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Thursday, July 30, 2015

'Le Tour De France......With A Twist' and a Postcard from PARIS

Recently at The Batemans Bay Writers Festival I came across the above little brochure for 
'Le Tour with a twist'
and all without a bicycle in sight

I hung onto this gem for a couple of weeks and thought on the morning of 27th June I'll go to that
So organised Mr Armchair to watch JoJo (after he dropped me off at the venue of course) so I could partake in the Wine Tastings

We don't often attend events together spontaneously due to caring issues etc so a lot of the time one of us only get to go

On arrival on every table was a map of Le Tour
and I thought this is going to be so good
and it didn't let me was such a lovely couple of hours there

A little plate and French Flag on the table

Not long into the slides it was time for our first refreshments hence Drinks Station 1

I didn't partake in the Beer Tasting as I was not sure if the Beer had gluten in it as it often contains Barley/Malt but I did try the Cider

I did think of you here Fiona at Bubz Rugz lol

These little sweets were apparently made by accident back in the day and turned out to be very popular hence they are still made today

Oh time for Drinks Station 2

The next Taster......very nice too

All wine served in petite glasses, of course

This Malbec was particularly delicious

I don't have the paperwork for the next Drink Station but it too was very nice
mmmmm the whole night just flowed so smoothly and I'm so pleased I decided to go even if it was by myself

 The following week my Sister-in-Law made a day trip down to visit and brought a bottle of French wine and cheese to share

I'm looking through Shannon Bennett's Paris book as well at the moment

Meanwhile a postcard arrived for me all the way from Paris from my Friend Lindee
Thank You so much Lindee........I was so excited to receive this

I'm spending less and less time here in Bogland due to my upcoming *Paris* holiday with my Son
I'm still reading everyone's blogs but just a tad pushed for time to comment on all of them
JoJo's had some health issues........I've got stuff happening but that's typical isn't it when something big is happening
But I will get there!!!!!

4 weeks and 4 days to go........

Love Dzintra xo 


Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Best wishes to Jojo.

Happy days.

Chookyblue...... said...

that sounds wonderful.........

Susan said...

Good practice for your upcoming trip!

shez said...

Hi My lovely friend,how exciting,sounds like a fun night,I hope JoJo is feeling better,enjoy your weekend my lovely friend xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Getting exciting now Dzintra. Hope JoJo is feeling better xx

Nat Palaskas said...

You are doing more things living in that little coastal town Bateman's Bay than me living in the big smoke Melbourne! Good on your going there all by yourself. I hope you've met someone nice to chat too. Not long my friend before you are on top of that Eifel Tower! Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You are getting ready for PARIS, aren't you ! It's always good to have a taste of the place you are going to visit, and a little sip of it too! Happy planning and dreaming dearest Dzintra! Anita

KimM said...

Wow - what FUN! I envy you going to Paris. I was there once - with my dear mother and my daughter. It's so beautiful there. The French are very accommodating and polite, I found. Have a great time!!!

Sea Cottage said...

Oooh this looks like fun. So glad you were able to attend. I wish you a WONDERFUL time on your once in a lifetime trip to France!!!! I am so excited for you xo

Diane-crewe said...

what a wonderful way to get into the spirit of your soon to happen holiday x Just a shame you were on your own xx

Fiona said...

what a lovely event to go to (I'm so touched you thought of me - and yes, I would have been happy tasting the beer for you!!) Not long to go till your holiday... woohooo

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