Today I was going to write about two things – one in the past (a wonderful visit to Bordeaux), the other for the future (of Bath City Farm). But instead I’ll just stick to one as another bad night has left me feeling too tired for anything more. So – the farm will wait till tomorrow.
Our (virtual) trip to Bordeaux though was perfect, not least because it was accompanied by The Very Best (proper French) Coffee Eclairs I’ve ever eaten. Baked by Malcolm. This used to be a bit of a speciality of his, but somehow it hasn’t had an outing for a while. I’m not sure how that happened, but it certainly isn’t going to happen again – I demand regular reprisals of this one!
I’ll leave you with some of Malcolm’s photos of Bordeaux, which we enjoyed with our coffee and eclairs and the accompaniment of music he recorded when we happened upon a street festival (celebrating the start of the grape harvest I think) when we visited last year.
It’s a lovely city centre, well provided for walking and cycling and with good affordable public transport (especially those trams!). I’d definitely love to go back there for real one day. In the meantime, this brought back many happy memories.
Which perhaps will help take your mind off the bizarre political shenanigans here in the UK this weekend, and today in particular. If you’re anything like me, you may well need your mind taking off it. I’m not sure how much more of this deliberate incompetence arrogance and nepotism I can take.
Anyway, despite that, I hope you’re well, still staying at home, and I’ll see you again tomorrow for a glorious Bank Holiday Monday xx