Happily adapting to the French way of life

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July 10th 2016
Published: July 10th 2016
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A morning stroll to the market on Saturday in the gloriously warm sunshine, to shop especially for the most fragrant full-of-flavour strawberries, followed by a leisurely amble to the favourite café for our morning coffee. A perfect morning.

Madeleines were baked in the kitchen of ‘Villa Pernot’, in preparation for our visit to Lyn and Neville’s friends, Robert and Jenny. They live in a very small village in Creancy, about a 30 minute drive from Dijon. The converted barn houses Jenny’s collectables from brocantes and grenieres. Lyn came back with a few purchases! The rolling green hills along our journey were dotted with huge hay bales; cattle and sheep grazed. Occasionally the canals could be seen. Travelling at 130kph made photography difficult!

We head for Avignon today, Sunday, for a couple of days. Our accommodation will be in a 16th century hunting lodge, Domaine de Rhodes, set in shady parkland, complete with swimming pool…we are sure the pool is modern day!!

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The Gingerbread ShopThe Gingerbread Shop
The Gingerbread Shop

Our expectations were dashed as the shop no longer serves tea, coffee or tasting plate of their scrumptious produce
Place de la LiberationPlace de la Liberation
Place de la Liberation

The semi circular square was designed in 1685 by Jules Hardouin Mansart to receive the equestrian statue of King Louis XIV. The statue did not arrive in Dijon until 1725. Wondering why there is not a photo of the statue?...it was melted down to make canons for the revolutionaries in 1792!

Cappucino French style!Cappucino French style!
Cappucino French style!

The heart was made for Mabel and the swan for Lyn
Espresso macchiatoEspresso macchiato
Espresso macchiato

Jan was so excited with this the photo blurred!
Madeleines et fraisesMadeleines et fraises
Madeleines et fraises

Ready for afternoon tea with friends

11th July 2016

Travel envy
Oh yes - I could happily adapt too!

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