Monday, 22 October 2018

Parting shot...

For the last visit of their stay we took the ladies on a visit to the beautiful  Angles-sur-l'Anglin. We had tea at No 15 after taking a few of the 'money shots'

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Geraldine's pic

Sunday, 21 October 2018

2018 Sancerre road-trip part III - overnight stop in Sancerre

Our overnight stay on our road-trip was in Sancerre where we booked into one of the local hotels and had a good dinner in a surprisingly busy restaurant for the time of year. 

On previous visits, for different reasons, we had not climbed the 'La Tour des Fiefs' which is all that is left of a once impregnable castle of six towers. Its construction dates from the end of the fourteenth century. This time we did! - from the top you enjoy an exceptional 360° view over the Loire river and the Sancerre vineyards.

After our overnight stay it was off to the nearby village of Chavignol for a bit of wine-tasting (and buying) at the cave of Henri Bourgeois.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Lunch with the Beatles...

 When we visited Fontevraud l'Abbaye with our recent guests we chose the restaurant 'Le Comptoir des Vins' for its convenience, it sits opposite the abbey and for its menu as we were only looking for a light lunch as we had a dinner party arranged for the evening where the ladies would be joined by our neighbour David.
The food was fine but what I liked was the music theme it had adopted...a little twee but fun. The proprietor let me choose one of his many LP's to accompany our lunch...we dined to 'Abbey Road'. A nice idea but I wonder how the rest of our diners felt of the choice or indeed how I'd feel if I entered to the sounds of someone else's personal choice.  

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Art & Lard 2018

Arriving at this year's Art & Lard festival in Le Petit-Pressigny we were happy to see that the rain had held off and the sun was making a breakthrough. 

As ever it wasn't long before we were met by some fine exhibits and I wouldn't be sticking my neck out here to say that this pair were among my favourites.

As we have said on previous visits it is always interesting to get behind some of the doors of the gardens and houses that are hosting exhibitions.

The stairs in the background led us up into a small attic that held an interesting mix of products from Vietnam courtesy of 'Vietnam in Paris' all the way from the capital.

We liked these gargoyle heads.

This giant loaf was been sold by the kilo.

This year had a small medieval village which was obviously going on for some time as the knight-shift staff had arrived.

Monday, 15 October 2018


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Me and Dominique on our second only gig as 'Old Hat' at 'Chez L' in Le Grand-Pressigny on Friday night. Our version of the Beatles 'Let it be'