Wednesday, 31 October 2018

2018 Sancerre road-trip part IV - over the river for a little Pouilly-Fumé

After our spot of wine-tasting at the cave of Henri Bourgeois we headed over to Claude Michot's cave over in the Puilly-sur-Loire area. This has become an annual pilgrimage for restocking  our cellar. This time we were met by the daughter who is following in her father Claude’s footsteps, Marielle Michot has been operating her own domain for a few years now and offering two Pouilly-Fumé vintages.Her 3 hectares of vines are situated around the municipality of Saint-Andelain. We had a taste and bought some of her father's wine then some of her own - which we also bought. She had no bottles that had gone through the labelling process so we watched as she did the process by hand!

I got her to sign one of the bottles and she added "100%  hand made" - one to keep perhaps?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Good walk around Ligueil

Last Thursday's randonnee  took us to Ligueil. We started from the piscine and through the town's lovely park (there is more to Ligueil that an awkward drive-through you know!).
I find it a bit more interesting when our walks take in a bit of a village or town...
but inevitably we have to put it behind us and head into the countryside.
The day was a beautiful one for walking, almost felt like a summer's day but the leaf colour reminded us that we were indeed in autumn.
It is always interesting going through the little hameaux and checking out the local housing stock!
Part of our route, around the Etang Communaltook us onto part of the 'Chemin de Saint Martin' which is waymarked.
All in all a very good walk in good company.

Monday, 29 October 2018

A tale of two cities...

Spotted this bicycle in Glasgow last week with copper mudguards - asking to be stolen? 

Compare this one spotted in Paris that probably won't be!

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Friday, 26 October 2018

Well worth a visit...

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Took a walk down to view some of the creations at the 'Doors open' event at the studios of La G'Art at the old station house here in Le Grand-Pressigny - some great pieces displaying talent and humour.  It is open this afternoon/evening and again on Saturday and Sunday - well worth the visit.

Scottish experience and a bit of dad-dancing

Twa braw boys! Bert and son David

One of the reasons for our recent trip back to Scotland was to attend the wedding of my good friend Bert to the lovely Geraldine and in the best Scottish tradition its was a braw doo.

It was great to watch English friends dancing to the Shang-A-Lang sound of the music!

Thursday, 25 October 2018

The Tall Ship Glasgow

The Tall Ship at the Riverside Museum 

Last Wednesday we also went on board The Tall Ship docked on the harbour-side at the Riverside Museum where we couldn't resist doing a bit of 'Flying'...

...and Paul kept us on course!

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Glasgow should be proud...probably is actually!

We stayed with Paul in Glasgow for a couple of nights on arriving in Scotland and on the first day of our trip we were joined by Mara for a day out in the city which included a visit to the fabulous 'Riverside Museum', Scotland's free to enter, museum of transport and travel.

My favourite part was the 'Main Street' recreation which we took them to as kids when it was in its old location in the 'Kelvin Hall' now reconstructed here.