I wandered over to the Auberge to put some meat in their freezer first thing and Freddy told me about a fete in Seix, down the valley. When I told Breezy plans for the day changed. The fete is to do with bringing down the animals from the mountains for the winter. They have a prize for the ugliest cow and all manner of other awards to dish out. It starts at 11am so we planned to get there about 12.
First off we did go up to the barn and just wandered about sharing ideas and talking about plans for different areas. We have settled on a tree near the grange to build a platform in, it is easily accessible and will be a bit of a test to see what reaction we get from locals if they find it.
Got down to Seix just after 12 having got a couple of supplies from the garage en route. Everyone was grabbing food and wine and settling down to long tables in the square. We were not sure what the score was as to paying and how it all worked generally. There were some stalls which were starting to pack up but there was a great buzz about the place. Need to find out more at some stage and also find out when things are happening. While we were there we did find out that there is a flower festival the next weekend so we may go to that. This time we wont be late.
On the way back through Pont de la Taule we spied Lee’s car so stopped to see how he was getting on and invite him over for dinner. He was quite excited having passed his hunting exam; a multi guess paper in French with topics covering history, animal recognition, the law, and everything to do with la chase. There is also a practical which he passed as well.
We were going to do some work on the barn in the afternoon but having had our sandwiches at the gite it started to rain. So Scrabble and reading books for the afternoon took priority.
In the evening were off to Clive and Gizelle’s for dinner and catch up. Among other things we discovered the reason for the lack of ballast delivery; the lorry is broken, well actually mort; so we need to make other plans. A great evening with fab food.