Sunday, 30 March 2014

Rainbow's end?

We have enjoyed some glorious weather in March, in fact on some days you would think it was the middle of summer although the evenings are still cool. Late last week we received a short shower and shortly afterwards a beautiful rainbow appeared in the fields close to les Deux Platanes. Unfortunately I did not have time to dash over with my spade to retrieve the pot of gold - the story of my life! 

Maybe the three horses will know the location of the gold?

Maureen has been hard at work keeping her little plants healthy although the warm weather has been a mixed blessing in that some of the little things have suffered from heat stroke or the plant equivalent.

These geraniums should be ready to plant out in a few weeks

More plants waiting for repotting!
On our website we have a link to L'Hermitage restaurant in Buzancais and since yesterday was Maureen's birthday we booked a table with some of our French friends. Unknown to us it changed hands over the winter. L'Hermitage always had a good reputation so we were concerned about our evening out. We are pleased to report that it was BETTER than ever! Two guys from Paris have bought the hotel and the standards were even higher than before. We had a magnificent meal, in what I can only describe as a great 'silver service' restaurant, the 29 Euro you would not find better in the UK and maybe even France for the money. If you are coming to Les Deux Platanes this year mark this on your 'to-do' list.

Work has started on getting the cottage ready for our first guests who arrive at the beginning of May. Time for a spot of painting to make sure it is up to the usual high standards, this year it is the turn of the 'Blue' room for some attention.