Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Back from Lille

Just spent four days in Lille to celebrate Valentines Day/Wedding Anniversary and SWMBO's birthday, courtesy of the magnificent Eurostar.
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

The Valentines Day menu was excellent although a little expensive at 80 Euros (including champagne) each although SWMBO did get a 'free' watch courtesy of the company who supplied the champagne.
On the other hand, EVERYTHING was expensive due to the poor Euro/Pound exchange rate.
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chardine said...

Hi J.R. glad you both had a good time in lille pictures look good nice to know you are enjoying your retirement not bad at 54 only another 11 years and you can make it offical !!this is first blog for me hope this works ?? very hot in Oz at the moment phew !! take it easy C & G

JR said...

Good post 'chardine' - another skill you've mastered!
Cheers! from JR