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Chateaux galore

Tonight we had the best meal this trip. It was during an evening pootle that Mirinda spotted a sign to a restaurant in the middle of nowhere. One of the few pootling rules dictates that once a pootler has found … Continue reading

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Learning to pootle

Something I’ve always thought we’d do in France is suddenly drive through a town or village where a few tables and chairs are set up on the side of the road outside and where we could just pull in across … Continue reading

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Quiche?

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin was a bit of a Jack-the-Lad type of chap. His pen had a satirical ink running through it, and managed to land him in trouble a few times through his life at court. In fact, he wound … Continue reading

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Fish soup

I have been told that I must not forget to include the pollen collecting moths in this blog post. They look like very, very tiny hummingbirds (and I know how tiny they can get) with their little wings going a … Continue reading

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Castles

The Hotel Diderot is big on jam. There’s a massive great cupboard full in the breakfast room and guests are encouraged to try some of the stranger flavours. I’m not the biggest jam fan in the world so I tried … Continue reading

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Bananas

Since we’ve been here, Mirinda and Bob had been going on regular walks together and, this morning, I was invited. They showed me the sunflower fields and the houses they both want to buy, the strange children signs without signs … Continue reading

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Abbey, Chateau & stupid Linda

I have no idea what Linda’s problem is. For some reason she keeps losing satellite coverage. This makes no sense at all, unless all the satellites have been set to avoid France at the moment. My best guess is that … Continue reading

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Bank holiday Thursday

We woke to rain this morning. Clearly the sun is only over the Dordogne. Still, unperturbed, we set off (after a yummy French breakfast at the hotel) for the Old Town bit of Saumur followed by the chateau at the … Continue reading

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Leaving Liorac

The nights at the pigeonnaire are completely silent, apart from the occasional night creature. They are also very, very black given there’s no lights anywhere. This is, of course, wonderful, except when Boy decides he’s a bit lonely and wants … Continue reading

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It does rain in the Dordogne

At the pigeonnaire there’s a black Labrador called Boy. The owners use the same sort of electric fence as we do with the poodles in order to keep Boy away from the guest accommodation. He’s a lovely boisterous dog who … Continue reading

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