Tuesday, 16 May 2017

It's A Long Way Down




We caught the ferry from Portsmouth last night and I slept soundly on the overnight crossing although I swear the cabin bunks are getting narrower and harder.  The boat docked at Caen at 6.45 a.m. so we had to be out of our cabins by 6.15 a.m.  We found our way back to our car and then had to wait an age to disembark.  I amused myself by trying to decide whether the guy in the Smart car alongside us was wearing a toupee or if it was his real hair.  Either way it was a very bad style.  Paul said that anyone who drove a Smart car has no taste.

We had an uneventful drive down through France, the countryside was green and lush and there was an abundance of bright yellow broom everywhere.  The cucumbers were happy to be travelling again and were joined by several pots of lobelia.

“Why didn’t we buy a place in Brittany, it would be a lot nearer?”
“Because we wanted the sunshine.”

We rolled into our courtyard just after 3.00 p.m. and were welcomed by a glorious show of roses on the barn wall and a good crop of  strawberries in the potager.  The sun is shining, the temperature is 30 degrees and it’s good to be home.




16 comments:

  1. Welcome home - now you can enjoy your summer.

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    1. It's going to rain tomorrow!

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  2. Bet those strawberries tasted WONDERFUL ! 30 degrees already? Too hot for me. It's going to be 27 here on Friday so we're heading up the nearest mountain.

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  3. The pattern on that dish is I find rather a distraction.

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    1. Luckily it didn't distract from the flavour.

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  4. Very envious! Do you have spare bedroom? (just joking)

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    1. Plenty of room (and wine) for guests.

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  5. Welcome home. It's Lumberjack's 'Journée Champetre' on Sunday with old cars and tractors. I wouldn't like you to miss the event of the year.

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    1. We went one year to see the 'exotic' animals. There were some cows and a donkey.

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  6. What a lovely welcome from your roses and strawberries!
    I love the month of May because of the poppy and roses in bloom.
    Greetings Maria x

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  7. I hope your little cucumber children didn't argue on the way down.... "Are we nearly there yet?", "Mummy, I feel like a courgette!" "Gerroff Brian! I'm cooler than you!" etc..

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    1. They looked a bit green but we gave them travel pills and they were fine.

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  8. It all sounds so exotic and incredible! How long have you had this property in France? -Jenn

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    1. We bought it as a holiday home back in 1999 and have since been using it as a proper home for the past 12 years. It is lovely if you like rustic houses and beautiful, peaceful countryside.

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