They made it - just about. I'm not sure of the details, but I had a text from both of them that they had reached Paris, were in their hotel, had met up with Chic Girl and cleaning themselves up. This is Lanky Boy looking at the Moulin Rouge from their hotel doorway:EDIT. Turns out they were in the red light district - ha ha ha.
Chic Girl had thoughtfully bought 'decent' clothes for them both, so they were off to eat, drink and generally be merry. Well done to all, I'm proud of 'em.
Today they were going to be doing a spot of sighteseeing. Hmmm, am quite envious, Paris is a really lovely city and so much to see and do.
Little belated birthday present
20 hours ago