampling bubbly in a very colourful B&B kitchen, another church at Epernay, scaffolding in on of the eastern chapels at Reims Cathedral, and finally Kate’s treat and my first taste of such a double concoction: Pain au Chocolat au Almonde. Heavy in weight and a wonderful not-quite-fully-baked consistency within.