Having spent a week touring around central France with my partner, we were pleasantly surprised to find that there were no parking charges, no speed cameras, no double lines and no potholes.
The supermarkets were far superior to ours. The only downside was that everything was expensive. What a contrast to Grantham, we thought.
Back home in Grantham, we booked a three-day coach mystery tour and ended up in Southend-on-Sea with all its speed cameras, traffic jams and concrete architecture. What a contrast! It made us realise what a pleasant place Grantham and the surrounding area is to live, even with all the potholes.