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... They normally have them earlier in the season when they are smaller and cheaper.
Anyway, feast your eyes on these beauties Meynell. Yum yum.
We were given a quick lesson in how to shell them and then they were lovingly devoured with home-made mayonnaise and bread.
Then it was the cheese board and some home made pudding called Far which is like ...
We stopped at this little village called Ambon for half an hour's break and then continued our journey through some lovely villages and countryside.
The only thing of note really was a feisty dog and a suicidal pigeon.
We were bimbling down this road doing about 60mph taking in the scenery and sunshine. I was behind this Merc estate doing likewise when ...
... lady seems happy to see us and says to me, "May I kiss you?" and I agree so we do the double kiss on the cheeks, French style. Makes her happy. She tells us her hubby is asleep and asks us to whisper. Not a problem for me but husband has a deep booming voice is not much of a whisperer. He has never been able to whisper much. We give her the rum travel cake we bought and she gives us coffee and cookies. Her husband wakes up ...
... at finding antiques.
We drive to Rochefort en Terre next which has been described as really picturesque. It truly was. Again, managed to find a parking place but a lot of guess work on which way to drive and where to park as a lot of one way and very narrow streets here. We parked right across from the old church so we went in there first and had a look around then we walked to the upper street. As it was just past noon, all the shops were closed. So ...
This was Tuesday Sept 1, 2015 - the Smelly part
The farms all around us have started spreading manure on the fields. The air is ripe with the smell and it waters the eyes sometimes and really twitches the old head to be driving along and suddenly smell one of the fields. OMG. We are passing many of the manure trucks as they move from field to field. OH, lucky us. All the fields are harvested now except the corn.
Off to Redon today ...