I have been on my holidays in the Vendee at La Garangeoire. It is a great site and I have been round the kitchens and saw how the Chef made his pate de Foie Gras for the restaurant and had a go a piping macaroons – which are included in the cafe gourmande dessert. The weather has been great and during the first week I painted on canvas with acrylics under the supervision of artiste Sylvie Berthome a local artist. I love my picture but those painted by Sylvie were superb. Sadly I didn’t have my camera with me so I can’t show you some of her work. In the hour that it took me I also was able to speak my limited French (but I am improving!!!) as she spoke very little English so it was a great way to practice – she also practiced her English that she knew on me.
The 2 top pictures are the picture I painted and me at the lesson with Sylvie. The 2 other pictures are me with the caravan on the way to the Vendee in an aire and Joe and I on the beach at Bretignolles Sur Mer.
Well TTFN until I post again