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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Crochet workshop in France with Jane Crowfoot - day two

Yarn shop in Saintes
It's a lovely sunny morning so Cath, Sue and I take the dogs for a walk through the woods then back for breakfast and a trip to Saintes for the monthly market. Saintes is an old Roman town with a long straight high street and the market stretches from one end of the town to the other.
The street market in Saintes
Many of the stalls are repeated but there is plenty to see with lovely fabrics, buttons, shopping baskets and colourful clothing. Being Monday morning not many of the shops are open, but we all make a few purchases in Maison du Monde, pretty tea light holders, colourful plastic glasses and some silk flowers.
Window display of cup cakes in the opticians window
The yarn shop is closed, but maybe another visit later in the week. We have a coffee and do a bit of people watching for a while then home for lunch of Greek salad, bread and cheese in the garden.
lunch in the garden
In the afternoon we continue with our crochet cushions, the air is thick with concentration but the cushion covers are growing fast.
The crochet projects so far
After completing the most complicated round we go for a walk around the vineyard and come back for apero's and supper - Culli's (or perhaps I should say Rick Stein's) famous seafood ragout and tagliatelle, followed by lemon curdy pudding.

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