August 31, 2006
Part two of the saga of the summer of 2006
Our one booked and paid for part of the holiday
was in this house "Haut Toupian" just outside
Goudargues in the Gard.
This was again a clever conversion, the hill had
been terraced for olive trees.
As next door still was
And these terraces had been incorporated to make it
a house and garden on many levels.
There was a swimming pool on one.
And a handy bower for me to do my writing on another.
There was still very much a feeling of being in the middle
of the country and as well as singing to us constantly, the
crickets kept dropping in.
There was a fig tree in the garden which was being
devoured by wasps.
But we managed to save a delicious bowlful or two.
A great terrace for Barbrcues
And more barbecues (this one of Magret de Canard)
Inside the cool veranda was shaded by a canopy.
This we needed as the temperatures hit the 40's
while we were here
We did however manage one meal out.
We dined again in the Vieille Fontaine in Cornillon.
A restaurant which has a breathtaking view of the
valley of the Ceze.
It also manages extremely good food.
This was my starter of Scallop, Artichoke
I couldn't have done better myself.
Rather a lot of food in this entry isn't there.
It must have been the hungry company.