Thursday, 23 September 2021

South of the border...walking with friends

 

Invited with friends to walk over the border at Montebœuf (86) on Tuesday - perfect conditions,a good walk and followed by a fine repas provided by our hosts Chris and Sally in a lovely setting.






Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Yesterday's short walk around Ferriere-Larcon


Some images from our good walk David organised around Ferrière-Larçon yesterday on a morning when the threatened rain stayed well away, fortunately.

We headed off along the interesting Rue des Caves before going into the countryside around the village.




Monday, 20 September 2021

A weekend of avoiding the rain and new recipes.

 

Yesterday's Sunday lunch was meant to be alfresco but the rain put paid to that, so it was a little bit a a squeeze to get us indoors but we managed it.


Pauline's starter of tomato tarte tatin turned out (or should that be over?) lovely and was accompanied by her first attempt at goats cheese ice cream - was yummy! 



Sunday, 19 September 2021

Mon banc dominical / My Sunday bench - the still waiting bench

 


Two days before our departure down to the Dordogne back in July friends Dennis and Angela got a call from the Prefecture to say they had to go down to Montmorillon to finalise their Carte de séjour. application - as luck would have it our planned route would take us through the town. We had a good lunch then as they went for their meeting Pauline and I sat here to wait for them after we had a walk around this pretty place.


Their meeting had gone very well and they were finger-printed, as is required and were told to await their hard earned cards. Unfortunately due to an error, first time it has ever happened apparently, Dennis' card duly arrived but with Angela's photograph! You can imagine the administration problems this has caused - Paris has had to get involved and it has meant they are now even more familiar with Montmorillon after a number of return visits. On the plus side we sampled some lovely macaroons from the town last night and they have been invited to the office's staff dance! (Only joking re the dance)



Saturday, 18 September 2021

Something else for the weekend -'Les Journées du Patrimoine 2021'

 

This weekend is 'Patrimoine weekend' when you get an opportunity to get behind doors that are normally closed to visitors and visits that are at a reduced rate - check out what is available to you here. We have had many good weekends in the past which you can check out here.