This time of the year is always busy for us.
Garden to keep tidy for our guests
Especially this adorable 'Labradoodle' from Holland.
He was the star staying in La Petite Maison
I found out he even takes his own selfies.
Summer time is a must for market shopping.
always get there early, before the crowds appear.
I start off with the fruit stalls.
Then the Charentais melons, to take home and have for lunch
served with some jambon cru, and a crusty baguette.
There was even a stall selling Jambon from the Auvergne.
Local honey on a croissant for breakfast.
A medley of tasty vegetables for lunch.
Traditional goodies to savour.
A lovely selection of rose shrubs.
Then I found a lovely stall with an English lady selling beautiful original things.
I loved these old cases & boxes she covers in decoupage.
In the summer there's always an organ grinder playing music .
Time for a spot of people watching and a cup of coffee before leaving.
Easy all in one meals.
Then the joy of eating outside.
Followed by Strawberries from the Dordogne.( The best in France )
Family and friends popping in for aperitifs.
All the things I love about summer.
How about you, what do you enjoy the most about summer ?
I'm looking forward to some long sunny summer days and evenings.