Sunday, 17 February 2013

A day of up and downs

Still no success with getting my tractor out of the mud, in fact it is further down than it was before. The problem is now that the bottom of the tractor is sat on the ground so at least one of the wheels has no grip whatsoever!
After spending an exhausting few hours in the morning digging and trying to get ramps under the wheels to help it I gave it up and am leaving it now until Monday. I have one plan that involves chaining a wooden post across the two front wheels which should stop the wheels from spinning and force them to ride up over the post. If that doesn't work I'm going to have to find a tool hire shop and try and hire a "Turfer winch" which I can attach to some trees nearby and hand winch it out.

So all in all not a great start to the day!

The day picked up substantially in the evening however when we went with some friends to a St Valentines Night dinner and dance. This was held at the Hotel du Lac which is situated in a lovely position overlooking


 the lake. It was very well attended, although we we one of the few English people there, The dining room was set out lovely with red hearts etc on all the tables.
The food was superb with 4 courses and as much wine as you wanted included in the set price. The French people seem to eat in a different way to the English and I have to say I like it. The meal is spread over a lot longer time so there was time to dance in between courses . By the time we got home it was nearly 2am.