For the love of French trouvaile,
monograms and brocante
with France and petit mont blanc on my mind....
with new old to be discovered
We are saying goodbye, leaving within a few hours
Dd and I had a last bon voyage tea date with friends
delivered st Joseph's to a caring friend
The hardest of all is saying goodbye to these puppy eyes...I almost made last minute changes today to cut our trip short, and Dd wondered about Alice in Wonderland potion to shrink our best friend
Yentl will miss his bed, but we trust he is in good hands until we return
I plan to post as we journey along and visit the French country side
We will be back just in time for
Franschoek Bastille festival
where I am invited to share some French linge
at the Brocante, 14/15 July.
"The Franschhoek Wine Valley, South Africa’s leading wine and food destination, will once again be hosting the annual Bastille Festival over the weekend of the 14th and 15th July, where locals and visitors will be celebrating the Valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.
In keeping with its French heritage the Franschhoek Wine Valley has officially been accredited to be part of an exciting collaboration between France and South Africa, the SA-French Seasons 2012-13. This multifaceted bilateral agreement was concluded last year between the heads of state of these two countries, and will commence this winter as the first French Season in South Africa kicks off. The French Season in South Africa will commence formally in July and continue into November. This initiative reinforces the strong, deep bonds that unite the two countries in the fields of arts and culture, gastronomy, and sport amongst others. It aims to discover new facets of this relationship, while forging long term ties.
The collaboration has allowed the Bastille Festival event organisers the perfect opportunity to take this social calendar highlight to a new level. Visitors to the festival will have the chance to meet 10 winemakers from the Rhône-Alpes Region in France, who will be showcasing some of their finest wines. These French wines will be available for tasting at two wine tastings organized specifically for members of the public, as well as in a specially demarcated VIP marquee, adjacent to the main marquee during the festival."