We have enjoyed and been busy for the last four weeks, indeed the Three Gites have been full. This week we have a French couple, a Scottish family and a Dutch family with two boys who love the pool. It has been hot this week. They are a splendid group this week, indeed we all got together for a drink and nibbles last night and are looking forward to a group BBQ Thursday. The French go back to work / School very soon and next week we have one Gite empty! (at the moment)
When you move the shutters, be aware what might fall out. (he flew off happily after being awoken)
We have been doing some work on the veg patch, still harvesting squashes, tomatoes and a few beans. from the pictures you can see it is a little overgrown, but still a harvest to be had.
I have planted some leeks, I am unsure they enjoy the 30C heat at the moment. I have a few seeds coming through if it is not too hot!
Today is Paul's Birthday and so we had laid on a spectacular air display of balloons celebrating it. (well actually it is an event put on by a nearby chateau but lets not quibble).
Last week the Town put on a spectacular firework display from the basilica. We had the most amazing display we think it was better than the firework competition on Plymouth Hoe. The timing was perfect as we had friends and family visiting and we had missed two birthdays with our move.
The veg plot has had some work on it and Paul now has his leeks planted. We are picking tomatoes, beans and squashes already, thanks to the previous owners. The plums are ready for picking and we have grapes to pick so I will be jam making shortly.
We have had a couple of wet stormy days but next week looks to be improving again.
We are heading over to Monflaquin this week as there is a medieval festival not to mention the lovely market we discovered this week.
We are into our third summer living in France where we run a Gite business and teach English to French students who stay with us. WWW.domainedefrance.com