25 September 2009

A Friendly Stopover

WE WERE VERY happy that some friends stopped by for a few days on their way home from Italy. Vic and Gay are friends we met in the southwest part of France two summers ago when they were our neighbors in the village of Puivert. We've been in touch over the past years -- mostly keeping up with plans for a huge event they will be embarking on next May.

I've written about this before, but in case you've missed it, Vic is planning a 'Big Walk' that will take him from his current home not far from the French-Spanish border to the home where he was born in the North of England. Yes, he's walking the whole way. But the really fun part of Vic's Big Walk is that he will do it in 70 days and arrive at his birth home on his 70th birthday. You can read about the whole event, including how he is training and how is gaining media/corporate attention at the Vic's Big Walk blog. And a pretty snazzy little logo, eh?

But we mostly want to say how nice it was to see them again (especially since they came bearing gifts -- a few jars of chutney from Gay). The kids were also very pleased at how much Vic enjoyed the American-style pancakes Julia made -- with peanut butter and maple syrup on top! We have pictures that I'll put up later. Great to see you again!

1 comment :

Vic Heaney said...

Jonathan, you say the sweetest thangs.