Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year 2013

Mas de l'Houvande wishes you the very best for the year 2013.

May all your wishes and dreams come true and especially may you stay in good health.

À votre santé
Zum Wohl
Cin Cin

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lovely rainbows

After a period of cold weather the rain has come to the Lot and Prayssac.
Nothing special for the time of the season but this time the rainbows are just marvellous and very often in double.

According to the weather forecasts a white Christmas will not be for this year either - of course only if we survive the end of the world according to the Maya calendar on the 21th of december.

But don't let out your sleep for that.

See you next week.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Winter degustation at Fages

It has become a winter tradition at château Fages (Luzech): in the beginning of december there is an open house day with bread baking à l'ancienne, a walk in the winter sun throughout the vineyards around the château and of course a marvellous wine degustation.

This is always accompanied with Glühwein to warm body and mind and all kinds of little "tapas" made maison.

Just one photo to catch the winterly pre-Christmas atmosphere : a lovely decorated sofa in the 18th Century wine cave .

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winterly days

Like a bit everywhere in Europe I suppose the last few days we had winterly weather here in the Lot : freezy nights, drizzling snow and rime and hoarfrost in the morning.

Of course nothing compared to the situation in the East of Europe but in the region here one always wonders, getting up in the morning and seeing some snow, esp. when it is not forecast as such.

I would say : Keep yourself warm near the fireplace.