My colleague Alexandra (of the baby bottle) kindly invited me to spend the weekend with her husband and in-laws at their house in a village about half an hour from Lyon. It was just lovely - I can see why people fall in love with rural France!
Saturday's project was to build a shelter for a pair of sheep who are coming to keep the grass neatly cut. Christophe's parents came to help out.
The finished product.
The back of the house.
The view from my room on the second floor.
While the boys were working, we went to a craft fair in the nearby village of Hières-sur-Amby. The local praline tarts were a little too sweet for me.
But the hats were cool.
I liked this one in particular - a linen sun hat. Too small though.
The village church tower.
Then on to Larina, where we walked up a hill.
To see the Roman ruins.
And a surprising view of the village below.
Dinner Saturday night at a local restaurant serving regional specialties, including the cheese plate.
And chocolate cake with cream sauce for dessert.
Sunday lunch on the sun porch.
Then a stroll around the village.
A typical house.
On to the picturesque village of Pérouges which is famous for its galettes.
And its medieval charm.
Back to Lyon and work.