We just had a 45-minute power outage, for unknown reasons. No internet, of course, during that time. It wasn't our breakers that tripped. Now I don't really have time to blog. I need to take Tasha out for her walk.
I'll just post this image of the slightly forbidding Château de Saint-Chamant, in the Cantal (Auvergne). More tomorrow.
Forbidding is a kind description. Is it uninhabited?ReplyDelete
I believe that it is privately owned and lived in seasonally. It's open to the public for visits of the interior and the grounds in July and August. It was closed up tight when we were there in September years ago.Delete
There is just one photo available on the net and it looks huge and beautiful.Delete
That château is very grim looking. Maybe in sunny blue skies and from a different angle it might look more friendly!ReplyDelete
It does not look inviting!ReplyDelete
Outages and Saint Chamant bring back memories. When we spent a week there about 25-30 year ago), there were several power outages during storms. When the first one occurred, there was a knock on the door; it was one of the people staying next door. At the time I spoke no French (I'm rapidly heading back to that now), so I called my wife down. The man (who was staying there with his wife and infant) was just wondering if we also had lost power. As a result of that meeting we becamse friends, had dinner with them twice that week, and are still in touch to this day.ReplyDelete
Nice story. It's great when things like that result from unexpected events.Delete
Completely off topic - Ken, unbeknown to me until today, a franco-british cousin of mine has been folowing your blog from time to time. I guess he found it while looking for my grandfather on the net. As much as I can tell he never left a comment. I was really surprised learning about this. This is a small world!ReplyDelete
Glad to see you commenting today, CHM. The world does seem to get smaller every day. Hope you are still doing well...and might have managed by some stroke of luck to have been assigned a better therapist. I thought of you when reading Susan's post earlier.Delete
Ken, also completely off topic is a recipe I saw in the food section of the WaPo this morning for a bell pepper and zucchini clafoutis. Something to perhaps keep in mind when you're overwhelmed with the squash and also have bell peppers in the garden this year. Even if you don't have a subscription, I think their paywall is quite lenient. Sorry I can't supply a direct link.
Hi, Sheila. Friday I was moved out of Covid confinement to another room in another floor. Unfortunately, the therapists are the same andDelete
I have to tell them what to do! À suivre or to be continued... Thank you for your concern.
Glad you've been set free from Camp Covid in the hospital, chm.Delete
Ditto what Sheila and Diogenes said... How did you find out that your cousin reads my blog? Did you mention it or did he?Delete
Sheila thanks for the savory clafoutis recipe. We already have more zukes than we know what to do with. And I have frozen bell peppers — red, green, and yellow — in the freezer. Did you know that you can cut bell peppers into strips or pieces and freeze them without blanching them first. They withstand the freezing very well and are delicious.
Ken, my cousin and I don't corespond very often. He emailed me out of the blue wanting to know how I was. To make a long story short, I told him to check your blog for more informstion about me and he said he already knew it!Delete
The Château de Saint-Chamant looks very foreboding from this angle....almost Dracula like with the dark, crenellated tower. The other facade, on the net, looks light and open and livable. Definitely of another era.ReplyDelete