Thursday, 26 February 2009
The main concern of the day for the keepers was the fact that a domestic cat had got into the enclosure of the giant tortoise. Although I don't think the cat could harm the tortoise, there were several other open enclosures nearby with tasty morsels like guinea pigs.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
The team from a St.Albans special school got special applause throughout their gallant effort.
What a tosser!
Second and third were two teams from the district council: the leisure and projects departments.
Last year's winners, the Planning Boys, who thought they'd won, were disqualified at the last minute for failing to stop as they to tossed their pancake.
Interrupting the Lille photos as today is Shrove Tuesday and for the first time ever I went to see the St.Albans Pancake Race. The second clip shows the clergy team on the right. The only accident of the day was when one of the clergy came a cropper on the homeward run.
Monday, 23 February 2009
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Friday, 20 February 2009
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
We stayed at the 4* Couvent de Minimes hotel which is housed in a former convent.
The lounge/bar/restaurant is in the former cloisters which is now covered by a spectacular glass roof.
These are the passageways around the cloisters