One of the days we headed out and stopped off at Nieuil l'Espoir, a beautiful little town, very quiet on the day we were there!
We visited this lovely church.
I loved the pink glow created by the window
The Boulangerie had a fabulous Summer display...
..perfect for the time of year and the temperature!
We continued our journey intending to go for lunch but passed a Lavoir - an old washhouse - we just had to stop!
The path was quite overgrown but so worth the tickles on the legs!
We had never seen so many varieties of dragonflies in one place, although they were so fast we kept missing with our cameras!
We went up to the restaurant our friends wanted to visit, only to find it closed on the day we were there so it was off to find somewhere else.
We came across this Auberge - we were too late for a seat outside so had a shady spot inside instead. The first course wasn't memorable at all, quiche and salad as it was towards the end of lunch time and ew had missed the specials, but the desert was a wonderful fruit salad - as you can see we had our usual water to drink!
We called in at the church first
There is a moat around the walls
You get an idea of the site of the grounds and building here!
A beautiful beetle..and our friends behind the plant!
This is as close as we got to seeing the abbey - a small chapel on the way to a modern chapel that the monk in the reception area directed us to saying that he didn't like it..I'll let you judge!
It certainly wasn't very ornate...
..and my SIL and I weren't so sure about the crucifix on the altar..but the light from the windows...
You know how I love to see light projected around churches so I think you can guess what I liked about this place!
Finally - I would love to have this in my garden...
...two for Elizabeth(and Bleubeard of course), our hosts at T Stands for Tuesday...
...and one for Helen(H)...what on Earth is this huge flower...do you know please?
Happy T Day everyone - I'll try to show you where we went on Saturday in my next post!
Thanks for looking, Chris