Sunday, 15 September 2013

Chanson D'amour - Manhatten Transfer

As you will likely have realised yesterday's post was a day ahead of its time, but for me the temptation of showing off such a variety of birds was all too much. It was 13:00 Friday we left Harbins and just 5 minutes later we were starting the boarding process for our flight to France. Starting any journey that way is a huge bonus and by 13:45 we were airborne.
Don't quite know how RyanAir managed to get 25 minutes ahead
schedule but by 16:25 'local' we arrived at
in the South of France.
While this chart gives no indication of our 
final destination
it was a pleasant enough couple of hours driving past
quaint French villages
and acre upon acre of Sunflowers before arriving at
south and west of the airport.
The Welcoming Committee consisted of this
LIZARD, yet to be identified,
and what is thought to be THE SORCERER (moth) Aedia leucomelas which my learned friend has trapped before in France and Italy. Think there is only one UK record, with the only confusion species being The Alchemist. If you see another it should be stunning black and white.
A quick photographic trip around the house and garden
needs little by way of explanation except
when it comes to my bedroom!!
After the fact finding tour, it was most certainly time for dinner
so another short drive to the neighbouring village of
and the 
a favoured eating house of Hugh and Janet.
A convivial welcome for us all from left
HUGH, MOI, JANET and her mum JOYCE.
Mine Host
and Chef STEPHAN
Foie Gras de Canard the starter for me
followed by one of my all time favourites
Confit de Canard.
I did ask if there was a 'Duck Dessert' which raised a chuckle.
Joyce opted for the Meringue
but failed to scale the North Face on her own.

 For me Moelleux au Chocolat.
The evening was completed with a 1976 Armagnac after which
we bid our Hosts and Fellow Dinners 'good night'
and wandered back to the perfect tranquillity of the house.
The property is owned by the Dampney Family but when not in use
is available 'on lease' to one and all.
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