Friday, 4 January 2013

A few days away . .

The Abbaye at St-Jean D'angely

Happy New New to you all, I hope you had a relaxing time over the Festive Season??? I expect a lot of you will be returning to work for a rest!

I am in the  middle of my annual New Year trip away to visit friends either France or Spain. This year it is France.
We arrived in France at Bordeaux airport on New Years Eve and had to wait for a couple of hours for my friends to collect us so we took a train into Bordeaux for a poodle about. We didn't see a lot of the city but what we did see was very beautiful. There were several Art Deco buildings in the street next to the station. The Cafe Du Levant had a very splendid frontage with lots of gold tile work and Art Deco statuary.

   A beautiful Art Deco building.

We had flown quite early and were getting hungry so we succumbed to an early lunch of Moules et Fritte. Heaven!

 Heaven on a dish.

 We had a reasonably riotous News Year Eve with my friend John playing in a local band at a local bar - it was great fun. Needless to say the next day was very quiet . .!
A trip into St-Jean D'angley gave me a chance to have a good look around and take some photos. My friends Sue and John live in the tiny hamlet of La Verderie and St-Jean D'angely is a town quite close by.
The Abbaye there is very beautiful with many arches and gorgeous views.
 
 Looking through an arch - at more arches.

 I love the peeling paint of the wooden shutters next to the grey stonework of the buildings of this area. Very subtle but beautiful colour combinations.
 
 
 A Fab door within a door.

 Of course no trip to France is complete with out a visit to a patisserie. Just the way they package your purchases makes the visit worthwhile.

 What's in the box?
 

CAKES!!!!

This is just a short post - I will tell you more when I get home at the weekend, we are off out to lunch shortly so will have to dash off.


More soon . . . 

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