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Sunset Picnic

June 22, 2018

We landed back in France in the early hours of yesterday morning, and it feels like a completely different place – summer has (belatedly) arrived! Everything is now dry and the temperatures at night are balmy. What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than with a picnic at sunset on the edge of the property.

For the best evening views you have to climb out onto a fire-road that follows a ridge past our temporary home. The sun sets beyond a mountain range in the far distance. Yesterday was one of the longest days of the year so we had plenty of time to soak up some golden light and a enjoy a glass of something cold.

We loved our time in England, particularly that spent with family and friends, but the cheese and bread simply do not stand up well by comparison. A very fresh baguette and some brie that responded to the warmth by beginning to ooze, were the perfect paring as we spent some time alone looking forward to the last  section of our wonderful adventure.