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Diary of Options holiday in the French Gîte "Grue Demoiselle"
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3rd to 9th July 2016.
Holidaying are:
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We met Geraint at Stanstead airport and travelled to Limoges we then went to the gîte where we met Wendy who was well known to us all. Betty was there from the previous week.

After unpacking we had a lovely piece of local Limousin beef for dinner. It was quite late by the time we finished so after being greeted by our hosts, Catherine and Jim and the dogs, tommy and moriaty, we turned in for and early night.

We chose to do a shopping trip and to have lunch out in Bellac. France 2016
FRance 2016 We started on some craft activities which were on-going projects.
In the evening we had a mint and melon cocktail, cold sliced meat and salad and new potatoes and rhubarb crumble made from fruit from the garden. It was so hot we sat outside drinking and relaxing till it was time for bed. France 2016
France 2016 We set off early with picnic, tables and chairs and a few activities to do while we waited for the tour de France cyclists to come by. It was a very exciting day with people lining the roads to watch all the cars and floats which preceded the race and of course we had a first class view of the race itself.
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We went to Mont Senard to visit the old buildings which are open to the public. Our favourite was the school room. we found a super little place for lunch before returning to the Gite, via the shops.

In the evening we had a bbq and invited some friends. then we all played petang.

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Another very hot day so we headed for the lakes at Paradoux for a shady picnic and a paddle for those who wished.

After some bead activites in the shade of the trees, we set off to Le Dorat to dine at the farmer’s market, a very special occasion with lots of French music and taking our food to be cooked on the massive BBQs.

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This morning we set up around the grounds of the Gîte and did some painting .France 2016
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France 2016 We then packed a picnic and went on a spectacular trip up the mountain of Blond.
We had to walk the last bit and it was very steep but the views made it all worthwhile and it was much cooler up there too. France 2016
France 2016 In the evening we had our final dinner at our favourite restaurant in Mont Senard and what a lovely meal we had!
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