We’ve just had the best part of a week staying on some friends’ boat which is moored in Auxerre where they’ve spent the winter. It’s a lovely boat – a Dutch Barge replica with good heating and well-proportioned living space.

It was really cold in Auxerre though – I was expecting France to be warmer but it was colder than the UK!

I’ve spent most of the week sorting out all the replacement bank cards, driving licence etc for the bag snatch last week but at last it’s nearly done. Any of you whose mobile number I had who hasn’t yet private messaged it to me please do as I lost my mobile phone as well!

We’re back to Gambia next week to help with the two festivals in Kartong and Dombondir so exciting times!