I'm starting this post with the picture of the summer - thanks to Anthony and Julie at Yours Truly Photography.
|Head of infrastructure and marketing, hard at work!|
Well it has been too hot to paint the shutters!
|... in the shade!|
|Sue and Nicky on the Dordogne|
|Sean, Adrian, Nicky and Sue at the Restaurant Ô XIII Clochers at Monteton|
|Lynne and Les at Duras Chateau|
|Julie and Kate, sharing Kate's GCSE results celebrations with us|
|Anthony sharing too much with us!|
|Nicole testing the outside furniture....|
|and checking the hammock....|
|That's right - camping!|
|..and cycling - 30kms in one day I'll have you know!|
|and a quick lunch on the way back in La Rochelle|
|early morning hot air balloon over the chateau|
August's 'blue moon'...
Duras has been busy with Fairs, Festivals and Night Markets
|Musicians at the Medieval Fair|
|and fire display|
|Heron on the Dordogne while canoeing|
|Too much music for the little tree frog (thank you Chris, Sara, Sandy and Mike for the frog on the right|
|The toad who makes a nightly patrol of the terrace keeping down the population of creepy crawlies.|
|Blue carpenter bee (non aggressive and doesn't sting!)|
|A wasp spider. Beautiful and not at all dangerous.|