When you read this, we will probably be in Tours, sorting out our driving licences.
That's right - it's time to renew our licences, and as we no longer have a UK address, it's more convenient for us to change over the having a French Licence. This is a big step. We have downloaded and completed the application forms and are hoping all we have to do is arrived at the Prefecture with the forms, some money, and passport photos then not wait TOO long - because we have a train to catch.
The train will take us to Paris Montparnasse, from where we will schlep across town to Gare du Lyon to catch another train to Nemours.
We would like to introduce you to Célestine. She is a Paris built 1953 Citroen Traction Avant 11B who will be living with us for the foreseeable future. Hopefully she will be installed in her new home by 8.00 tonight, but we may stay the night somewhere. Driving at the speed limit it's at least a 4 hour drive home, and the speed limit (90kmh) may be a bit hasty for us on our first trip. Unlike the Renault, which is cruising at 2000rpm for 90kmh, Célestine will be revving quite hard for the same result, and until we are used to her little ways (all ladies of a certain age have little ways) we want to take it easy.