Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 7th August 2012

Grateful that the amazing Luxembourg Casemates were not destroyed as had been agreed in the 19th Century.  Remarkable to explore – even if a bit claustrophobic – and even to view from a distance.  The bridge in this picture you can walk underground underneath it to allow access even if the bridge was destroyed.

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Days of Gratitude – Friday 3rd August 2012

Grateful to be in Metz, France.  We never expected to come to Metz but weren’t able to go where we wanted from Paris after the Olympics so ended up in this sweet little city where we were grateful for the opportunity to use French as practically no one speaks English. Well apart from our waiter at dinner who took this photo for us – he wasn’t originally our waiter but when he found out we spoke English he ran over eager to practice (something we haven’t really seen before in Europe).

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Days of Gratitude – Sunday 29th July 2012

What a wonderful day.  So much to be grateful for.  Definitely grateful that we were able to buy tickets (over a year ago) for the Olympic games and tha,t despite the authorised ticket agent being almost completely useless (people lining up for 6 hours and not getting the right tickets), our ticket pick up was executed perfectly by Dad yesterday allowing us to get to the Men’s basketball for the start at 9am.

20120729 on the way to Olympic men's basketball