Sunday, 25 September 2011
The above two pics show Lynne in the village of Vianne and Lynne with a souvenir watercolour of the Village of Vianne.
(This is the last photo taken on the last day. Come back for more photos at the same time, same place, next year)
Our last picnic in the shadow of the Chateau de Lavardens
Dinner at the Cafe St Hubert at Gazaupouy on our way back from Toulouse
Inside Les Jacobins in Toulouse
What the heck shall I do with this?
This is us on the medieval bridge just outside the dining room window at The Mill
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 16:00
Monday, 19 September 2011
AT THE NERVE CENTRE
Lynne Macmillan demonstrating how it all comes together in the kitchen.
GETTING OUR MINDS INTO GEAR
This is us preparing for lunch by taking in the view near the Abbaye de Flaran.
The menu consisted of:
game pate and salad, followed by grilled young wild boar, grilled stag, poor mans' potatoes and beans, and then apple tart with armagnac, and all washed down with coffee and armagnac.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 18:06
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Here are some shots of the group hard at work on the U3A Cooking with Lynne course in sunny southwest France.
Here we are enjoying Lynne's first lesson in the garden at the Mill.
And here we are at the waterlily farm that supplied plants to the French impressionist Monet.
And, finally, here we are having dinner under les arcades at the small village of Montreal.
Watch this space for more pics of Aussie hard yakka in Europe.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 06:42
Sunday, 11 September 2011
This is a shot of the U3A Australians in front of the medieval bridge at Poedenas in SW France.
They're visiting Gascony on the Cooking with Lynne course.
We're on our way to Mezin market to buy the fresh produce and other goodies for this afternoon's lesson.
In between we'll have lunch at the Le Vieux Pressoire, taste some wine, follow Lynne cooking, try some more wine, have some wine with dinner and then it's off to bed for a good night's sleep so that we'll be well rested for tomorrow's wine tasting events.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 11:28
Lynne's group arrived in Bordeaux mid afternoon after a few days in Paris.
This is a team shot in front of the medieval church of St Jean-Baptiste in Bazas. ( Two of the team have already disappeared into the church - I'll try to make sure they're in the next shot).
We're on our way to The Mill in Poudenas where they will be staying for a fortnight on the U3A Cooking with Lynne course.
Tomorrow we go to Mezin market to get what we need for the first lesson.
Watch this space.
Posted by Ray Johnstone at 11:24