But back to the relaxing picnic! The riverside at Les Moitiers en Bauptois is simply divine. We arrived before the others so dressed the table with a long 19th century linen cloth, monogrammed napkins and of course a candelabra! ( as any self respecting antique textile dealer would....I do have my reputation to think of you know! ) A passing French lady said it looked beautiful and " typiquement Anglaise!". We were even joined by a tabby kitten!
The river was motionless and we watched the sun as it gradually set across the marsh.
Wonderful company, wonderful setting and wonderful food. It doesn`t get any better than that!Perhaps I should go to bed in a balaclava or crash hat?