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Sunday, 19 February 2012

He's back.......my Frenchman...!!!!!

This weekend was not a time to be spending outdoors
too hot during the day and at night
the storms chased each other across the sky
and the rain came down in torrents

but it didn't matter because Bruno
came from the Dordogne
to visit for the weekend!

do you remember me confessing my love for Bruno?
if not
then you can go here before you read on!

 because this weekend
I have nowhere to be and nothing I can do so
I am just going to curl up in a chair with Bruno
and indulge myself.

I have found some images from the area that Bruno lives in in France
because he describes it so beautifully
I am definitely going to visit one day soon!!

Before we got together for the weekend I trotted over to his
blog to find out what he had been doing

He has been incredibly busy recently in his role as
the Chief of Police
so I have lots to catch up on!

Tell me, did you also fall in love Bruno after I introduced him to you?
Because if you did I am thrilled to say that he is back in

So I have had a wonderful weekend with Bruno!!!!!!!

Do tell if you intend to too

all images of the Dordogne via


  1. Wow, I was surprised to see my favorite town in the world, Monpazier, at the top of your blog this morning! I too have Bruno's blog bookmarked on my computer, and I have been to the Dordogne twice, but I haven't read the books. It seems I need to do that. Thank you! :-)

    1. I think they are delicious a sort of French midsummer murders!!! If you start at the beginning you get to know the secondary characters!

  2. On a grey and gloomy Pacific Northwest day I'm very happy to have such a recommendation, and I'll make a visit to Bruno's blog and to the bookstore. Thank you!

    1. They are fun and he just appeals to me as a hero!!!

  3. I thought you were up to no good there for a while! I am clearly going to have to meet this Bruno of yours : )

    1. He's a bit flighty Kerry but I just enjoy them and the town, lifestyle and secondary characters are delightful!

  4. That sounds like a cozy weekend. I love to curl up with a good book and nothing else to get done :)
    Bruno is going on my Shelfari.

  5. I’ve just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – please click on the link for all the info, and I’m looking forward to reading more from you!

    1. Oh thank you I shall attend to it at the weekend! Though I don't know if I have any more secrets left!!!! If I am remembering it took five posts to share the last lot!!!!!!

  6. Think that I am going to have to muscle in on Bruno too! And yes can truly say it is a wonderful part of the world. x

    1. Sarah he just describes it so well I almost feel as though I can smell the forests and the markets..and he is just so gorgeous I have a hero crush on him!!!!! very 4th grade I fear!!

  7. Dear Julienne

    Just discovered your blog. Shouldn't even be reading blogs as we're about to go away for a couple of months and was just looking some things up. But your pictures of Monpazier caught me in. We had two weeks holiday in a gite on a hill farm a few kilometres from Monpazier and spent a lot of time there. It's a truly beautiful little village with a lovely old central square and interesting streets in the typical Dordogne Bastide grid pattern. Their markets are wonderful in May (and I'm sure any time of year), local fruits, vegetables and salads and all the wonderful local duck and goose products and cheeses, wines etc. There was also a superb brocante and lovely friendly stall holders. The countryside round is beautiful farm and forest country. Lots of Aussies travel in the Lot area about 30-40 minutes drive because of the Mary Moody books. We had a number of splendid lunches at Madame Murat's bistro for the workers (mentioned in many of her books and the special subject of one) - no menu, just whatever superb creations she and her staff had made for the day, sometimes including fabulous duck recipes - and unbelievably cheap for a five course home cooked meal with the freshest and best local ingredients. There always seemed to be tables of Australians mixed in with tables of the local workers. If you can spend some time in this part of France in a group of friends Julienne you would love it. Very peaceful and relaxing. Best wishes


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