Just had to share how high I am feeling today. Last night was a big dinner at Kevin's local Kiwanis club and I enjoyed getting dressed up for the occasion. I had on the dress that I wore for my daughter's wedding last November but as I am 15 kilos lighter now it looked so much better. I was glowing with all the compliments about the weight loss, the shorter hair and generally how good I looked. As I have been feeling a bit like Cinderella doing nothing but painting it really cheered me up.
A great summer of friendship ended with the visit last weekend of our French friends from the Mayenne. I have known them for 30 years now and have shared many happy times with them and so it was lovely to have them here at Kebourg. We had a lovely trip out to the Latour Marliac lily gardens at Temple sur Lot which were the inspiration for Monet's work. The sun shone and we had lunch in the restaurant there looking out over the beautiful lake- a lovely end to our summer of friends.
The beginning of October means a few days in the mountains for us as we have friends who own a house in Genos in the Haute Pyrenees. Usually we are very lucky with the weather but this year we had one good walking day and one rainy games and reading day. As usual we ate very well and everyone made a contribution to the table and the wine cellar. A forage in the woods and eggs from our hens made a delicious final day lunch of omelette de cêpes.
The Wednesday walk
Checking out the mushroom haul
Scrabble in French - a challenge for me!
Chilled and happy - waiting for the aperos
From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.