The children had a "Swallows and Amazons" time playing in the pool, swimming in the river and hanging out with their friends there, while I searched for treasure and sampled a glass (or two) of wine!
The village reminds me of the film Chocolat; there are so many characters. The handsome local farmer who rides his horses bareback around the village with no shirt on. The curved backed old lady who wears a woolley cardi, socks and slippers with a tabbard whatever the weather and the nutty old bloke who sweeps the street and speaks with such a strong Charantais accent that no one can understand him! There's always gossip to catch up on and lovely friends to see.
I miss it already.