Monday, 22 December 2014


Sunday is warm from the outset. Some of us are leaving today. Jan and Hilde are driving back to Belgium and Jan and Anke are flying home. Eric too is returning to Liege.

No olives to pick however we have to earn our keep. Those that are left form part of the gardening work party and work away in the warm sun. Marc and I fix up a section of electric fence to keep the Boar out of the olive grove; signs of their impatient hoof-marks are everywhere.

The Oliver Grove at Cabro d'Or

We enjoy a lovely wild boar casserole in the evening, made by the Mdm next door.
The Vines at Cabro d'Or

Monday, an air of finality and it is not quite as warm. We are given the keys to the house to lock up, as everyone else heads back to other parts of Europe to work. A final walk around the fields later in the afternoon and we prepare to leave dropping the latch and leaving the keys with Mdm. It was a wonderful week warmed by the sun, the people and this part of France.
A final drawing as we prepare to leave

We enjoyed a weekend at Cabro d’Or, a farmhouse that snuggles up to a shallow hill, a five-minute drive from Lorgues. Lorgues is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France.

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