Arrived in Paris ~ Charles de Gaulle on Monday afternoon. We collected the rental and took the peripherique (bypassing Paris) straight onto the road that would take us to our Maison for the next month in Montlouis sur Loire~
Tired after being in transit for almost 27 hours since we left Cape Town, we arrived at our destination with the sun still high at 8.30 pm (sun sets around 10pm here in summer)
We had a easy meal of pasta with fresh tomatoes, olives and filets o'Anchois marine's a La Provencale washed down with vin locale.
Tuesday ~ settling in with old familiar milieu, then off to the local Carrefour for basic proviant.
Dd stocked up on her favorite cookies, and I simply could not resist the pomme de terre cute packaging.
~not planning on any baking, but look how pretty the flour is packed.
Our first stop was a favorite Brocante not far from here, so we had to stop in asap...it was still a few days before the weekend brocante, and I needed a quick fix to feel "home"
Old French baskets, porcelain dolls, and oil on canvas French scenes....
June 21st ~ Summer solsticea Gift from my dear friend Ronelle(MYFRENCHKITCHEN) who knows how I have been wanting my very own PIERROT GOURMAND for a long time. The famous french clown offering lollipops and found mostly on counters in boulangeries allover France.
"Pierrot Gourmand is the French reference in confectionery and has brought happiness to children and adults for more than 120 years.
Famous for the quality of its products, Pierrot Gourmand has always worked on natural products ranges mastering in aromas and fruit processing."
so happy and content to be here..
what more could I ask for on my birthday..to be in France, with Dd and Mr LB, picking a French bouquet outside the kitchen door metres away from the French Loire,rushing wild from recent rains.
...and falling asleep to the sound of midsummer fete from the village square...