It is so easy to make the crossing across the English Channel without a wave or spot of feeling seasick in sight. They keep the waiting to a minimum and before you know it you are looking out the window of the train and seeing French soil.
My son saw a reasonable price for the crossing which coincided with school half term and suggested that he, his daughter (nearly 8) and I have a day out, drink French coffee, fill the car with wine, beer and yummy cheeses for the next few weeks.
First stop, a quick coffee and for the Little Miss a hot chocolate - "this is the best" she said.
Little Miss loved the dancing fountain on one side of the square (there was a Wednesday market going on in the centre of it)
All in all we had a great day out, feeling as we drove home that we had had a mini holiday. The only thing to do now is eat the cheeses, drink the wine and plan the next trip!