Happy New Year good health and great happiness to everyone.
We are enjoying some very mild weather here at the moment, a bit damp but nowhere near the torrents and wind you are suffering in the UK at the moment - long may it last, although I know that the local vignerons would like a good, sustained cold spell to send the vines to sleep.
Since the last update we have had a few days out and a trip to England to visit family before Christmas.
Back at the end of October we visited the town of Pujols, about an hour's drive from here. It was a beautiful day, and warm enough to eat outside.
|Street scene, Pujols|
|Restaurant 'Villa Smerelda'|
|A long and leisurely lunch|
|I think we've been here before!|
|Window and wall painting in the Church of Sainte Foy, Pujols|
|La Reole, away from the fair|
|A specialist vehicle for hunting, I don't know if the gun is provided with it!|
|The pompiers driving through the market to make a point?!|
|Eating again! At restaurant 'Aux Fontaines' La Reole|
|Just to make Hugh feel better about our shutters!|
|Building a virtual bridge|
|Pizza Pino, Place Gambetta, Bordeaux|
The beginning of December is one of the last decent Vide Grenier's of the year, at Monsegur
|Bargains in hand!|
|Vue de Duras on Google maps streetview. We should be even easier to find now.|
|My first cuddle with Lucas.|
|Susie and Orla|
|Watching the meerkats being fed|
|Hiding from Grandad!|
|"Push me higher" or "Stop!"?|
|Susie, Orla and Nana Fifi|
|Think of your own caption for this one!|
We arrived back in France in time to do a wine tasting at the Maison des Vins
|Sweet white wines from all over France|
Happy New Year!
from Vue de Duras