The Tour de France will be coming within a mile of the farm on Saturday July 5th and great preparations are afoot. Ten thousand folk are expected to descend on our little area, all hotels and B and B's have been booked up for months ahead and all the roads around the area are to be closed from early morning on the day itself.
The farmer and I will not be going into our little market town to watch it - in the first place it is too far to walk there and back (for me particularly as I have limited mobility) and also I suspect that they will be past in a flash and it will all be over. I understand that there will be 150 support vehicles too.
But it will put us firmly on the map for a short time and I think watching it on television might be the better option, for us at any rate. Certainly lots of smartening up has been done, potholes in the roads, caused by a wet winter, have been repaired and roads have been resurfaced. Well, we want to look our best if we are to be on the television don't we?