Well settled in now, and examining the surroundings and sharing rugby with Aussie visitors.
The rugby world cup kicked off last week and a Rugby mad Aussie boat arrived on the moorings , at the same time as the Australia v Fiji was starting on the telly. After much ribbing about the Ashes loss, and the Davis Cup loss, I invited them in to watch a rare Aussie victory. This before the English loss to Wales and before the crunch game coming up against the Aussies next Saturday. If we lose I will not be able to rib visiting Aussies again, disaster.
The good weather has meant we have been able to get out and about this week and last night we set the alarm for 4 am and had an amazing view of super moon eclipse, no light pollution here so fantastic views for a whole hour, and fried egg sandwiches before going back to bed.
The local market on Wednesday mornings is a little joy, not a massive amount of stalls but high quality local produce.
La Charite is a rich historical place and a lot of money has been spent renovating its historic buildings, and on a beautiful September day extremely pleasant place to stroll around
The renovated interiors are equally impressive.
Teresa has been drawing away most days and completed her first commissioned work this week, a dog called Brian. If you want to commission a work of your dog, cat, child, parents partner contact Teresa direct initially on the comments section of this Blog but hopefully soon she will have her own web site, watch this space.
When leaving the large church in La Charite Teresa spotted this ‘Father Christmas’ character relaxing before his annual rush to build and deliver all those toys.
This post was written by Terry Barrett
Photographs by Tes