I only packed some decants, so I wore Ajmal Evoke, Chypre Mousse, Notes de Yuzu and Tommy The Girl. I tested Figment Woman but had to scrub it.
As we rented a very nice renovated barn in Burgundy we did cook a lot. So we had chicken with baguette, Omelette, lentil salad and mussels a la Creme with a nice Cremant. Some pasta with eggplant and minced meat and a big lamb shoulder with potatoes and creamed savoy on Sunday.
We visited Flavigny, first did a walking tour around in the fields and vineyards and afterwards visited the city and the bonbon factory of the famous Anises de Flavigny. We had a coffee in the Cafe outside and looked at the exhibition of the bonbon production.
Sadly the weather got worse so we just managed to walk a bit at the Canal de Bourgogne and had to stay indoors because of heavy rain the whole weekend. But we fired the wood stove and had time to read and relax and even knit a bit.
I wore mostly summery scents this week. Sandflowers, Batucada, Cabotine, Cristalle Eau Verte, What I did on my holidays, Lovely Sheer and Tommy The Girl. I am now on holidays and just have packed some decants and samples, so I will see how it goes
On my plate was frittata, a variation of Salade Nicoise with shrimp, Piccata with spaghetti at the Italian restaurant, sausage salad, grilled chicken with butter and artichokes with vinaigrette plus some terrine and French cheeses.
Our holidays started on Wednesday and we did some gardening and house work. Friday we went to Nancy, had a walk through the old city, but we had to wear masks the whole time, so we ate at our apartment instead of a restaurant. Did some supermarket shopping in Nancy and off we went to the tiny village of Frolois in Burgundy.
Our hosts are part English, part French and they renovated an old barn quite tastefully. We have a small garden looking over the valley and it’s nice and quiet here.
We went for a walk around the source of the Seine, which funnily is a part of the City of Paris and crossed the first bridge of the river Seine.
Perfumes I wore this week were Café Tuberosa, Olympea, Coromandel, Vetiver Fatal, Memoir Woman, Rose de Petra, What I did on my holidays, Ninfeo Mio amd Tommy The Girl.
I did not cook a lot. We had pumpkin soup, a chicken curry with tamarind and coconut, damson crumble and cauliflower salad. Ah, and fried Maultaschen with egg and kimchi. We went to eat at the Greek restaurant and the waiter did not even bother to wear a mask at all… Saturday we met with friends at a Thai to eat outside and I had Pad Thai.
I tried to ride my recumbent and sadly fell, as I tried to do a u-turn. It did not even hurt, but at night my knee swole and next day the surgeon said it was the Meniskus again. So I had some rest and now it feels okay again. I tried again yesterday and managed nearly 10km without any accident. At least I had time to watch some Netflix
Fall has finally started here, so I wore a mix of summer and fall scents. Fils de Dieu, Aromatics Elixir, thunked my decant of Jasmin Angélique, Rose de Petra, LADDM, Ajmal Evoke, which is a mix of Perles de Lalique and Bottega Veneta for my nose and Bronze Goddess Azur for sunday
On my plate was fried cauliflower with paprika sausage, zucchini soup with Maultaschen, a big schnitzel with mushrooms and gratinated with cheese, some deer leg with red cabbage and dumplings and pasta aglio e olio.
We drove to the valley of the Nahe River, a region known for its white wines like Riesling. We visited 4 different wineries and bought a lot of wine for testing at home. Our hotel in Waldböckelheim was simple, but nice and quiet. They even drove us to dinner, so that we could have a glass… Or more and arranged a gratuitous transport back to the hotel. We also had time for a walk through the woods and hills near the Rotenfels, a very nice region.
On Sunday we went to Bonn and I bought a used recumbent bike. I thin I will need some practice to ride it. At the moment I am not able too.