Saturday, 28 May 2011

Yes !! France again!!

Set up and ready to go ! they gave us so much space @ 3 euro a table !
Lizzie and myself were on the dawn Ferry to Cherbourg the morning after the Glastonbury Fair ! Never mind, after breakfast we slept through the crossing.
We drove down to St Mere Eglise where Mark met us and showed us the way to the " Petite Chateau " where Shirley was preparing lunch.
She had set up a lovely awning in the garden with a beautiful table for seven.. flowers and all , it looked so romantic with views over the marshes.

Digger was waiting to entertain us,this dog has embraced the French life as you can see !!

The sun was shining and it was just a slice of heaven in the peaceful countryside. Three other friends joined us and we were treated to a memorable meal, felt like we had been transported to another world , hard to believe we were working the day before.
After this lovely few hours we reluctantly dragged ourselves away to drive down to St. Lo where we were doing The Puce de Couturier's or " Dressmakers drawers " Rag market to you and me ! with a local needlework group.
We were allowed to set up that evening and as our host family lived just round the corner it made life very easy Sunday morning when we had breakfast and strolled to our stall.
They were all so friendly and so hospitable , The food was lovely , all home prepared and they came round with Kir at lunchtime.
We had a great day, were pleased with our takings and delighted with the pile of lovely linen , chanvre,trimmings and even some vintage and antique clothing items we managed to buy.
And yes we have been invited back.
They are a very sociable group and had a little get together at the end with drinks and cakes.
We stayed long enough to be friendly but had another two hours or so driving to do to get to our "second home" with Ticky and Nick where we were going to relax for a couple of days in the peace of the countryside and enjoy being spoiled rotten as always. Thank you darlings xxx

On our way to catch the Ferry Wednesday we took a detour for coffee and almond croissants in the delightful capital of Swiss Normandy Clecy { it's tiny ! }King of all he surveys

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