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... decipherer of hieroglyphics and consists of an elongated reproduction of the Rosetta Stone. In all, this town had some amazing medieval architecture.
Next we drove to Conques (pronounced Conk) which is a medieval town perched on a hillside but it has a particularly interesting church, Abbaye de Ste-Foy, because it has a sculpture above the entrance, a Tympanum, of the year 1135 depicting the Last Judgement with the devil in hell and Christ in Heaven at the central position and ...
... the colours,sounds and smells. There are the beautiful piles of green tinged, bright yellow clementines still with pieces of stems and leaves attached, ripe red tomatoes in different shapes and sizes, the displays of olives from black to bright green. Another fascination to me is the range of mushrooms that are available - huge brown ones, little bright yellow frilly ones and every size in between. Why don't we get them at home, at least in ...
... in the country; you instantly feel like you can breathe easier and are soul cleansed - just like Down south WA makes you feel.
On our third night we had a "debunking class" with Les about red wine which basically was a wine appreciation and tasting lesson, it was actually excellent fun, we learned a bit, it was completely unpretentious and the tastings were *ahem* generous...
Our wine tour day started with a quick breakfast of bread and butter (so ...
... and off to another local market, this time in Caylus, the local town. Amazingly beautiful weather again - hot sun, blue skies. Caylus is a mediaeval town, small, compact and one of everything. Like much of rural France, there are lots of shops, small businesses and craft shops closed and deserted. The recession clearly has bitten hard in the area. The market comprised ...
... poured cold water on my bbq idea (yet again). The yardarm alarm rang and hunger was forgotten until 8:30 when bread with cheese, pâté, cold meat, salad and anything else that was left in the fridge was transferred to the table. It was still warm enough to sit outside, solve the world's problems and fend off the small number of rapacious flies. I have decided I will apply for the post of UK Ambassador to Expatria. It must be my calling. My skill portfolio in ...
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