28 February 2021
27 February 2021
FRENCH VILLAGE LIFE
Sometimes it would be a bunch of flowers from a neighbour's garden.
25 February 2021
21 February 2021
A SPOT OF KNITTING TO PASS THE TIME
These knitted covers for window boxes appeared in a Chinon street a few years ago. The crocheted flowers are a nice touch I think.
20 February 2021
GONE FOR EVER
When we first found Le Grand-Pressigny the river bank furthest from the village centre looked like this. The row of trees by the water's edge was cut down some years ago.
This fisherman misses it. So do I.
19 February 2021
Chenonceau has the most fabulous seasonal flower arrangements. This is a Christmas one.
18 February 2021
A WINTRY CHENONCEAU
17 February 2021
In the meantime, there are some photos from previous posts to tide us over.
I wonder what happened to that doormat. I rather liked it but haven't seen it for a while. And we still miss Lulu, our best girl.
7 February 2021
CHANGES. THE BLOG IS UNDER RECONSTRUCTION/REINVENTION/REJUVENATION!
2 February 2021
RESTAURANTS WE HAVE LOVED AND SOME WE HAVE LOST
LE JEAN BART, LE GRAND-PRESSIGNY
When we first set foot in the village of Le Grand-Pressigny there were two bars, plus a restaurant and a hotel. The one that has been through the most changes is the bar named Le Jean Bart.
The Jean Bart in 2008. The local plumbers had the shop next door.
It had an excellent position in the village square with plenty of space outside for chairs and tables so that people could enjoy the view and the weather at any time of day.
There is no question that to keep a bar like this is hard work and long hours. After a few years the word was out that the lady owner wanted to retire.