Our Third Day in France

We a woke to sunshine and I wore my summer clothes.  We had breakfast of fried eggs and mushrooms on  toasted sunflower bread, it was lovely.  French eggs all seem to have very yellow yolks and they are always delicious.  We read a little in the sunshine but soon had to have a little snooze…

We eventually stirred ourselves to go for a drive and along the way shopped for dinner.  We stopped at Matignon for a beer, for D and coffee and Armagnac for me.  There was an odd fountain outside the café, made of pottery hands, most odd.

For dinner I chose a Magret of Duck – the breast, green beans and Basmati rice.  I scored the skin and the amount of fat that came out was astounding!  But the flavour was good and, except for the rice which was like no Basmati that I have ever come across, more like Jasmine or Thai rice, the meal was a success, helped by the wine that D opened, a lovely Bordeaux – Grangeotte-Freylon.

After dinner we watched ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ in French.  It takes us a while to translate the questions but it is rather fun.  And we did get a lot of the answers right.

– Toni Anne

Toni Anne

a small Welsh woman who left Wales at the age of 18 and has rarely been back since. She has a daughter whom she adores and a partner who lives down the road. Toni studied fine art and, if she didn't have to work to pay the mortgage, would like to paint daily. She enjoys good food and wine but doesn't get the chance to cook very often since her man does most of it. Toni reads a lot, mostly travel and food writing but also enjoys Terry Pratchett's DiscWorld novels. She doesn't watch TV very much but usually has the radio playing, mostly Radio 3 or 4.