I'm home from a fab week away in France. I find it difficult adjusting to our shorter days and chilly weather. It's tough leaving a way of life I love and where I enjoy a reprieve from the shadow of Ovarian Cancer.
It was warm and sunny all week. The time went so quickly with a day in La Rochelle, a trip to the Porcelain Museum at Limoges, dinner out one night, a film, and two trips to the theatre. On my last day I was chef du jour which is a bit of a responsibility given their obsession with food; and I took them foraging for sloes to make Sloe Gin.
I discovered the French, who are such great foragers, leave their sloes to moulder in the hedge. I left the mix in a Kilner Jar with the instructions to develop the aperitif in time for Christmas. Next time I've promised to start a ginger beer plant. They thought 'Slow Gin' was funny but nothing compared to Ginger Beer. Ginger is sexy in France and it's a huge source of amusement that we describe hair as 'ginger', eat ginger biscuits, ginger cake and even spray it on (if you like Origins cosmetics which I do).
I feel a whole lot better about coming back for my CA125 test and 12 month check up next week now I know I'm so foreign, eccentric and sexy!
It's good to be back with friends on this site. Xxxx Annie