Christmas Day

Picked up Danny from the airport yesterday. He flew in from Gatwick after a chaotic few hours hanging around the airport as they struggled to cope with the aftermath of the storm. Fortunately he was delayed just a few hours and arrived in Montpellier around 3pm.

Christmas Eve we walked into Pezenas, had a few beers and wandered around, people-watching and viewing all the goodies that had been ordered for late pick-up. There were turkeys roasting outside the charcuterie, seafood platters wrapped in cellophane, large flower table centre pieces and a vast array of breads, pastries and bûches de Noel.

Back at the house we feasted on Bouillabaisse washed down with Picpoul de Pinet and later ate copious amounts of chocolate.

D&DChristmas morning – sunny, warm, calm. Off for a brief bike ride – Danny on his newly rented bright yellow Cannondale. Ace!




IMG_0503Late breakfast of smoked salmon & scrambled eggs and then off to the beach for a walk.

Lunch is a buffet spread of pork, cheese, pickles, bread and Champagne (plus more chocolate).

An afternoon of quizzing, more eating and drinking and preparing ourselves for turkey paella.