Life in the Loire after lock-down. 13th May. Day 3 of déconfinement.
Putting together my educational wine notes this morning for the Montdomaine Guided Tasting case. The history & provenance of grape varieties is interesting.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 12th May. Day 2 of déconfinement.
So it’s going well in Paris then. Hundreds of people flocking in the early evening sun last night for an apéro along the banks of the Canal St Martin.
Life in the Loire after lock-down. 11th May. Day 1 of déconfinement.
So this is it! We have more freedom as from today. The skies are heavy, it’s cold and it’s raining. Is this nature’s way of telling us to beware?
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 10th May. Day fifty seven.
Apart from some bright flashes of light during the night, the storm didn’t materialise. Maybe today. Déconfinement minus one.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 9th May. Day fifty six.
Lock-down uniform on. Baguettes are on the agenda this morning. This could be a very big mistake. We will see. They’re a surprise for Nigel.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 8th May. Day fifty five.
The 8th of May. The day we commemorate 75 years since the end of the Second World War. In normal times there would be a ceremony in Paris.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 7th May. Day fifty four.
Up early. Tea downstairs in the ‘big red’ (as my dressing gown is affectionately known). Sourdough in the oven. Back upstairs to get dressed.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 6th May. Day fifty three.
It occurred to me this morning that I have been wearing the same clothes for the past 6 weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been washing them.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 5th May. Day fifty two.
An early start today. Might have something to do with the fact that we had no wine last night and therefore an early night.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 4th May. Day fifty one.
A rather sad start to the day today. We were sitting having a cup of tea in the salon when suddenly there was a thud against the window.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 3rd May. Day fifty.
Wow day fifty. That sounds like a long time. Counting down now to May 11th when the lock-down is eased (hopefully). Lots to get on with today.
Life in the Loire on lock-down. 2nd May. Day forty nine.
Feeling full of beans and ready to go this morning. I have lots to do for our new collaboration with Chateau de Montdomaine.