Posted: 06/11/2016 at 09:52
The Vendée Globe racers leave today and are already processing out of the yacht basin with much pzazz and hooting of horns. OH is watching it on TV thru a website on his PC. Great pictures and good reporting so far with all sorts of info on techniques and winds. We planned to go and find a bit of coast nearer this end of the start line and take a picnic but it's raining. 5 weeks of dry and now we get rain. Now that I am 27 I am not a wet picnic girl. We'll see.
Have fun with the new friends Busy. The lamb sounds gorgeous. We have invited our neighbours on either side for lunch in 2 weeks' time but have to wait for the gendarme to confirm his shifts. He works 4 nights on and 2 off so that he can be there and awake in the pms to help his wife with their handicapped daughter. The other neighbours are beef farmers and free any day they don't have their grandkids. Now to decide whether to do British or Belgian cuisine.
I have a slab of belly pork soaking in brine - Tom Kerridge recipe - for tonight's dinner and expect lots of lovely crackling but it's an experiment and not the sort of thing I can feed to the French first time out.
Cat - hope you perk up. Chicky - frost already? You'll soon warm up once you get going.
Brightening up to the west so better see about that picnic, just in case.