Tuesday, 30 August 2011

We've just got...

...back from France. It was heavenly as always. The sun shone.

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.

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