It has been a year since I started pilates and this week I actually decided to take some advice and do what my instructor had been suggesting for the last year and do the relxation exercises to relieve my arms and neck at the end of a long day in the butchery. Amazingly they worked and it has become part of my nightly ritual, apparently I am slow learner.
This weekend I enjoyed the company of a friend from Zimbabwe, and her son and partner, whom I had not seen for 12 years. To keep life simple and knowing that the weather would be warm I decided to keep lunch simple with sausages, salad, cheese, bread and a traditional French pudding of Cherry Clafouti. Leaving ample time for gossip.
The weekend seemed to be cursed from the beginning with delayed flights on Friday night due to thunder storms in UK and northern France, so they arrived super late, exhausted and then had to battle with mosquitoes during the night in Bordeaux where they were staying.....Home from home really. I discovered that evening that the son and his partner were vegetarian and after I had finished crying with laughter at their weekend getaway choice of a meat farmer/processors farm, I had to modify the menu slightly. Luckily they helped me out by arriving with their own lunch (how embarrassing) veggie burgers which I then nearly burnt on the cooker because I was talking to much. Really......you....
I missed out on the fact that they had closed 2 bridges in Bordeaux on the Sunday so when Gavin went to fetch them it took slightly longer than usual, an hour longer ther and back to be precise. And when they returned to the UK on the Monday the flight was delayed for 2 hours at the exciting Billi terminal in Merignac airport as the airline had misplaced some passengers.
Despite everything we had a fabulous day together. Not long enough but good. Happy travels home my friends.
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area