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