Wednesday at the chateau at Le Grand-Pressigny
Friday, 24 November 2017
Thursday, 23 November 2017
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Last Thursday's walk with the Le Grand-Pressigny Randonnee club took us over towards Abilly and along the edge of the Creuse Valley.
We finished the walk just as the light was fading...shorter days ahead.
Monday, 20 November 2017
On Friday I had to shell some walnuts for the starter for our dinner party that evening and as it was a beautiful November day here in Barrou I choose to do it in the courtyard. It proved to be a lovely way to pass some time...very therapeutic. As I went about the task I was reminded about the time a few years ago when we were out walking and we came across an elderly Frenchman bending down to pick up some walnuts, after exchanging the customary greetings he gave out a slight groan and said "isn't it odd that the older you get the further away the ground gets"...can relate to that!
Sunday, 19 November 2017
On a recent trip up to Tours we caught site of this Bollée wind turbine as we passed through Sorigny. We had not recalled noticing it before - because it wasn't there. There did use to be one in the village but it is long gone this one actually came from Saint Gervais-la-Forêt near Blois and local enthusiasts restored it to the condition it is now presented. The Bollée wind turbine is a French invention (clue in the name) and was used here as a water pump. The family it seems were all very innovative...you can read about them and the wind turbine here.
There is another good example of this wind turbine at Esvres.