Sisteron, here we come!

Ugh, I feel really weird today. The inside of my mouth feels like made out of a sandpaper and it’s horrible! It appears that I picked up some head cold during last week and I have started to feel the effect. Oh no…

Anyway, I am going to resume my “mum & daughter road trip” chronicle, which was very much interrupted and delayed, from this afternoon!

After visiting Menton, the easternmost town of France, our next destination was a commune called Sisteron. We u-turned towards Nice via A8 and came off the autoroute at exit 52.

As we moved towards the north-east along D6202, the roadside scenery started to change from the one around the Mediterranean. The terrain more rocky and the greenery more abundant, definitely we were getting closer to the Alps…

I must say that we really loved travelling through France by car. The view was gorgeous and most of the route was immaculately maintained. And at every service we dropped in, we enjoyed tasty treats – even though the coffee was from vending machines.

The reason why I picked Sisteron as a destination was because it was within the 200km range drive – I figured out this distance from my past experience of long distance driving holiday. If I limited the maximum distance to 220km a day, it would leave a plenty of time for sightseeing and also I didn’t feel too tired.

From Saint-Benôit, the road became N202 and the flow of traffic became more sparse and leisurely…

Another reason why I chose to visit Sisteron was the town’s unique geological feature.

Behold the sight of Sisteron!

When I first came across the picture of Sisteron while I was planning the road trip, it reminded me the Devil’s Tower in the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. ‘Wow, this looks cool! I must show it to mum!!’

The amazing appearance of Sisteron was the result of a “recumbant fold”. It displayed exactly how the Alps was formed by the layers of rock from the ocean bed which were pushed up and folded over like pleat by the gigantic force of the two continents of Europe and Africa! Don’t you love to see how it happened by time-laspe video?

We arrived at Sisteron around 1:30 PM…

Our hotel, Grand Hôtel du Cours, was in the middle of the town and it had a very dark underground car park…

As we stepped into the reception, we noticed it was a rather old-fashioned establishment, very dark woodwork decor and burgundy coloured soft-furnishing kind of place. Even though they didn’t provide any Wi-Fi, the hotel had a lift (!), therefore, mum and I had a much easier time transporting our ever expanding baggage to our 2nd floor room.

The room was small and sweet…

View from our window…

Hmm…, there seem to be a public parking right under our nose. Was it a mistake reserving the underground parking for €12?…

‘Let’s stretch our legs, mum!’

We left our room to explore the place…

It’s not good bye!!

Finally, Britain is no longer a member of the European Union, and I am very very disappointed about it. The nightmare eventually has become the reality and I will have to live with it no matter how bitter I feel. Mom comforts me by saying ‘Look only forward and move on. That’s all you can do now.’ Yeah, she is right. I just have to plod on…

However, I never stop loving the Europeans! I am forever a part of EU whatever happens!!

What a nonsense!

Why are Harry and Meghan given the cold shoulder while that despicable and repulsive parasite Andrew is allowed to hide behind the mummy’s skirt?! I am absolutely disgusted by QEII! She is an epitome of double standard, isn’t she?

Damn the house of Windsor!

Parasite! Parasite! Parasite!

Do what you like! I’m gonna be a Republican!!

Je reste à la maison…

Yes, I’m home and feeling not great.

A stomach-ache has been bothering me since yesterday evening and I am still feeling rather ill.

It must have been something to do with packed salad or vegetarian sausage rolls which I bought from my local Sainsbury’s yesterday lunchtime. Damn…

As I curled up like a hedgehog and rested my head on a table, Hubbie asked how bad the ache was. ‘Are you ok?’ I had no nausea but the stomach was tense and painful.

Today, I am at home with Bella, who is not very happy about being under house arrest.

Sorry Bay-Bay!

Water under the bridge…

So the election came and went. The result was not what I hoped for but hey, it’s life, isn’t it? The only thing I am trying now is letting go of the bitterness and getting on with my life. The same as everyone else, I have had enough of the Westminster and the Brexit during the past three years. I just need detoxing!

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