Saturday, 30 November 2019
Friday, 29 November 2019
Yesterday's walk with the randonnee club had us starting from La Guerche and heading over the Creuse into La Petite Guerche before climbing up the woods around 'La Rond du Chene'
The initial uphill climb had the usual effect of splitting the group before hitting a welcome plateau...
Before heading back into the woods,
where we passed the 'fountain of youth' on our way to the centre of this interesting part of the forrest.
I recall admiring this pretty house on a previous walk.
By the time we were nearing the end of the walk the group was pretty spread out but all happy to have completed another good walk.
La Guerche from the bridge
Never get tired of taking this shot of the chateau.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
So, we took the advice of Colin and Elizabeth and covered over the bottom of the window as they said the bird was being attracted by its own reflection but it simply flew higher up the window in search of itself!
Monday, 25 November 2019
Last night we were joined by our neighbour David and friend Karen to continue our research into the quality of this year's nouveau Beaujolais. It was a pleasant end to a weekend that started early on Thursday, being the 3rd Thursday of November and officially 'Beaujolais nouveau day', when we celebrated at the restaurant 'Les Tilleuls' in Barrou.
On Friday night we headed over to 'Chez L' in Le Grand-Pressigny for more music and Beaujolais.
On Saturday night Pauline made beef bourguignon for our dinner guests adding a rather expensive bottle of Beaujolais.
...and then last night. Think this year's got the thumbs up in most cases though couldn't find a hint of banana!
Sunday, 24 November 2019
On my way to the decheterie yesterday with my trailer, as I reached the top of the hill coming out of Barrou something made me slow down and suddenly from my right at least six deer crossed over in front of me - managed to snap the last two stragglers.
BTW our little window knocking wagtail is still at it and is actually becoming a little annoying! We have bought some food for it which it is happy to take,as long as it is on the ground but still contiues to knock - what is going on with this bird?
Saturday, 23 November 2019
Friday, 22 November 2019
Good fun last night playing as B2B at 'Les Tilleuls' in Barrou for their 'nouveau Beaujolais' evening. Thanks to Pascal, Catherine & family for hosting.
Photos courtesy of Fabrice.
Thursday, 21 November 2019
Well the window actually! Yesterday this bird started knocking on our window, pretty much kept it up all the time we were in and has returned this morning. Have tried putting something out but doesn't seem interested just seems to want in...any ideas what it is about?
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Good day out yesterday with Jane and Peter stocking up on sparkly wine for Xmas...took in Montlouis-sur-Loire, Vouvray and also somewhere new for us for wine - Blere (more on this later) which by coincidence I'd featured yesterday on my other blog
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Saturday, 16 November 2019
If you are still looking for a brocante visit then you could do worse than heading over to Chinon tomorrow for their monthly sale of 'treasure'. With no rain predicted but under a cloudy sky, if you wrap up warm, the town itself and its fortress are worth exploring.
Friday, 15 November 2019
Thursday, 14 November 2019
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
|Pauline's expertly cleared potager|
Yesterday it was dancing classes in the morning and gardening behind the Old Walnut Mill in the afternoon - no prizes for guessing what was most fun!
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Monday, 11 November 2019
Today at L'Ile Bouchard we have the last big brocante of the season and it's a huge affair spanning both the bridges onto the island and more.
Sunday, 10 November 2019
Big shout-out to the Comité des Fêtes Pressignois for organising their 'Fete de la soupe'last night...souper evening.
Great job made of the welcoming entrance.
Saturday, 9 November 2019
After our wet walk on Thursday with the our randonnée club it was a pleasure to be promenading of a different sort last night at 'Maison Dallais', La Promenade, in Le Petit-Pressigny and even better as we were being treated! The food, as ever, was delicious.
Friday, 8 November 2019
It had been a few weeks since Pauline and I had walked with our randonnée club so after a lovely morning yesterday here in Southern Touraine we were looking forward to getting back out there. We headed over towards Abilly and as we set out it wasn't long before the weather took a turn for the worse. It had been forecast so there was plenty of brollies in evidence.
We were not far into the walk when we had to seek shelter from what was a heavy downpour, as luck would have it we immediately found some shelter under a large barn which saved us from a soaking.
you can see the result of the shower underfoot but we marched on...
with the sky still looking a little menacing!
Every picture tells a story - by this time we were all a bit 'drookit' and some of us chickened out of continuing on the planned route and sought out the refuge of our cars - which by this time were a joy to behold!