We took a trip today through a back route of the property. It has only been a week or so since we last drove down that way but we all noticed a huge difference. The vines are in full leaf and the landscape is bright and new and fresh. The scenery is just captivating - I can easily while away a few hours just looking out on the vines and the beautiful woodland.
So, did he stay???? He had a hotel stop. We cleaned him up and he stayed a night - Charlie that is. Unfortunately, once comfortable he wasn't quite so cute and easy. For a start he wasn't house trained. Not pleasant and clearly not his fault. He had terrible flatulence! He went from admiring Chessie the rabbit to drooling over her - scary; and he developed a bark that seemed to be focused at moving trees. So Charlie was taken to a safe house and normality resumed. We hope he finds a loving home.
Today I went to visit the English shop. I felt a little like I was letting the side down and to be honest I am more than happy with the food here = except I missed VINEGAR. I was a little surprised myself. I hardly ever use it......except on chips. The vinegar here just isn't the same and a chip isn't a chip without vinegar. So, I wandered off to the English shop. It's funny I ended up buying loads of great stuff like Mint Sauce (which actually I should have just made myself thinking about it) and Corn Flakes which I wasn't missing but equally it was nice to have. Is it wrong not to act 100% French whilst here? I don't know. I think I am comfortable indulging myself with the odd English treat.