|"I'll sell you my last 6 pumpkins"|
|Fources and Friends|
|Spaghetti, tomatoes, garlic & olive oil!|
|Sleeping Coco, after a nights hunting & chatting!|
Coco has started talking a lot more than usual - she sighs and meows as cats do but she also says 'Qui' in a very French cat like way... seriously it is the strangest thing. I am sure on her midnight adventures into the depths of the garden she must meet the local cats and have a good banter!
|The white horse, Laujuzan|
|Early morning mist|
|After our busy weekend cooking, we ourselves had a few visitors and troops from London, Spain and France came marching in...yes it was a bit like an army when the house was full! Piers and Katy flew in from London and Nick and Paloma got in their car and drove from Madrid. We were also lucky to have Rowan with us too and he drove from further down South (France). We had a rocking weekend and Jon and I spoiled them with our new culinary delights, lots of wine and fun! Showed them the sights and chilled out too. Saturday night we wined and dined at La Foret and cooked a lovely meal which we enjoyed by the roaring fire...good company, great banter and a stunning setting. Sunday we drove out to Fources where we enjoyed a lovely bistro lunch and then a wander through the brocante which they had in full swing that day. From glass jars of different sizes to bottles, from furniture to old indian columns and window frames...Anything and everything. A few old postcards (a real treat) and an old pewter plate (thank you Paloma - who bought it for me after Jon refused claiming I had way too many things already!) later we met artists and wine merchants - two of which own one of the larger vineyards in the area - some of which we had already been enjoying at La Foret - 'Pellehaut' - fantastic range of very good wine of an exceptional standard that is reasonably priced. An outing to their vineyard for tasting is definitely on the cards - look out for it. I wonder if you can buy it elsewhere - keep me posted.|
|The fairies from Laujuzan|
Lots has been going on these last few weeks, even a very quick trip back to London to meet my very newborn God son Harry Street! Andrea & James are on top of the world and are besotted with their new arrival. Timing was perfect and I was lucky to have been there for them all. Jon stayed here in France and took the reigns of both La Foret and Le Pehaou - did airport pick ups from Pau and is now confident driving in all directions and I think was relieved after picking me up from Bordeaux (2 hour trip) that after doing it 6 times he won't have to for a while!