Collage Dec a

We travelled to London in early December and saw the UK premiere of Boy Meets Boy at the tiny, perfect jewel that is Jermyn Street Theatre.
Collage Dec b

Also on our trip, we saw The Architects, Shunt's take on the Minotaur myth set in a biscuit factory (no photos). The photos above are all taken in Covent Garden.

Collage Dec c
Collage Dec d
George returned to London for a day of farewell celebrating for a friend. We went to a recital at the Royal Opera House, lunch at Wahaca, at tea in the crypt at St. Martin in the Fields.
Collage Dec e
After visting in 2004, we decided to return to the Dordogne for Christmas 2012. Our house, Les Rosiers, was just outside Thiviers. On the first night, we made popcorn strings and vanilla cookies to decorate our tree.
 Collage Dec f
Above: chocolates in Perigeux, the "Leon" mantelpiece decoration, and Brantôme, with its seasonal truffle market
 Collage Dec g
Always a bustling market, and this year the theme was Canadian Christmas. See the town in 2004 HERE.
 Collage Dec h
One of my favourite foods to get in France is "nem", or spring rolls. The lady above has sold them in this market for 35 years!
 Collage Dec i
We found a concert of Dordogne's men's chorus in nearby Excideuil, where the 12th century church was set ablaze by Santa Claus.
 Collage Dec j
The black truffle we bought in Sorges provided many meals, including Christmas dinner. We travelled to Les Eyzies (home of Patron) and visited the market in Le Bugue.
 Collage Dec k
Above: Les Eyzies, St-Léon-sur-Vézère (where I was once thin), La Roque-Saint-Christophe, and Christmas dinner (chicken with truffles)
 Collage Dec l
The nearby town of St Jean de Cole, with its gargoyle genitals
 Collage Dec m
 Collage Dec n
We had a fantastic meal at Amphitryon in Limoges, complete with blood sausage rolls, which were rather tasty.
 Collage Dec o
We both bought nice clothes at Eden Park and discovered the market square immortalized by Mussorgsky.
 Collage Dec p
Above: back to Brantôme, the Saturday market in Thiviers, and a nearby chateau
 Collage Dec q
We didn't enjoy Angouleme much, but it did have a statue of Hergé, who created Tintin.
 Collage Dec r
More chateaux (all closed for the winter), including the one at Hautefort.
 Collage Dec s
 Collage Dec t
We both agree that the best part about travelling is spending nights together at home eating and playing games. We also watched a lot of Marple.
Click HERE to see photos of our wonderful Salzburg Christmas in 2011.

Free Guestbook from Bravenet Free Guestbook from Bravenet