Once again, where did the month go? On the other hand we had many things on our hands.

Thursday August 1st


Last day here for our visitors so why not go out for dinner at one of my favorite bistrot in town.

Friday August 2nd

Round trip to Toulouse airport to drop the girls for their flight back to Berlin. It took the usual 1h15 to get there.

On the way back we stopped at the

Saturday August 3rd


The usual trip to the market followed by a couple of hours at café Saillan for a couple of bottles of rosé and a bite to eat. This is the rendez-vous place where most friends turn up and where plans are made.

The question is: What shall we during  the winter months? Where shall we meet?


Sunday August 4th

Relaxing Sunday morning by the pool

A very pleasant party

Monday August 5th


A longer than usual drive to the Côte d’Azur. We did not stop in Hyères as planned but made it safely to Cavalaire-sur-Mer to meet up with my brother and his wife. We shall be here 3 days. The view from the appartement is still breathtaking. Most of the area belongs to the “Littoral” and they will not allow buildings on it.


Tuesday August 6th



Always a pleasure to go down to the port and  sit down for a drink and watch the world go by. So relaxing




Thursday August 15th

Bank holiday here and nothing special planned for the day. Spent the morning catching up with emails, surfing the web for the latest news.

Saturday August 17th

We are invited by our friends I & A at their country house in Les Cabanes de Fleury on the Mediteranean coast.

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Everybody enjoyed a very pleasant day in the sunshine

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Tuesday August 20th

Not the best weather so we decide to get in the car and make one of our investigative road trip. Goal is Foix in the department of Ariège. The weather there is not much better with a very low cloud cover.

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On the way back, we head up the mountain to Andorra but there is a major queue a few kilometers from the border and we therefore decide to turn around and drive home avoiding all the main roads. That was a brilliant idea and some of the scenery we passed was simply great.

August 21st to August 27th

All I can remember is that we spent our time going from one restaurant to the other or from one lunch/dinner party to the other.

August 28th

The next load of guests arrive, my brother JMi and wife P + their son A accompanied by his girlfriend E.

August 29th

Start of the yearly Feria in Carcassonne. A lot of celebrations, music, food and drinks to mark the end of the summer holidays.

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August 31st

Another 2 visitors arrive. My youngest son T and his wife S. We have a full house.

And so went the month of August

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