Ones of the best spots in the Loire on a sunny day is Chateau Soucherie. Perched in the hills of the Layon with the river flowing below, the chateau has some of the best views across the countryside that I can think of.
I made a batch of these spicy samosas yesterday for an apéro dinatoire with friends in the hamlet.
A delicious Swiss cheese made from raw milk, Marechal is one our favourites.
I lay in bed listening to the blackbird singing loudly in the garden this morning. He sits on the top of our gate post. A little treat to start the day.
Layers and layers of exotic aromas from macerated raisins and caramel to black tea, ginger and spice. A truly delightful wine. How anyone can say they don’t like sweet wine I don’t know.
In our village, we return to the calm just like we had in Cumeray although we have street lights and mains drains. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d be excited about that!
Every year we have a small get together in the hamlet where everyone brings something small to eat and we share a glass or two of wine.
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