Sunday 17 April 2011

Not Poitiers

April, Tres Riches Heures de Duc du Berry
We were supposed to go to Poitiers yesterday. The 15th was our wedding anniversay and as on the work front things have been rather hectic we decided to celebrate on Saturday. We'd been meaning to visit Poitiers for some time and a day there seemed a good way to celebrate.

The best laid plans and all that.... it will have to keep for another time. Every so often I suffer a migraine and one 'arrived' late Friday evening, so that put paid to going to Poitiers.

By Saturday afternoon things were better so we went for a gentle drive, pottering round as you do and had a very nice meal at a restaurant we know called the Auberge des Charmettes in Beaumont-Village, not far from Montrésor.

Today we've been doing all sorts of garden-y things and cutting the grass. We noticed that one of our roses is on the point of flowering--deep red buds will open in the next day or two-- pictures as soon as they are properly open.

neatly gravelled
We now have no excuse not to try and keep things looking tidy as all has been beautifully tidied up --  the spoil from the foss septique excavations has been sorted; the old fosse etanche has been filled in and capped and the area to the side of the house covered in gravel. It really does look good -- thank you Ken!!  

no spoil!
We have a lovely wall hanging of the April scene from the Tres Riches Heures de Duc du Berry by an artist friend of ours:-- more of that soon.


GaynorB said...

Sorry your plans for Saturday didn't work out as planned, but it looks like you were able to salvage something of the day.

Poitiers will still be there tomorrow :-) ........

Susan said...

Sympathies. I had a migraine on Friday afternoon too. I put it down to the weather - it looked like a front was coming through and I thought it would rain - that often sets me off.

Niall & Antoinette said...

@Susan for me it perhaps was just the shift from manic school to knowing you can relax. Colleagues and I get them in the 1st few days of the school summer hols.

@Gaynor exactly!! :-) It's been there for years and will be around for a few more yet!