Well our first Christmas market was frankly, very disappointing. Roger described it as thin on the ground. There were games for the children, some crafts and a few foodie bits, but nothing that made me feel really Christmassy. There are some more to visit next weekend, so hopefully they will be better.
After the market we took a lovely walk around St Romans les Melle. Very short, just under 2 miles but lots to see. The church, which dates from the 12th century with a square tower being added in the 15th century. It dominates the village and is set in a valley which overlooks the square. St Romans also has 3 lavoirs and a lovely village centre with a tabac/bar and restaurant. We came across a pretty bridge called Pont Romain over the River Béronne. Beautiful spot, perfect for a picnic, but it was too cold for that today.