Category: Out and about


Tour Auto Optic 2000 comes through Charroux

Classic car holiday in France

This annual historic race car rally came through the nearby town of Charroux on its way to the Circuit de Val de Vienne, as part of the course from Paris to Biarritz. These are proper race prepared cars taking part…

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Fruit and vegetables from Lezay market

Having bought some fresh fish at Lezay market for a BBQ with some visiting friends we needed some fruit and veg. For our friends it made a pleasant change from their usual supermarket experience back in England.

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Spills and thrills at the Circuit des Remparts 2016

This annual festival of historic street racing in Angoulême is a date for everybody with even a passing interest in old cars. The city is just rammed with cars from early vintage to modern classics and the smell of Castrol R…

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Fresh fish from Lezay Market

It’s the beginning of September and still 32 degrees with blue skies. Time for a BBQ with some good friends who have traveled from England to be with us this week. Tuesday is market day at Lezay, just a few minutes…

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Fruits from our garden

Mirabelle fruit

We’re both foodies so we’ve taken advantage of the long summers here in Poitou-Charente by planting a few fruit trees, nurturing our vines and growing what we can. Summer 2016 has been particularly warm (some might say hot) and dry. Perfect…

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