To say a big Thank You to our neighbours for making our 1st year so special, we invited them round for drinks and nibbles on Saturday evening. The food I’d made all got eaten, but always check the size of your vol-au-vents when you buy them, they were not nibble sized so difficult to eat, crumbs everywhere. Before we moved here, we had been told that French people are reserved and don’t invite people they don’t know well into their homes, but our experience has been the complete opposite. They have make us feel so welcome and have invited us to join them at their homes for a meal and a tipple. We’ve cracked walnuts together, had oil pressed, sewn potatoes and ridden combine harvesters, all these things we would never have done without their invitation and enthusiasm. And its sounds as though there are more experiences to come, harvesting sunflowers and picking grapes are on the agenda. With the excitement and nervousness of the afternoon, the camera got forgotten, so the photos are thin on the ground.