Friday, 6 July 2007

A day out for The Grand Duchess

The Grand Duchess loves a wedding. She is almost unique in France and is always the centre of attention wherever she goes. This week she presided over a wedding in Carcassonne and looked resplendent with her trimmings and ribbons done by the bride in true French style. She purred slowly through the narrow medieval streets of the old city arriving with dignity at the splendid Carcassonne Cathedral. Someone tried to upstage her in an Aston Martin DB9 convertible but guess who drew the most admiring glances ?

After the service the new bride and groom were driven round the town to loud applause and hooting wherever they went. This was then followed by the entire wedding party of 50 cars driving to Limoux to the reception with continuous blaring of horns, none however could match The Duchess's vintage tone, the old girl was in her element leading the cavalcade of young upstarts who will long be forgotten and in the scrapyard whilst she will continue to bowl through the countryside giving pleasure to all.

Finally I have been kind and not mentioned the weather. However I know that lots of you peek in to Sally's Chateau hoping for a glimpse of the hot sun. It is my pleasure, nay duty even, to report that we have a scorcher down here. A perfect July day with a light breeze and an utterly cloudless sky. The fields of wheat are a magnificent shade of gold rustling gently with the sound of the combine rumbling in the distance. Sharp bursts of yellow appear ever more frequently as the sunflowers launch their summer display.

To top it all the visitors have just produced the most divine and mouthwatering clafoutis ,still slightly warm, filled with fresh apricots and cherries, with a dollop of cream on top it's the sort of afternoon where you might imagine you are in heaven.


Frank & sisters said...

Your blog is very interesting!
Please, send me the photo of your pc desk and the link of your blog.
I'll publish on my blog!.
Thanks Frank

ChrisH said...

Oh Sally, you get all the new friends. Well, your blog was lovely to read, a blast of escapist fiction from the cold wind blowing round these part.

countrymousie said...

Hello - more friends for the Chateau!!
Car looks wonderful. Another car came home here this week! We will have the full compliment of numbers between us soon I think!

Now raining again. Maybe more of the same for a couple of more weeks - we have a stalled weather front it would seem - are you stalling it I wonder!!! Will my new steamers ever come out of the mousie

FunkyMunky said...

Reading your blog was like a small blast of sunshine!!

I heard this morning that August is supposed to be a scorcher here but I'm sure I heard the same thing about June & July! My husband is off for the next 3 weeks so I hope we get some nice weather!!

Blossomcottage said...

Oh Yum.. to the weather... to the car... and to the clafoutis.

muddyboots said...

was that the wedding? oooh you are such a tease, hot weather & la fort PLUS la duchesse, c'est la vie or whatever it is?

snailbeachshepherdess said...

There will soon be a sudden influx of sodden wet and winswept purplecoo people when our ark gets down the sun!! What exactly is ...'the sun'? Glad you are enjoying it anyway..and the sunflowers..and the gentle breezes...'ere hang on a weren't rubbing it in a bit were you?...Surely not?

Elizabethd said...

Well, send some sun up here, please.
WHO is Frank????

Anonymous said...

It sounds and looks like heaven to me !! Great pic of the 'Grand Duchess' with Carcassonne castle in the background.

Pondside said...

I can just feel the hot sun on my hair as I sit by your pool rolling the word 'clafouti' around on my tongue in anticipation of the real thing. If I stretch my imagination a little more I can smell the wonderful hot wheaty scent that rolls up from the fields. Mmmmmm - you painted a lovely picture!

Un Peu Loufoque said...

Oh sounds very very super and chic!
Claufotis with creme!! Yum yum!