The knife shop in Rue Limogeanne. It looks like something out of Charles Dickens.
A Christmas tree outside the charcuterie in the same street.
A penguin for Tonya. Not very good - the light was bouncing back off the window.
Now some photos taken in Brantôme.
Two door decorations
A Stanta climbing up the chimney. Can you see the intricate stone carving? This house has recently been restored.
And last, but by no means least, one of the restaurants
The Christmas trees outside the restaurant line the main streets of Brantôme. Lovely to look at, but with narrow streets and narrow pavements they get in the way of pedestrians, especially on market day :-)
Not a lot of quilting going on. Instead decorating, tidying the house up and trying to keep warm. There is ice on the pool this morning and all the world is white. -6°c last night and today is not going to get much above +4°c. We've got a couple of days like this and then back to grey days and rain. Alex breaks up on Friday, winter officially starts on Saturday, Christmas Day the week after, then Jane arrives, then New Year and perhaps, after 7th January 2008, I can get back to normal.
The Secret Santa present hasn't been posted and neither has a small surprise I have for someone in France. Hope to get those in the post this week, but doubt if they will reach their destinations before Christmas.
Have a good week.