Sunday, 18 April 2010

Shopping - what every girl needs!

After completing the mamouth task of mowing the front lawn yet again, this time with help from my sister and her family, us girlies decided we deserved a bit of retail therapy! Off we went in the car via the A62 only 1.90€ one junction and it took just 20 mins. We decided we were going to look for a shop called Maisons du Monde which sells all types of interior design and soft furnishing products. Tomtom took us straight there and the carpark was right nextdoor. Note to self (dont take landrover discovery into multi story carparks in France! very narrow and very low - panicked when nearly took side and roof off the car. perhaps I should buy a soft top, or just make the disco into one!) Wandered around the shopping streets of Agen and then went to a large garden centre to look at some specimen trees to plant in the Autumn. Saw the pet corner, which was not pleasant as a rat had just had babies and was nursing 10 blind pieces of pink skin...urrgh! On to Carrefour and stocked up on cider, wine and Floc... oh and a bit of food.

Arrived home at 8pm and decided that we couldnt be bothered to cook. A neighbour had recommended a restaruant in Auvillar called Baladine that specialised in grilled meat and pancakes. Fab place and unusual in that the decor was all upside down and attached to the ceiling, pool table, piano table and chairs etc.. sort of reminded me of a beer advert that was around a while ago. Ordered mixed grill but we were too late! obviously popular, second choice was Lamb and Steak for others. Resounding success, followed by sorbet and washed down with copious amounts of alcohol for those that wern't driving, not me!

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