Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Festive update....and wishing everyone a happy New Year

Last pic of Tours before heading over to Pauline's sister Eileen's home in Epsom to celebrate Christmas with her, Paul, Mara and her friend Linda.

We had a lovely time and after the usual good helping of Christmas cheer we went out on the Saturday to the beautiful Wisley gardens to blow off the cobwebs

The hot houses were the place to be,both for their Christmas displays and for a good rise in temperature!

On Sunday we headed up to Scotland but decided on an overnight stay in York to break the journey.

The town had of course dressed itself suitably well for Christmas and we took in the lights before revisiting the 'Shambles' and treating ourselves to dinner.

Yesterday we arrived at Michael  and Roses in Edinburgh where we will be bringing in the new year with them and the lovely Ada!

Here's my wee poem for New Year...:

Have a good new year,one and all
Spend its every moment living
We only get this one small chance
One shot is all we're given.

Don't look back at all the might-have-beens
Don't look too far ahead
Live each year as if it's your last
You cannot when you're dead!

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Looking back on 2019 - December - carol singing and Christmas outings

Le Grand-Pressigny dressed up for Christmas
Early month visit from friends Ian & Catherine and the delightful Pringle.
Our first of three outings for our Christmas choir at Ferrier Larcon.
Our company night out in Tours

Christmas lunch with our dancing group.
A visit to Chateau de Chenonceau to see how it is decorated for Christmas.

Monday, 23 December 2019

A visit to Chenonceau at Christmas

We visited Chateau de Chenonceau yesterday to check out their Christmas dressings...

Looking back on 2019 - November - bonfires and wine buyers...

November included the annual bonfire night and Jane & David's with the usual mix of fire.food and music...always good fun.

Slightly less hot but also very tasty at Gaynor and Tim's end of season curry night...yummy!

Also yummy... we took in a visit to La Promenade.

and had fun and Le Grand-Pressigny's first 'Fete de la soupe'

A spot of wine buying with Jane & Peter - stockong up for  xmas.

Dominique and me performing as a combo with David and Cally at 'Les Tilleuls' in Barrou for their 'nouveau Beaujolais' evening.

They had a repeat performance the next night at 'Chez L' in Le Grand-Pressigny

It was not all eating and drinking however...we did manage some exercise with our walking club with a hike around La Guerche.

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Looking back on 2019 - October - started with a Family visit and ended with ghoulish fun

Alfresoc with Ada

With Gran at the gardens at Descartes

With Papa at the Safari Park
Taking Teddy to Rivau.

Rose & Michael meeting the locals in Le Grand-Pressigny

An October visit to Loches

Searching fot treasure at Montsoreau

and a bit of chat with the dealers

Music Candes-Saint-Martin,
part of the caves within the trogloydte street at Souzay-Champigny
A walk in  troglodytes at Souzay-Champigny

Celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary!

A walk in the woods.

Performing for fun at 'Chez L' on Halloween night.