Riverside on the Loire
Church at Montsoreau, a small village on the Loire.
Montsoreau, Loire Valley.
Chateau at Usse, Loire Valley.
Known to many as 'Richard in France' - the farmhouse and barns gradually being renovated by Richard and Henrietta.
Richard and Henrietta.
Outbuilding by the duck pond.
Our new pad in France!
Having visited Richard we then travelled back to the Loire area to meet up with our fellow ex-Bordeau Blatters. Having been privelaged to have taken part in 2 trips to Bordeaux, this year it was decided to do something different. Chris & Margaret organized a very nice property which they rented for a week, consisting of 2 houses and a pool. We were unable to commit to the trip at time of booking, but were able to drop by for a visit.
Good food, good wine and great friends - what more could you ask for?
Typical English bar-b-q - in France! 'We WILL eat outside!!
The party moves inside and dancing ensues!
Take your partner by the - leg?! Go Chris....!
Uumm - I think the wine is kicking in about now!! Chris, Brent and Steve perform!
Tam shows them how it should be done in a far more glamorous way!
Chris and Steve in perfect harmony!
Chris heading for a slap!!
No Steve - you are not in the car now...!
Back to normality and a group Blat about to begin.
Ahh - those empty French roads.
This is our other pad in France - well actually not - it is one of the properties the Chris and Margaret managed to rent - the other was the 'stables' just out of the picture.
Amazingly, this photo is actually a flash of lightening during a storm - see how bright the gate posts are.
Great group shot!