Saturday, 14 December 2019

12 days until Christmas, day 2 let's look back - Month 2 - February

 In February we  revisited the little village of St Valentin (36) on St Valentine's day of course!
Had a great day out to our local Fete de St Blaise in Barrou
Spent a very pleasant afternoon in good company at the *Fete des LACO in Le Grand-Pressigny.
Celebrated the year of the pig in some style.
We had our annual 'Randonnée des crêpes' in Le Grand-Pressigny where there was another good turnout on another beautiful day here in Southern Touraine.

At the end of the month we headed through Mont Blanc over to Turin.

Then on to Menton in the South of France

Friday, 13 December 2019

12 days until Christmas, let's look back on our last 12 months - Month 1 - January

Spent time in Edinburgh with Ada.Rose and Michael for her 1st birthday...great times.


Also took in one of Mara's improv. performances at the 'Monkey Barrel', great fun, great talent!


Back in France our first walk of the year was with some friends who invited us to join them for a short walk in the forest of Preuilly


Shared a Galette des rois with friends 

Black night black day...


Woke up at 4.30 am to a power cut and to the knowledge that the turkeys have voted for Christmas. Got up and started the wood burner for warmth and lit some candles for light - power came back on at 11.30 but the lights had gone out in many sad, so stupid!

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

It is still with us!

After 3 weeks our wagtail is still with us tapping on our house windows and car mirrors - it is so annoying! We have done the covering up of windows and mirrors as per the kind suggestions we have had but still it comes. Beginning to think it may be the reincarnation of a previous guest of the house. You would like to think it had better things to do with itself!

Monday, 9 December 2019

We could have gotten very wet...

The Christmas carol singers had our first outing yesterday the Ferriere-Larcon Christmas market. We arrived to very Scottish drizzly rain which had been on all day but as we left to follow Mr & Mrs Santa Clause down to the market it miraculously stopped! Allowing us to sing outside in the market place before heading into a very cold church for a second performance.