We spare a thought for durney and his team high up in the snowy cold mountain and hope that y’ll be able to make it to the top, fingers still crossed. biz from La Vendée
Bonne journée mon fils, Kevin, et tout le monde,
C’est tout aver mon french souviens! Good day and top of the world to you! I will send thoughts of good weather clearing so ya’ll make your final ascent!
Lots of love, Babe. Enjoy. People in the lowlands are hoping for a bluebird day!
On attend, on espère. Good luck the team 12
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