It was a weekend for visitors.
Firstly Debbie from Marseille who was met by Pat at the Cathedral on Friday and who stayed with us over the weekend. She went with Pat and some others to see the opening parade of the Fête du Fleuve, and met some of the folk then on Saturday, but had to leave at 1 on Sunday to get back to Marseille.
Then Mr and Mrs Simon and Heather Farewell came for lunch. Simon was one of Fiona's "little helpers" some years ago and has since finished his degree in French and Spanish, done a PGCE and got two years of teaching under his belt. He has also married the courageous and optimistic Heather, and it was wonderful to meet her and to eat together. They had to leave at about 3 to get down to some obscure town in the Landes to resume the school trip which had brought Simon to this part of the world.
Then for the Bordeaux Church service, although again there were 5 or 6 folk away we had some holidaymakers visiting from the outback of Australia as well as a new person who came for the first time.