Like the UK we have been basking in sunshine over the last month or more, with temperatures in the high twenties. The Swimming Pool is now 23 degrees.
It's taken some time as unfortunately Helen left the pump on rinse and emptied two thirds of the water ten days ago, thus meaning we had to start again. You just can't get the staff!
The Tennis Court is finished and ready for my first victim. I say that in jest, as we hope to welcome our friend Darren Anderton the ex England Football Player to the Chateau shortly. The last time we played I received a pretty nasty cut lip having hit myself in the face when trying to return a ball. I would like to get in some practice but Helen believes you play Tennis with a Bat, so little chance of that.
The Chateau is gaining a nice amount of attention around the globe and I had a lovely phone call from Sweden. Tony Rickardsson, the Greatest Speedway rider of all time is bringing his family to France later in the summer. Tony and I have remained friends from his time riding for me at Poole Pirates. But like Darren, he is another one on my hit list having beaten me last time we played.
Tony is the the Anchor man for the Swedish " Top Gear ". In his spare time he also made the Finals of Sweden's - Strictly Come Dancing- finishing second no less.
We literally can't wait to see you guys and feel things are progressing nicely. Our hope is to open our doors in July, all being well. We have been very lucky in this part of France with just one person catching Covid19, and recovering swiftly. So we feel confident to welcome you all safely.
For those worried about flying, why not come over on Euro tunnel. The Drive is all part of the fun.
The Website is up and running, but we still have work to do. It's been put together by Bespoke 4 Business of Poole, who have been first class to deal with. We literally couldn't be happier with it, thank you Anthony (Tilley).
The photos will improve when we can get a professional here, rather than just my own shots, and we intend to add a few Special Offers over the next few weeks.
We've had lovely emails and comments left on our page, Thank You for your kind words, the countdown really is on to welcoming you to The Chateau.
Matt & Helen