В настоящее время в конце августа, all the wheat has been harvested and post-harvest cultivations completed, the apple harvest is in full swing, и "vendage" (сбор винограда) is just around the corner.
I wrote recently about problems associated with “noddy boats”. Here is a photograph that illustrates one of the problems, in that evidently it is really quite difficult for novices to handle these boats; instead of having a lovely relaxing holiday as on the Saint Louis, they have the stress and difficulty of even entering a lock – and boats don’t go in sideways!
We went to the cinema the other day. It was the avant-première of a film called “Le Café du Pont”, about the early life of the famous French singer Pierre Perret. Our house had been selected by the film-makers as the final home of the young Pierre, and it was really something to see our house, which we have done so much work on, disguised in the period of Vichy-France on full-sized screen in the cinema.
We are going to be on French TV for the THIRD time!! Cameras will be on board next week – more details about this to follow.