As an ex-pat American living part of the year in country France, I am continually being asked what I do every day. The reality is very much what I do anywhere but I thought it might be a good idea to chronicle one day and today is the day.
Very close to where I live there is an old Moulin Vent (wind mill) that still works. It grinds the farmers wheat into flour and it produces the most wonderful baking flour. I walked there this morning and took a few pictures. It was a beautiful blue sky day.
In the summer, it is wonderful to come here for a picnic lunch.
After the walk I drove into the village for my regular coffee and breakfast. Today I had a Tartine, instead of my usual croissant, just look at how much they serve you.
Tummy full, I drove to the beautiful village of Lusignac to take more pictures of the gorgeous rolling hills and 15th century buildings.
I proceeded on to a neighboring village and photographed the very beautiful manoir of a friend.
This is the Chateau I bought in 1998 and totally renovated. I sold it as I wanted to downsize, not sure I made the right decision as now I feel my new home is too small.
A beautiful old door in La Tour Blanche
After lunch I went to the atelier of a young man, Gaeton Bordier, who does wonders with iron. He is fixing a piece I bought for French Vintage Home and I hope to have it tomorrow.
The pictures are the outside of the cave where he has set up shop. An amazing place.
Gaeton was a student of the very well known iron artist André Dubreuil. See André Dubreuil's work at this gallery in Paris.
So that is how I spent my day today. More to come...........
I did not wear the right shoes, I think these boots would have been a better idea.
Those that know me see me in these from Tory Burch instead. Aren't they gorgeous ?
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.....