Firstly, I apologise for the changing text through this post. I can't seem to do anything to make it right.
Yesterday was the Bowls Club Presentation Lunch at La Vallée in St Gilles Vieux Marché. To drive there I have to pass, but this time stopped to take photos of, the lake at Corlay. It is so lovely there in the Autumn with the changing leaf colours and the reflections.
When we arrived at La Vallée we congregated in the bar before going through to our reserved room for a Kir - cassis and champagne, Breton drink - while we waited for our soup. There were about thirty of us I guess and these are a few of the people to my right toasting with the Kir.
On the way home I took photos of maize being harvested. It struck me that the ends of the fields look very similar to a cathedral vaulted roof.
I called in to see friends who had their horses on their lawn to avoid using the lawnmower. Inside their woodburner was doing a grand job. I left with a bag of beetroot which are cooking as I write this.
I did my usual Saturday early Supermarket trip this morning. I go early for two reasons. Firstly, to ensure I get a €3 bag of the bread I use for the animals and, secondly, to get some of the €1 bags of veggies. Today, the bread bag had a huge loaf round loaf in it (more than 30cm/12” across) with slashes in the top which I rescued for me to eat. It cut beautifully when I sliced a piece to have with my fried bacon, tomato and egg breakfast and was in no way stale. I just bought two €1 bag of veggies – mushrooms – and when I weighed them on getting home, there were 1005g of the little beauties. They weren’t soggy or brown or damaged in any way. I can never quite understand the criteria for selling the €1 polybagfuls. I do though, transfer the mushrooms to brown paper bags before putting them in the fridge salad drawer to stop them sweating. I bought a thousand of these brown paper bags on eBay and use them for all sorts of things, taking veggies and eggs round to neighbours and especially collecting and storing seeds. The other bag contained two heads of Romanesci broccoli which I have never cooked or eaten before. I shall have some with my supper this evening.