This weekend November 18th and 19th from 14h to 20h at 3 Avenue Claise 37350 Le Grand-Pressigny. (old railway station) you are invited to discover or rediscover the 'G'ART'/Me Machin showroom and brand new collection of lamps, furniture, armchairs, low and high tables, mirrors etc..
Friday, 17 November 2017
A bonne soiree last tasting these three examples at 'Chez L' in Le Grand-Pressigny...in good company!
Music provided by the talented Cally, David & Dave.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Yesterday Pauline and I took the bus from Le Grand-Pressigny up to Tours (at 2.40 euro each way, why wouldn't you?) where we had a busy afternoon...
visiting the small market on Boulevard Herteloup...
did a lot of walking...
followed by more walking...
and *church visiting
and even more walking, this time over the river Loire...
so much walking that Pauline was reduced to a shadow!
As we were walking towards the church of Saint Julien I said to Pauline "I wonder if I'll ever get to see inside there" as the last few times we have come up to Tours it has been on a Tuesday which means, as the church is a national monument, it is closed. On other visits we have also found it closed. No sooner had I said it than I noticed workmen bringing gear out of the church...a polite request and I was in there...more to follow!
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
During our randonne club walk at the end of October which set off from Descartes, we took the path along the riverbank opposite the town, We caught site of the paper-mill on the other side of the river and as we walked we suddenly came across this tower on the riverbank.
After discussions with fellow walkers as to why it was there,the best answer was that it appears to have been used to ferry items over the river to a similar tower on the opposite side via a pulley system. Now there is a pulley on top of the tower nut it does seem rather an elaborate method to use...any other ideas,or is this correct?
The walk did give us more appealing views than that of the factory which you can see more of here.
Monday, 13 November 2017
Sunday, 12 November 2017
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Friday, 10 November 2017
Thursday, 9 November 2017
This weekend sees the last of the big brocantes of the season with the HUGE event at L'Ile Bouchard on Saturday. More than just a brocante with many commercial stalls like the one above also present.
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Work on 'the project' is moving on slowly but progress being made. Not a great deal of fun on a November day but to perk myself up I glance out the window at our neighbour opposite and know it will be worth it in the end!
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Monday, 6 November 2017
With many of our friends over to close up their 'maison secondaires' this week for the winter, it was a chance to to do a little socializing before they (the hirondelles) fly off again.
Three evenings of eating and drinking with a little gardening work thrown in meant we were both rather occupied over the weekend!
Sunday, 5 November 2017
Saturday, 4 November 2017
Friday, 3 November 2017
Yesterday's walk with the Le Grand-Pressigny Randonnee club took us out in the countryside just north of the village of Charnizay. We were blessed with another fine day for walking.
It was a walk of leafy shaded chemins one minute and open countryside the next.
Yesterday we were joined by the charming grandchildren of our group leader (it is the school holidays,Toussaints ) who led the way and seemed to thrive on the experience.
In some of the paths nature had put some obstacles in the way which were less of a problem for some of us!
House with potential?
The walk took us past the 'Etang du Bois Guenand which, on a day like today, showed it off to its best advantage.
As we walked it was interesting to see how our direction was highlighted by our accompanying shadows
By the time we were returning to our starting point the sun was going down over the village...
but it didn't stop the local farmers continuing to take advantage of the fine day. or what was left of it!