P1080496An excellent breakfast at Le Petit Abbaye.

My colleagues demanded a day off so I took myself off into the Ardenne Forest up to Givet and managed to get into Belgium on the way back. The forest stays somewhat cooler than the river valley and it was not too bad on the road.

Back in Signy by 2pm and a quiet afternoon researching weekend accommodation options. These are somewhat limited as you might expect in the August school holidays. Overall no joy so we ask for a third night at the B&B. We have to move rooms but that's not a disaster either. We can have another look at the options tomorrow.

Dinner is the same (more or less) but the chef returns on Thursday so we'll see what he's like tomorrow.