Tuesday, September 12, 2017
We have kept in touch with them since and to our delight they returned this year for 3 weeks in July especially to see the Tour de France pass by. Sure enough on the day they arrived they produced a plastic bag with the tins (above). Amongst them, a very appropriate Ogdens Walnut Sliced tobacco tin and to my surprise a Boots Blackcurrant Pastilles tin, the last time I'd seen one of these was as a child whenever I had a sore throat and cough my Mum always bought these for me!
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Built on top of a pre-historic cave and settlement in the 12th century and with sections of the area added to over the centuries, it's an interesting place to visit and see how renovations have been on-going since the early 1990's when the site was hidden by vegetation due to many years of neglect.
As well as the well planned walks around the estate you can also see up close some of the paintings that are visible in the cave.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Needless to say, that was the last of the scenery gazing for that day as we were working non stop for the following 12 hours until most of our new guests had arrived for their stay.
Remember, click on the image for a larger picture
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
As I write they are still racing through St Cyprien on their way to Bergerac.
Outside Les Granges, it's as though nothing has happened, all the barriers have gone, everyone has gone, life returns to normal again!
We've got the gazebo up in case shade is needed (hopefully!) from the sun, quite a few cyclists taking advantage of the empty roads and lots of people sitting waiting for 12.50 when the publicity caravan comes through!
A couple of pics I took on route is the what the riders will see (ok not with Philippa in front of them!) as they approach the bend to enter the straight road that runs past us, waiting for 10am now to see what happens next!