There is always something that you can find to do at The Farmhouse and for us it's both from a leisure or work point of view. This month there has been a happy mix of both work and play. The weather has been extraordinarily hot for June and as a result the last few days have given us some magnificent storms. It is hard to say this but they have been so welcome after the searing heat. The highest seen on the car thermometer this month was 43.C
It has been lovely to have family here in June and this has meant we have explored more and visited new places. The young people rented canoes at Anglars-Juillac and had a wonderful time on the Lot river. We all met for lunch at Prayssac and meandered back to The Farmhouse via wine tasting at Chateau Chambert. This experience provided us with a great wine, absolutely delicious and the one we chose will be a super wine to keep for special occasions. We would recommend the experience and wines start from approx 9 Euros. During July and August they run special wine tours and you pay a tour price. If you are coming this year check out the website . http://www.chateaudechambert.com/en/index.html The wines are organic and it was really worth the visit, well Jamie Oliver thought so....
This is the season for Vide- Greniers and Brocante. The Vide-Grenier literally mean empty attic and they are akin to a car boot sale. Brocante is a little more on the lines of antiques. These sales take over towns and villages for the allotted day and will be locally advertised. We visited Gavaudun last Sunday for their Brocante. After walking around and eyeing up the things I would like to buy, we went to have coffee at a most charming cafe. Note to self.... don't do this again as some of the things had gone, my new motto is "see it buy it"........ no doubt Rob and I will have a discussion about this policy!!
Montcuq market lived up to expectations, after a mosey around, the six of us sat and watched the word go by at our favourite cafe. I managed to buy some local olive oil, so pleased about this as I have been looking for a while. I notice that in this region, in the supermarkets, the olive oil is from Spain or Italy.
I finish today with a picture of our "pink flamingo" it is so comfortable for bobbing about and I believe it's really on trend!