Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Wear a hat if out and about...

If you head over to the morning market at Loches be sure to wear a hat under these so so warm skies but don't worry if you don't have one - you can always buy one there.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Visiting the garden festival ...

Some images from our previous visits over the years
Our current guests at the 'Old Walnut Mill' are heading up to the garden festival at Chaumont-sur Loire today as at least there is supposed to be a little cloud cover in a week of very high temperatures.

You can check out some of our photos of previous festivals here

Monday, 24 June 2019

La Guerche has a face-lift...

La Guerche has just had a small face-lift opposite our house. As we watched the workmen go about the job from our window we had been curious as to the final outcome.

They removed the existing paving and filled it with hardcore awaiting a top coating. They added some white cobbles for effect and created some planting areas, all very nice! 

They then covered the planted areas with a coating of straw mulch and put in a top coat of compressed sand (?). As to the longevity of this - time will tell! 

There will no doubt mixed opinions in the village as to the work but this and the new planters as you enter the village as positive.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Fete de la Musique weekend part II

Thoroughly enjoyed being part of the second evening of the 'Fete de la Musique' in Le Grand-Pressigny last night as 'Old Hat' with Dominique...good fun. There was, as normal at these events a real diverse selection of music at two seperate locations in the village with 'The Twins' above giving us something for the younger generation on the main stage.

Dominique and I opened for the acts on the main stage and did a set at the other location in front of 'Chez Grand Ma'

'Passe Moi le Sol' 


The 'Big Band' from Chatellerault were great fun with everything from 'My Way' to the wonderfully surprising 'YMCA' plus some Gloria Gaynor, among other things!

'The Mom's'

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Kicking off the weekend...

Dominique and I kicked off the 'Fete de la Musique' weekend last night at Le Petit Pressigny with me making it, at times, difficult for him to follow me but think we just got away with it! Will try harder tonight when we are on first at Le Grand-Pressigny. Pauline and I have a 'changeover' at the 'Old Walnut Mill' to fit in before then. It was good to see departing guests along for last nights performance. 

Last night saw familiar faces both on and off the stage with some very enthusiastic dancing as the night rolled on - good fun!

More entertainment tonight at Le Grand-Pressigny.

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*Top photo courtesy of Gaynor 

Friday, 21 June 2019

Something(s) for the weekend...

Image courtesy of Alison Juestel
A lot on this weekend,the excellent tourist office in Le Grand-Pressigny very kindly have it summarised outside their offices.

Looking towards the tourist office in Le Grand-Pressigny

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Two villages in harmony for this year's 'Fete de la Musique'

This year for the 'Fete de la Musique' the villages of Le Petit-Pressigny & Le Grand-Pressigny have collaborated to give performances over two days. Delighted to be part of these events singing with Dominique on guitar, performing as 'Old Hat'. We are on at 8.00 pm on Friday at Le Petit-Pressigny and 6.30 pm on Saturday at Le Grand-Pressigny, so you will have to get there early to catch us - or late to avoid us!