Last Days of Tour da France

Saturday, 20 June, 2015

Yes, this is the last full day of Tour da France. Where has all the time gone? It was only yesterday we were flying into Bordeaux airport. Any way, there are not too many activities for today either especially as there was little enthusiasm for the bike tour to another village.

Douglas is to put on another gala fest tonight so needs to head to the market again this morning. Colin Julie and Mouse join him but it is a classic case of Brown’s Cows before they finally get going.

Great tomatoes again

Great tomatoes again

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Doug and Mouse considering the vegies

Doug and Mouse considering the vegies

Sweets

Sweets

Colin puts out the wines for tonight

Colin puts out the wines for tonight

Using a blow torch to set the candles in the candlelabra

Using a blow torch to set the candles in the candlelabra

Julie peeling onions for Doug

Julie peeling onions for Doug

Mouse pitching in too

Mouse pitching in too

Doug rabbiting at the stove

Doug rabbiting at the stove

There was to be no formal lunch today but the market troops bring back baguettes, ham and cheeses. As well, Michael and Di buy some sausages from the local shops.

The bright red sausages on the BBQ.

The bright red sausages on the BBQ.

Mick, the Pit Master

Mick, the Pit Master

The Perfect Lunch. Baguette fried on the BBQ in sausage fat, sausage and premium ham on top

The Perfect Lunch. Baguette fried on the BBQ in sausage fat, sausage and premium ham on top

I guessed that these were Merguez sausages and so it proved to be the case. North African in source.

Julie did not have anything - too many of the strawberries for breakfast

Julie did not have anything – too many of the strawberries for breakfast

Rob and Chris before dinner from our balcony

Rob and Chris before dinner from our balcony

Drinks and Canapes before dinner

Drinks and Canapes before dinner

Oysters+ for canapes

Oysters+ for canapes

Toto and tonight's wines

Toto and tonight’s wines

The Corks - the Grand Prize won by Jeremy

The Corks – the Grand Prize won by Jeremy

Jeremy's Grand Prize

Jeremy’s Grand Prize

Stunning Mackerel Dish. The Mackerel was cooked by JV during yesterdays cooking class

Stunning Mackerel Dish. The Mackerel was cooked by JV during yesterdays cooking class

Wine with the main courses

Wine with the main courses

A rabbit based onion soup - unusual and great

A rabbit based onion soup – unusual and great

The French chooks just out of the oven

The French chooks just out of the oven

Chook on the plate

Chook on the plate

Sauternes to accompany dessert

Sauternes to accompany dessert

Panna cotta et al

Panna cotta et al

Another excellent meal from Douglas Elder with a little bit of help from the participant’s cooking class from yesterday.

Well viewers, it has taken me six days to catch up to this point and finish this one post. I hope to do better with the Georgia part of the trip which is next but I am a long way behind. Until then ”””’

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One Response to Last Days of Tour da France

  1. dawn says:

    Love the chateau!….looking forward to sharing in the next adventure. Freezing here – 2 this morning! Dawn and Chas XX

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