Thursday, 12 April 2012

Dix choses

  • C's favourite French pudding is Iles Flottantes, but he also enjoys a caramel ice cream.
  • Glace au caramel
  • Mum and I found orchids in the village after all - they are sneaky, and like to hide down steep banks and amongst the other undergrowth.  They have just come into flower this week.
  • Little orchid
  • I love orchids - they are just too weird for words.
  • The cowslips are still out, and I love them too.  Rural France is full of flowers at the moment.
  • We have bought some local Gaillac wine to bring home.  When I say 'some', I actually mean 'quite a bit'.  The children will be more cramped in the back of the car on the journey home than they were on the journey down.
  • I found some lichen which matches my hat.  It is now known as The Lichen Hat, rather than The Mustard Hat.
  • Yellows and greys - lichen, twigs and hat
  • France has Presidential elections coming up in a couple of weeks.  The boards for political posters have been erected in the village, but so far only one candidate has put up a poster.
  • Election boards
  • It has been a wet and blustery couple of weeks, but we haven't cared at all.  This is still a wonderful part of the world to be in - perhaps especially when there is thunder and heavy rain in the sky.  Even the clouds are gorgeous here.
  • Evening walkSt Antonin, from Roc d'Anglars
  • G and I have done some good long hikes together, and we love going for a stroll around the village before supper, with Mum and Dad.  The children prefer to stay at home with a glass of orangina and the tele.
  • Dad and Graham look at the views
    Graham waits for me
  • I love France.  I'm not ready to come home.


  1. Oh I don't blame you! It all looks so wonderful x

  2. It looks like the perfect combination of indulgence and relaxation.

  3. I feel like I've been on holiday with you - thanks - and it didn't involve any packing!

  4. I don't think I'd be ready to come home either. And caramel ice cream--mmm! K x

  5. *sigh* I wouldn't want to come home either!

  6. I had to go away and look up Ilse Flottantes, and now I want one. ! and your hat and that lichen. just gorgeous. !!!


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