After my post last week I thought hubby and I were going out for a quiet meal together and once again all the family turned up - more tears of joy from me!!!
They bought me a surprise present too, that I will report on when I get to use it, and these beautiful flowers!
Now, as promised we return to France and one of the day trips we went on with our lovely friends, my ex sister in law and her hubby!
We went to l'Abbaye Royale de la Reau, which was founded under the protection of Eleanor Of Aquitaine! It has recently been opened up to the public and was a real treat of a place with lots of hidden surprises!!
It has had many uses over the centuries and during the time of the Napoleonic Empire was a boarding school
An invitation to sit down and read!If only we had the time!!
I loved the wallpaper in this room - lots of vignettes of fables
This is where meat would have been stored in the kitchen, although I wasn't sure about the toy lamb being put in there!!
Outside the grounds are being restored too!
We walked across to this tower...
..this was one of many lizards...
…but we have no idea what the tower could have been for!
There were chickens running around on our way back to the carpark and inside the building was a goat.
You can see how patient I have to be...
…to get this man to be sensible!!
Thanks for looking and I hope to visit soon! Chris