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Spoiled view 25 Aug 2013 | 05:21 pm

By the time we had visited Bourgueil market most of the vendors were packing up as it was well over twelve. We decide to leave quickly before the exodus of lorries and trailers began. Also, I had book...

Too difficult? 20 Aug 2013 | 10:48 pm

I’m surprised (and somewhat disappointed) that no one noticed the new header photo or tried to guess what the castle’s name is. Was it too difficult? Maybe … After all there over a thousand castles a...

One of the locals ... well, almost! 14 Aug 2013 | 06:36 pm

On Tuesday morning, we set out for Bourgueil and the area West of Tours at the usual time: sometime between half past nine and ten. On the day’s program: Bourgueil market to get some honey for my moth...

Party Time - After and The Morning After 12 Aug 2013 | 05:05 pm

A good time was had by all … at least that’s the impression I got. J.L. and B. were great hosts, despite the fact that they met most of my blogger friends for the first time, and that conversation was...

Party Time - During 6 Aug 2013 | 11:06 pm

At exactly 12 o’clock someone rang the doorbell. Our first guests had arrived. They came bearing food: a large platter of Ken’s famous remoulade salad, nicely presented with slices of smoked salmon an...

Party Time - Before 2 Aug 2013 | 07:12 pm

On the Big Day, aka the day of this year’s blogger BBQ, I woke up at seven o’clock. I opened the shutters to find myself staring up at a milky sky; not at all the blue I had hoped for. I activated the...

I love the sound of breaking glass … 29 Jul 2013 | 10:45 pm

… but not at five in the morning! And that’s exactly what happened this morning. I woke up around five to five, hearing a strange noise outside my door. It sounded as if someone was fiddling with the ...

No, we have no tomatoes today 26 Jul 2013 | 08:28 pm

I decided to shoot some photos of the castle and the colourful border of irises while I was waiting for my friends for to reappear from behind a tree or through an open doorway. When they didn’t, I fi...

Le Prince Jardinier 23 Jul 2013 | 10:35 pm

After indulging in these culinary and ‘viticole’delights it was time for a more serious activity. We decided to walk off the extra calories by visiting the Château de la Bourdaisière, near Montlouis, ...

Wine and ... a computer crash 19 Jul 2013 | 07:08 pm

The Loire in Amboise, looking upstream. It was almost three o’clock when we left the Lion d’Or and we still had one errand to run in Amboise. It took us back to the foot of the castle, where in the r...

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