As I may have told you, last week I spent a weekend with family, far from the city, in a farm we have rented out for the 11 of us there, in Petit-Brens (in the Ain department). It was my first time in the area, and I loved it.
The weather wasn’t really compliant, but we managed to escape from the pouring rain from time to time (hence the unhoped for pictures)…and our frenzied Pictionary games (mime version if you please!) really helped up overcome it all!
I’m very much aware of the fact that this is very « City people discovering the country side » (even if I’m originally from the Auvergne region), but it was really great to be in an unpolluted area out in the country.
Our hosts, Monique and Noël were absolutely charming, feeding us their delicious dishes made with fruit and vegetables from their own vegetable patch (jam, raspberry-blackberry pie, and homemade applesauce were on the menu), all in a very cocooning atmosphere.
As the french saying goes (and a french reality tv show by the same name), love IS in the meadow. (English translation by Bleu Marine)