Saturday, August 15
What I did last week....
I spend a lovely week in the Bourgogne (Burgundy) area in France. Did lots of embroidery (which I will share with you in the next couple of days), made quite a few sketches for various projects and managed to read most of Steven Millhauser's Barnum Museum. We also did lots of cardgames, the kids had fun in the little pool we brought along and me+ husband enjoyed some late night bat-watching and an awesome starry night, which we don't get to see often living in or near large cities.
We didn't visit many exciting places (because of warm+kids+lazy) and a visit to one of the large French supermarkets is exciting enough for me, I love the endless choice of desserts. :D
Anyway, we did visit the medieval village of Flavigny sur Ozerai. The brochure said that most of the movie Chocolat was filmed here and I really enjoyed that movie a couple of years ago with the pretty french village scenes and of course Johnny Depp. Well I was a little disappointed when we actually got there, it was a sleepy little village and it looked nothing like the film. I would have thought there would at least be a shop with some awesome magical chocolates but no... there was a little shop that sold lovely Anise candy which I can heartily recommend! The photo shows some stone steps in Flavigny which I found quite charming (and thought I might use for a drawing some day...)