Today was my other half's birthday.
For the past few days we'd had beautiful blue sky and warm sunshine.
As it was the first signs of warm spring weather, we were looking forward to a nice day out in the Perigord region. about an hours drive from where we live, hoping to have lunch sitting outside at one of the many restaurants we love to eat at. It was not to be. We woke to grey drizzly weather.
Not a day to be driving, wanting to enjoy seeing the numerous Chateaux we would pass on the way.
We decided to put that visit on hold for the next sunny period.
My other half who is easily pleased, suggested we should make a quick trip
to the local supermarket and buy the ingredients for a nice lunch.
While I was waiting near the checkout for him to choose the wine
I saw a glow of yellow from a huge bucket which was full of daffodils.
I slipped a couple of bunches in with food items.
We did end up with a feeling of spring sunshine even if was only from the daffodils.
I hope you'll enjoy them as much as we will.
As we had planned to be eating out, I hadn't made a birthday cake.
We don't very often eat bought gateaux, but French patisserie is delicious.
This is what he chose for his birthday gateaux.
I checked the name on the box and it was called
' Religieuse café '
Not sure why ! but the icing looks like a priests ruffle collar.
It was so delicious, the choux pastry was filled with a caramel cream
and the glaze was coffee.
A missed day out, turned into a day in, enjoying a nice meal and a house full of daffodils.
When we do take our drive into the Perigord region, I'll be taking my camera with me,
so you will also be able to enjoy visiting this area of France. Which I know you will love.
So come back soon & take a peep.