Le douceur angevin? Ca fait plutot froid.

I managed to sleep until noon today, so I missed the entire morning and went straight into lunch rather than eating breakfast pastries. Sorry, Rachel. I got up, got showered and dressed, then we went to Le May's bar, where Antoine's brother works, to pick up Julien and his girlfriend, Lolotte and bring them with us for lunch. They brought along their cat, who spent all of lunch chasing and being chased by Antoine and Fanny's cat, Kira (full name: Chat-Kira).

They really seemed to enjoy the bottle of Menetou-Salon blanc that I brought along, which was lucky because I know just about nothing about wine and just bought something that I was familiar with. We had a lovely and huge Sunday dinner, which was also a birthday dinner for Antoine's sister, Lucie. For dessert, rather than a birthday cake, there was an assortment of pastries from the shop. I had a cream puff, which was lovely and very filling. Having grown up in a pastry shop, the Astagneau children all know a lot about pastry and have developed delicate tastebuds when it comes to these things - they could tell that their father was using a different brand of vanilla these days. Wow.

Once lunch was finished, it was time to race to the train station to make sure I made my train. We made it just in time for me to buy my ticket, say my goodbyes, and hop on the train.

The wait at St Pierre des Corps was shorter on the way back, so I only had 20 minutes between my trains. Anca brought me back to the abbey from Montrichard, I checked my email and chatted online for a while, then collapsed into bed, exhausted from my excursion into Real France!

srah - Sunday, 11 July 2004 - 5:38 PM

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gravatar alfie - July 19, 2004 - 11:31 AM -

Who is Rachel?

gravatar srah - July 19, 2004 - 1:35 PM -

Rachel from SI, my pastry-eating muse.

gravatar Rachel - July 19, 2004 - 1:53 PM -

Je suis Rachel! :)

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