Clare & Mike's lovely house in Kent, near Cobham, has been built in the XVIIth.
Vincent and I were supposed to stay there 3 weeks but were not sure to be allowed to take the Eurostar during summer 2020. Although that sit had been decided in january for the following august, in march Covid suddenly burst out...
We managed nevertheless to leave France and avoid the quarantine to spent 2 weeks over there.
We had to look after Tommy and Lily. Clare & Mike had warned us Lily, their very old cat (21 years old !) could pass away during our stay, she did three days after our arrival.
Almost blind, she refused to eat, only drank. She looked exhausted and stopped calmy to breath one evening. Which was very sad.
Lily rests now in peace in the garden near a few other pets of the family.
The extreme heat, similar to the one we had faced the previous week in Provence, might be the reason...
We were not expecting so high temperatures in England but the following week, things came back to normal : it rained a lot !
Precisely when we had decided to visit a few famous National trust gardens in Kent...