In between the workshops we went shopping for yarn and fabric in Saintes
And more yarn shopping and sightseeing in Cognac
Carol was out for a run at sunrise in the mornings and I was out with the dogs, looking for inspiration in the lovely autumn shades.
We spent the evenings enjoying leisurely suppers of figs with parma ham and feta cheese, goats cheese souffles, warming soups and stews, followed by croissant bread and butter pudding, cheesecake and chocolate torte then a glass of wine or two in front of the log burner,
It has been a really lovely week to end the season, La Verderie feels very quiet now that everyone has gone but we are looking forward to 2016 with spaces for the knitting retreats filling up fast.