It has been a busy month introducing a new market location into the schedule. I have discovered how easy it is to fall into predictable, safe working patterns and become lazy about how to organise my days. With the children growing up and doing other things and the youngest growing up and becoming more indpendent there is actually more usable time in a day than there used to be. Not that you would know it from the irregularity of my blog ;). So, the new market in Chalais is ticking along and I have seen a few people from Riberac market who live closer to Chalais anyway and prefer it for their weekly shop. It is quieter, everyone knows everyone, and I have a very chatty neighbour so I am learning Charentaise french. All good fun.
He celebrated another birthday on Sunday and we ate homemade lomo some fizzy (spanish, it went with the lomo theme ;)) for aperos, then slow-roasted lamb shoulder with roast potatoes, spicey cauliflower, onions and purple carrots and cabbage, some rather good Blaye wine. Apple crumble and Glace à la Ferme ice cream for dessert. Food carbon footprint......pretty darned small:) and I shall polish my halo later ;) It was a satisfied group who left the table after lunch.