of cycling and sewing

…and other seemingly boring stuff for the blog site…but its just not boring! The good life here in rural France is – well  – Good…

18th March 07

Tranquil, relaxing, and at times, challenging – like last night -three hours of french speaking with some friends from the next village – topics ranged far and wide, from Maréchal Pétain; the student riots in Paris in the sixties,  the new French employment laws and this weeks strikes… to the french agricultural system and ownership of land which believe me is immensely complicated. These Charolais don’t seem worried anyway.

cows oct 2006

The hummus I made for last night  was disappointingly dry – I blame the blender – on its last legs and soon to be binned..and oh yes maybe I didn’t add enough olive oil.

Himself made filo pastry parcels filled with prawns and ginger and its only fair to say they were delicious.

Our friend is originally from the Ardêche region and his wife was born a couple of miles away from here – she has a wonderful garden and brought some daffodils and he brought a speciality drink from the Ardeche region.


But mostly this week I have learnt to make cushion covers – thanks to youtube…


and watched the Paris – Nice cycle race – mostly on the TV but once in the rain because it was only a few km away.


The race was preceded by lunch in a local restaurant – which at 11.80 euros was excellent quality and value.

Oh yes, the good life is certainly good.



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