Monday, 19 August 2019

A man of letters...

When we spotted these 3D zinc letters laid out as they were at the recent brocante in La Celle-Guenand we thought they would make a good birthday present for our friend Peter (Cole),,,they now take pride of place in his 'manshed' and are looking great!

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Microphone on the menu at restaurant in Barrou

Image courtesy of Les Burgess

A welcome return...

As Pauline and I walked along Grande Rue under our umbrella last night to take in Angie Palmer's return to 'Les Tilleuls' I was hoping Meteo's forecast of the rain stopping at 8.00pm was going to be an accurate one.


The restaurant had taken the precaution of installing a barnum for the evening but Meteo got it right, so it was more of an event room than shelter from the rain. The band were excellent with the crowd, with a large contingent of Brits, showing their appreciation.

Catherine and Pascal and their staff did us proud - a very sucessful night - oh and did I mention Angie allowed me to join her on 'Knocking on heaven's door' - good fun.

image courtesy of Les Burgess


Angie Palmer Band rocking out to 'All along the watchtower'

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Wot there was...

 If you have not visited the annual 'L'Art et la Matiere' at the chateau at Le Grand Pressigny on Quinze août here is a taste of what's on offer...

I am sure there is place for these

On reflection,this was a classy stall!

This lady had a mammoth sale on apparently!

Interesting (?) idea, painted and decorated paint spray cans.

Rather liked these, which were on display in the orangery.

Magali, our local potter had her excellent work on display. 

Not a lot caught my eye at the Lesigny brocante, though these cool dudes made me do a retake!

Missed this other cool dude though Karen captured it, apparently it did not appear to mind.  

Friday, 16 August 2019

A full day...

Usual busy Quinze août with breakfast at the tearoom at 'L'Art et la Matiere' (huge piece of Malcolm's Victoria sponge -very decadent) 

Then a quick browse of the exhibitors...

before heading over to Lesigny for their big brocante...

followed by an excellent afternoon of good company and food hosted by Mike & Liz in the form of their annual garden party.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Artisans and rusty cans...

Today we have the annual 'L'Art et la Matiere' exposition within the grounds of the chateau in Le Grand Pressigny,which is worth the visit on its own, where local craftsmen (and women) and artists get the chance to display the results of their hard work. 

The village also has its 'Bourse moto' at the Pres du Petit Moulin where enthusiasts  can exchange spare parts for old and collectible vehicles (cars, motorcycles, mopeds and tractors). There will also be an exhibition of old vehicles and various animations. 

Over at nearby Lesigny they have their annual brocante and display of classic cars.