We lost about 5o today and it was most unpleasant being outdoors. We tramped around the Rancourt German cemetery but soon retreated to the warmth of the car.
This morning's excursion was to Peronne and surrounds where one of my relos fought. We began with the museum in the old chateau - but alas, nothing in France opens up until 10am so we waited in a café with a (very average) coffee. The museum itself was quite stunning and very nicely laid out and as a bonus, it was warm!
We went looking for and found a Peugeot dealer to find out if the car is actually broken, or if some moron designed it this way. The mechanic who took it for a drive had no English whatsoever and kept repeating "normal" so I figured it was the latter and I would just have to put up with its strange behaviour. I shan't be buying a Peugeot any time soon if this is what I can expect from the gearbox.
[I later Googled "jerky gear change" and got a gazillion hits - seems a lot of people are complaining about this "normal" gearbox].
We continued on to Mont St Quentin where great uncle Percy had fought a bloody battle. It began to rain and only Steve was brave enough to venture out into the fields.
We then drove around to Delville Wood but the rain had well and truly set in so we decided to go back to the farm and amuse ourselves.