this morning on a run along the front in menton, france i was surprised to bump into boris! having been on holiday in the summer every year of my life, this year we couldn't. the big bonus has been that we have taken two weeks out now mid way through term which feels sort of cheeky to do. but we have had a great time. i've never stayed on the mediterranean in france before - the heat and the crowds in the summer sounds like something to avoid. but in late october the temperature was regularly 20, the sun shone most if not all days, we sat out on the balcony for breakfast each day, swam in the sea. of course there were a few autumn showers and it was dark by 6 but a totally brilliant place for a break this time of year and we got there by train in a day from london. tomorrow we head back. it looked like brexit might happen while we were away but we are getting back to an election in december and who knows what will happen next. the world is changing for sure. i have just uploaded an album of photos from menton, nice, monaco and ventimiglia.