A lovely day out – 20th May 2018

Sorry this is a day late but yesterday we had a lovely day trip to Angoulême with Pat’s camera club. This was the 3rd attempt at getting there as the other two days had been rained out. Thankfully this weekend we are having glorious weather. The sun is shining and while not hot in the sun it can be warm. I did forget my jumper yesterday and did have to buy myself a light jumper (the price was reduced) as I was cold in just a t-shirt.

You do know you live in the country when a farmer is prepared to stop traffic on a relatively main road to allow his cows to cross from one field to another. That was the start of our journey.

For those of you who don’t know Angoulême (or have only visited the train station) the town is built on top of a plateau above the river Charente, it was a paper town. Previously during the 100 year war it had been considered part of England! As it sits on a plateau you can get some amazing views out over the Charente landscape. It the present day it has the tour de ramparts, which is a vintage car race around the ramparts, and various painted walls in the city (cartoons) some are absolutely amazing. I’ve got a few photos below as we did walk around the city looking for these cartoons and paintings to photograph, we did also walk around some of the ramparts. All in all it was a great day.
One of my first photos is actually of a painter, painting a control post (these are used where cars are restricted in access).

Today is also looking fabulous and I think it is time to do some gardening. The job I just love (not) but it will be nice to have a freshly cut lawn and to do some weeding where it is seriously needed. It is also time for me to de-pot my tulips and daffodils. I’ve decided some pots will be used for tomatoes, some for dahlias and others just for some fun colourful flowers such as petunia’s. However as garden centre’s are not open on Sunday’s a lot of the planting will just have to wait until next week.

So for now, à bientôt, from our wonderful part of France – Delia

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