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I went to market and I bought…

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So, anyone who’s a regular Chez l’abeille reader may have noted the slight absence of anything new on the blog for the whole of August. Normally I aim to give you at least two new updates a month but you know… August, travel, intermittent wi-fi…so the next few posts are going to be all about my rather fabulous summer travels.

First up is France. I hadn’t actually planned to head over to France this summer but when Mardi called in to say she and Neil were heading over to stay in their bijoux pied à terre in Nérac, I was straight onto the european train timetable and booking annual leave.

View from the bridge of the old town

View from the bridge of the old town

We’ve been around this area of France before so the holiday was much more  a home stay. This suited me fine as it’s been a long old year in the world of education and I was  totally ready for a complete sit down with more than a cup of tea in front of me!

One of our favourite pastimes is visiting the weekly markets – which given every hameau, village, ville and cité in France has one, makes it very much a daily occurrence. The market in Nérac is always a busy one, full of pretty much anything you might need. As well as the usual bread, cheese, fruit and veg, our haul of goods from several markets this year included a panama hat and an oil cloth for the kitchen table!

Here then are some of the delights from the market in Nérac.

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One thought on “I went to market and I bought…

  1. Wonderful variety of tomatoes, loved the baskets photo, but the OIL CLOTH reference was the bit that delighted most.

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