Having just read my last post, which sounded a bit downbeat (true!), I thought I should let you know that we had a good day yesterday and have just spent a night in a very comfortable chambred’hote. Our hostess is very attentive and gave us a delicious supper while her poor husband outside was chained to a mower cutting the grass. When we asked her whether he could join us, she said certainly not! and it was clear she had no plans for supper for him. After all it was Sunday night. Apparently he has only recently been allowed a ride on mower. Having said all that he has done a great job and it is a beautiful house with a view across a river to and old mill.
Our lunch break yesterday Arrived just as we passed a rural ‘gite’ run by a charming lady who had been busy attending her lovely garden. She was delighted to allow us to use her garden for our ‘pique nique’ . But as there is no such thing as a free lunch, on our way out she was keen to tell us that her granddaughter was struggling with some translation for her final exam and so for a good half hour Geoff and I struggled to make some sense of a rather strange passage about photography and geometry
As I write this early in the morning, the dawn chorus is active with one particularly voluble cuckoo competing with a pigeon.
If you are interested in buildings and castles here Is a view of Pouancé taken when I was on my knees . When you get through or around the commercial environs the French medieval towns and buildings are wonderfully preserved.
soon time for our breakfast. Hopefully our ‘lawn mowing’ host will be allowed one!
Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. I hear it has been very hot. Have you found a pool of water to lie in.
Looks like ‘another bl..day beautiful day’ here to day! Just 15 miles to our next b&b
lots of love
your friend and master