Saturday, 28 July 2012


Hi All

Arrived here yesterday. The gite is everything we expected, delightful small cottage, looking out over the pool and the olive orchard. Alexandre and Nadine are helpful and friendly. After settling in and unpacking we went into the village to find dinner. Turns out they were having a "Cotignac rocks"concert and we had to go to 4 restaurants before we got a table! The band played an ecletic mix that ranged from the Doors to the Cranberries, stopping off in the eighties on the way. There was only one song that I didnt recognise. The evening  was mild, and it looked like the whole village was out. Lots of families all enjoying the night.

The village is just like in the pictures. Old houses tumbling down the cobbled st, blue shutters and geraniums.

Today, sunday we went for a drive and found a village market. I made aioli with garlic, oil and eggs that I bought at the market by hand with a whisk. Really nice, but I might have been a bit heavy on the garlic. We had that with a selection of veges, also all bought at  the market including what must be the last of the asparagus. We are about to have fresh strawberries for dessert.

Tomorrow we will have a quiet day, explore the village some more. Brett wants a haircut, and I need a pedicure......In the afternoon plan to read and work on my tan, in between swims. Then dinner in the village.

Brett will keep posting photos, the other 2 planned activities are a trip to Avignon and to the gorge Verdon north of here, picking up a picnic at a market on the way.

I know, its a hard life!!!

We have just seen the news about the flooding and rain in the district, sounds like terrible weather. Be safe.

Au revoir

Julie and Brett

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