Monday, 3 August 2015

First Year Nibbles

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.

First Year 3
First Year 1
First Year 2
First Year 6
First Year 5

8 comments:

  1. Great photos, what a lovely gesture to your neighbours, to celebrate your 1st year. Fab Fab Fab.

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    1. It was fun but I was nervous, but all went well. Roger was given lots of wine as they remembered it was his birthday the previous day x

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  2. I have to agree the French have been very friendly here as well but your farming friends sound very interesting and a lot of fun.Hope you are both well Diane xx

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    1. Olivier on the bike is a character and I have to keep telling him off for talking patois :) x

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  3. What a great way to mark your 1st anniversary in France. Looks fab! x

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    1. We had a great time, everyone has been so kind. Couldn't have wished for a better hamlet x

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  4. Glad that you have good neighbours, and that they are willing to share their French way of life with you.

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    1. We havs been made to feel so welcome, which makes settling in to a new life so much easier x

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