Yeah back to France

We were so lucky to be able to arrange our trip to see our friend in France again. His holiday home is in a sleepy little village in Francescas in the south-west of France. It’s a rural farming area with the most beautiful sunflower fields…20140728-124754-46074029.jpg

We did a couple of rides; my favourite being to this restaurant for lunch…

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This year we also went visiting some beautiful villages that we hadn’t previously got to…

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We also saw some funny things…pizza from a whole in the wall? Macaroon undies?…

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Now to share a real excitement, we got to see a stage of the Tour de France again. I don’t know how I didn’t get the places right but on Friday they were going directly through our friend’s town! We were so thrilled. Of course we’d been watching online and keeping up but I thought we’d miss it. It was a rainy day but still fun to catch. It was dry for the Caravan coming through, then chucked it down with rain then let up for the riders zooming through. They were protecting their leaders and riding in teams at this point. Got a great view of the yellow jersey…

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Goodbye France I will miss you for now!…

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Au revoir south-west France

I can’t believe that the first leg of our trip is over. I was so looking forward to visiting our friend Roland again at his relaxing holiday home in Francescas, a sleepy town in south-west France. It seemed like only a few months ago that I took a photo just like this…

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I loved this picture from last year so had to pose for it again!

The cold weather effected this area of the world as well so the sunflower fields were a few weeks behind but still showing their faces in enough fields to get a picture…

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We revisited a few activities from last year, namely a lovely cycle ride to a scrumptious lunch…

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Thank goodness it was mostly down hill home after our lunch!

We eat a lot of lovely food with Roland…

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I’m happy that we were still around this Saturday because it is the big market in the neighbouring town of Nérac that we missed last year. It was very busy. I’m sure everyone from the surrounding towns were out for market day…

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Once again I love France, especially this area. Thank you to our wonderful host…

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We are in Le Mans tonight and are going to take a 1hr fast train tomorrow to Paris for the final stage of the Tour de France! I hope this lovely HOT weather holds out.

When’s Kate going to have her royal baby anyways huh?