Originally pitched for March, delayed until June then shifted back even further because of an unavoidable conflict of dates, Cybs and Eamonn finally arrive in St Vaast for their long weekend of fishing and jam-making. And very much more.
On Saturday morning Cybs and I go to market to shop for the cheese platter we will be taking to dinner chez Dupont in the evening. I have already told Cybs that we will only be able to make Victoria plum jam using our own plums, as the cheap apricots are over. So imagine my surprise when she spots a stall selling cardboard trays of apricots at a very good price. Back at the house we knuckle down with fruit preparation and set up our cottage industry and produce a very large number of pots.
That evening the four of us sit down to dinner with Martine and Alain, Bri and Georgy, Anne and Francois. With courses produced by all of us it is a splendid meal and Cybs once again gets a chance to demonstrate her skill with a pool cue playing table petanque.
We manage a walk into the port and round La Hougue and Eamonn captures the spirit with his camera
It is a weekend of special skies and spectacular watery vistas
And on Sunday when our visitors must return to our shared Dorset village ready for business on Monday morning we try out the Sunday brunch on offer at Le Goeland. It is a meal with a French twist and does us very nicely.