Dinner out

The alarm woke us at 7am. The idea being to get down the valley to St Girons, do some chores and actually get to the market before it closed. Brilliant idea but we had not figured it would still be dark. Having dragged ourselves out of bed and picked up all the stuff we needed and the list we trundled off.

First port of call was the Agri Co-op, which was still closed at 8-30 so we set off to the Bricolage. That was closed too but the motor factor was open so Vinnie got some new wipers. Wood from Mr Bricolage; plumbing bits from Agri Co-op; laundry in the laundrette and off to the market. A quick tour and pickup some cheese then collect the laundry before it started to spit with rain. A very sociable shop in the supermarket bumping into three folk from the village and back to the barn for lunch. Called in with Lee in Pont de La Taule to drop off his cag. His place there is definitely taking shape though motivation was waning. Suggested that we were available this week if it would inject some momentum to support.

The afternoon was spent fettling the wood burner in the outhouse then a short forage for mushrooms. We’re hooked on the mushy hunting wanting to learn as much as possible before we leave. We found another couple of Birch Bolets where we found some yesterday so they must just pop up daily. We also found an old bolet at another site which gives us another possible site to search. Still no trumpet de mort (horn of plenty) though.

An indoor shower and chillout for a while before we head down for dinner with Annie.

We had a lovely night with Annie. Excellent curry and homemade Indian Breads, cheese and choocy, before we knew it, it was midnight. Thanks Annie for a lovely night.

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