Arrondissement de Marmande

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  • Day3

    Pardaillan France my new home

    August 8, 2017 in France

    A day relaxing a little table tennis with Geraldine to start the day off, followed by swimming in the pool and drinking G&T's pool side and a walk around the property.
    Magnificent duck cooked on the BBQ with salads and a new food group called celery root grated and dressed, I know karla will love this I will be on the look out for this when I get back to Australia that and a spirilizer.
    Still no suitcase unfortunate 😔😕 hopefully it will arrive today as it means we cannot leave the house until it does.
    Tony entertained us with a huge variety of music loved Imelda May I had not heard of her before also thoroughly enjoyed listening to everything that Tony played including his own guitars.
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  • Day2

    Pairs to Bordeaux

    August 7, 2017 in France

    Arrived in Paris and found my next departing terminal, via a shuttle bus. Managed a little time to look around and purchase some french macaroons selection to bring to G &T.
    Boarded my flight and another little siesta which was short and sweet.
    Arrived in Bordeaux saw Geraldine once I got of the flight just had to collect my suitcase and go ...... alas that sounds to easy and yes my suitcase did not arrive in Bordeaux after waiting and watching I eventually went to enquire about what do I do next, completed some electronic paperwork and was told my suitcase is still I'm Paris. However it will be delivered to me tomorrow at G & T's house so all good.
    Left the airport and drove mostly freeways along through the countryside., which was quite like the Clare Valley very lush and green through little villages.

    G&T'S home amazing is just beyond words the house is gorgeous styled exquisitely throughout, furniture and art from all over the world. My entire house would fit in just one of Geraldine's hall ways, the house is huge so many rooms I will get lost for sure, 2 levels with 9 bedrooms 11 bathrooms 4 living rooms walkways passage ways and just room after room staircases landings and more another entire extention with more bedrooms bathrooms living areas and kitchen for guests. I'm in the main house upstairs next to G & T's bedroom.
    Since there was no unpacking to be done, we walked around the outside then sat and enjoyed a nice glass of champagne, followed by dinner outside and a nice red, we went inside and sat chatting before long it was after 11pm and we all called it a night.
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  • Day4


    August 9, 2017 in France

    Some photographs from our day trip to Eymet we walked through the little village looking in the antique shops, the village was still decorated from the Tour De France., bicycles with flower all over them. Of course we had to stop for a refreshing glass of cava in the little villiage.

  • Day5

    Pardaillan France poolside

    August 10, 2017 in France

    A magnificent day here in Pardaillan.
    Geraldine has a unique way of presenting delicious healthy food, every meal is truly magnificent, presentation is 100% beautiful colour and exquisite dishes makes it all marvelous.
    We decided to stay home and enjoy the pool.😎 today, what a wonderful time we had just relaxing. A little game of table tennis which of course Geraldine wins every time.
    We also spent time looking into visiting Spain and making some booking well when I say 'we' I really mean Tony he did hours of research and booked two days one in San Sebastian and one in Bilbao Spain to see the Guggenheim museum, we leave tomorrow morning.
    We made expresso martini's sat outside enjoying the beautiful countryside and serenity.
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  • Day9

    Sapin Pardaillan France back to G&T's

    August 14, 2017 in France

    The perfect way to start the morning is with croissants and coffee.
    Today we walked around the river looking at different sculptures including Salvador Dali.
    Managed to take more marvelous pictures as there was not many people around, I got excellent photographs of the Guggenheim.

    Back to hotel to check out and then drive back to France.
    We drove through some villages near by G&T's and we will go back to visit them during the week as it was Sunday and the shops were all closed.
    Geraldine and I went to the Pool.😎 to relax and drink Rosé wine then we play badminton and tennis which was a lot of fun.
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  • Day10

    Pardaillan France

    August 15, 2017 in France

    A beautiful day today 35c here Geraldine and I sat around and looked over the photos we had taken over the weekend in Spain. Then we drove to their supermarket at ST Pardoux Isaac, and I picked up a few things it was interesting walking through the store. Then it was pool.😎 time again Tony made us a delicious Spritz drink with Aperol and sparkling wine and soda on ice, which we drank by the pool and tried playing badminton again but very unsuccessful. Geraldine made a delicious chicken with apricots and mushrooms with fennel salad and beetroot and apple salad and tossed garden salad, a feast, it was magnificent healthy and delicious this girl can cook.Read more

  • Day19


    August 24, 2017 in France

    A lovely relaxig fun day here at G&T's with U&D.

    Today Una, Damian and Tony pick apples of the trees for their cider making experience.

    Geraldine taught us all how to play cards we played gin rummy. (Rummy in the pack) while drinking Spritz champagne with Aperol and laughing lots and lots of laughing.

    We all relaxed around the Pool.😎 I did laps 70.

    Geraldine treated us today with a special French treat of Frog's legs they were different tiny little frogs with garlic butter, Una refused to eat then she couldn't bring herself to try them, they looked to much like frogs that would jump of her plates, Damien tried but wasn't a fan.

    Later G&T did a fabulous Bbq pork, chrizo, zucchini, fennel, apple, orange and nut salad and a beetroot and a apple salad delicious. The evening finished of with birthday cake and champagne and we sat outside till it was dark, before cleaning up and going to bed.
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  • Day21

    Home cider making day

    August 26, 2017 in France

    We all slept in this morning we had a late night last night at the hospital with Una, that is "poor wee Una".
    Geraldine and I chatted to Mum even though she kept saying she thought it was Mary. Geraldine made us blackberry smoothies from her garden.
    Geraldine, Damien and I played cards for a little while before beginning our cider making adventure like a mafia family we all participated we cored the apples while Damien washed and Tony juiced them a team effort very successful.
    Ah it was pool.😎 time 70 laps and Damien made us side-cars pool side., a very relaxing day of course feeling guilty all while Una lay sleeping up stairs unwell.
    We did a little gardening watering, before sitting down to a beautiful delicious Moroccan chicken and eggplant dish, that had been cooked all day in Geraldine's Tagines. Una did try getting up and getting dressed and joining up but it was all to much for her and she had to go back to bed, we sat outside chatting and laughing to after 11pm before calling it a night, hope Una improves over night if not we are thinking of taking her back to the hospital tomorrow.
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  • Day22


    August 27, 2017 in France

    Another beautiful day of relaxation.
    Today Geraldine made me another smoothie this time with blackberries and watermelon flax seed, sunflower seeds, sesame seed and Gobi berries oh and all bran that was our healthy start for the day. Unfortunately Una was still unwell today and spent most of it in bed, she did manage some chicken noodle soup which was an improvement, so perhaps slowly on her way back to being the life and soul of the party.
    Geraldine Tony and I went to Duras for a short trip to the gardening shop and the grocery store.
    Then it was pool time and G&T (Gin and Tonic) time as well, was so proud and delighted with my self today I did 100 laps, my all time goal has now been achieved.
    Tony cooked up a fabulous BBQ some delicious duck and eggplant and zucchini and we sat out side chatting and laughing to late then off to bed for everyone, another really lovely relaxing day.
    Tony's favorite expression of me is 'Your a dirty hallion'.
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  • Day26

    One more day in Pardaillan

    August 31, 2017 in France

    Boo hoo boo hoo it's my last day here in beautiful France I have had such an amazing time here. Today we took it easy sat around chatting and relaxing, we cracked open the bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne that U&D bought for my birthday . I did a little packing and laundry. Geraldine made foie gras for entree served with sweet wine. We walked up the garden and sat outside sipping cava..until Geraldine started cooking duck confit with duck roasted potatoes and spiral zucchini called courgette here in France it was delicious my favorite dish and for desert we had canèles with ice cream just devine, again the presentation was magnificent, restaurant quality.
    Later we watched YouTube clips of various artists, the end to a fabulous wonderful time here in France with G&T, its going to be so sad tomorrow having to leave Geraldine and Tony's.
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