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Friday, 22 February 2013

Trip to France and a New Family Member

Hello there!

All quiet from me of late, I popped over to France with my lovely friend B over half term to La Petite Maison.  You can read all about it here.  Our planning permission has been granted so we met with lots of tradesmen to get work underway.

We travelled through snow and when we arrived at Montmelard it was beautiful.  We were staying at our friend J's house Les Cerisiers.
The snow was also useful for chilling the Crement.
 In between meeting builders we had an afternoon in Macon the nearest town.
This is the cathedral.
We had a good poke around.
The river was really high.
 The patisseries had some yummy looking cakes.
As it was really chilly we stopped for a hot drink.  I had hot chocolate which was sublime.
Of course we needed sustenance, mine was the choccy 
tart (!)
Back at J's house I managed to catch a jay feeding on the lawn. 
We knitted, chatted, drank Crement and laughed a lot.  On the way home this gantry sign made us laugh.
Translated it means, "Are your passengers well attached?" well, I can tell you mine was not.
J and two of her lovely neighbours have been knitting uterus to go to Ethiopia with my S-I-L, so a great big thank you to them...
... a customer of B's crocheted hats.....
.....and another customer and B's mum made blankets.  Thank you to everyone, they will make a difference. 
The new member of the family?
Tipper, a 4 year old staffie/labrador cross.  We weren't wanting a dog but he was looking for a new home.
We all love him.

That's it for now, obviously I got lots of knitting done whilst I wasn't driving and I may have visited the Plassard Factory shop so I'll show you that tomorrow.
Bye for now................Clicky Needles.


  1. What a lovely trip and such beautiful handmade things. Crafting for others is such a wonderful way to warm the heart.
    Thanks for taking us on your trip. I enjoyed it immensely.

  2. What a fantastic trip and visit with your friends.

  3. Oh my goodness, what a fun trip that was! OK, what is a knitted uterus? I will pop over to your other blog and see if you're showing pictures of your progress! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely trip away, great photos. Your new dog is so adorable.

  5. Macon looks worth a detour, I have only been to the autoroute services going to Alps! Severe French withdrawal symptoms....another few weeks for us yet.

  6. Chilling wine in the snow - great idea! Welcome to Tipper - hope to her more about him!


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