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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Christmas in France

Christmas started with a trip to the Christmas market in Bordeaux and of course Ikea...

No Christmas tree at la Verderie this year, I am fed up with clearing up pine needles which the dogs spread all over the house, so have gone for a couple of branches from the old walnut tree around the corner and my vintage glass baubles.

Buddy our new rescue dog is settling in well and he and BeBop have become inseparable.

The weather was fantastic for most of December, cold and frosty at night with blue skies and warm sunshine during the day, perfect.
But our luck ran out for Christmas with the tail end of the UK storm,the weather turned to mild, wet and windy.
A quick last minute shopping trip to the market in St Jean on Christmas Eve, then a few drinks in the bar which is packed with French and English (wearing their Christmas sweaters) all tucking into oysters, cakes, mince pies and chocolates.

Back home to walk the dogs, make the turkey stuffing and slump in front of the Christmas films.
Christmas day was lovely, just 6 of us for lunch (and 5 dogs), lots of eating, drinking and relaxing.
On Boxing Day we went for a walk on the beach, perfectly timed in brilliant sunshine between the showers.

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