Yesterday was Paul's birthday, which coincidentally is also Le Gaillon's, as it was exactly one year ago to the day that we first set eyes on it!

We celebrated with a trip to Disneyland – left at 7.30a.m. and were through the gates by 9.30. A fantastic, magical day – managed most of the rides, then a lovely early evening meal at the Blue Lagoon restaurant, followed by the electric parade and fireworks – spectacular!

Got home at 10.30 – utterly exhausted – and slept soundly for 10 hours. Disneyland is definitely the most efficient (and also the most expensive!) cure for insomnia…