Approximately 10 hours to Boulogne Sur Mer yesterday and an overnight stop there and now next morning we’re sitting on the train ready to depart for England. Looking forward to seeing Rose (pussy cat), Tamarind (our UK home) and friends. Leaving behind sunny, blue skies and grape vines. Interesting new places and people. New friends. Le Petit Coquelicot (our French home) and fig trees, full of ripening figs.
So there was another storm the night before last!
Then yesterday morning it was not as hot as it had been but we have our friends, Karen and Keith staying and there are vide greniers to go to and a possible wine tasting at St Émilion so it was up early and out for the morning croissants and then into the car, leaving my teenage son in bed.
First stop was Saint Avit Saint Nazaire and just as Karen said “I wonder if we’ll see any demijohns”, we did, and it was only 3€. What a bargain. I’ve never seen any that cheap before. No way she’ll get it back on the plane so it will have to stay in France until we can get it back in the car. Karen has a spot in her Gloucester cottage for this one. Looking forward to seeing it in situ.
Then it was onto Pujols. A gorgeous little French town, that is not far from us, although we’ve never been before.
I found all this lovely Bakelite.
We’ll definitely go back to Pujols, it was a lovely French town. Had a quick rendezvous with Barbara, a friend of ours and then it was on to St Emilion to have lunch and check out the wine tasting venues.
And finally this evening there was just time for a game of Pétanque. The guests won.