Tuesday, September 10, 2013

visiting mark

Day 6, 7 & 8

We decided to relax for a couple of days, in good company.  Caroline, Alix, Sophia and Ollie barbecued with us one evening, after a day lounging by the pool and exploring a little.  The following day we did the same, Mark popped by from time to time as his work allowed, which was lovely.  Got to learn some of the campsite goings on and discovered that there was a night market that very night in Villereal the local town.  

The market square had a beautiful covered central area packed with vendors producing speciality dishes from the region and the rest of the square had been filled with tables and chairs for the shoppers to dine at.  There was a lovely atmosphere and it was packed.  The choice of food and drink was amazing so we had our fill, a bit from here a bit from there.  Calamari, vegan salads, local sausages - freshly grilled, chips in goose fat.  Local wine and strawberries and melon for afters.  

Caroline picked us up the following morning to breakfast in Monpazier, another beautiful fortified town.  We swung by Biron to admire the chateau for a moment and checked out Marks’ pad, a great little house down by a river shaded under huge trees.  Idilic in the sunshine but a bit too remote to be there year long, which is how he came to be in the mountains in the winter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

....I need to write down these places and visit sometime....this blog place in particular looks gorgeous! xx Moi