Saturday, October 5, 2013


A great summer of friendship ended with the visit last weekend of our French friends from the Mayenne. I have known them for 30 years now and have shared many happy times with them and so it was lovely to have them here at Kebourg.  We had a lovely trip out to the Latour Marliac lily gardens at Temple sur Lot which were the inspiration for Monet's work. The sun shone and we had lunch in the restaurant there looking out over the beautiful lake- a lovely end to our summer of friends.

The beginning of October means a few days in the mountains for us as we have friends who own a house in Genos in the Haute Pyrenees. Usually we are very lucky with the weather but this year we had one good walking day and one rainy games and reading day. As usual we ate very well and everyone made a contribution to the table and the wine cellar. A forage in the woods and eggs from our hens made a delicious final day lunch of omelette de cêpes.

The Wednesday walk
Checking out the mushroom haul
Scrabble in French - a challenge for me!
Chilled and happy - waiting for the aperos

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

Finally our friend Annie demonstrates how she got a cêpe from the other side of a fence.

1 comment:

Fiona said...

What a fabulous summer you've had, all the perfect ingredients! Fiona x