A gluten free feast.
Our friends Colin and Elizabeth have sold their house in Braye sous Faye. All their belongings are packed up and are heading for the UK. We will miss them for their kindness, generosity, good company and good advice.
Lots of other people will miss them too, so Gaynor organised a party at her place so we could celebrate our friendship. Everyone contributed food and Jean made a cake. Jim stood up and made a speech. He has a fine singing voice and cleverly reworded Aulde Lang Syne to fit the situation.
Elizabeth, Gayle, Colin and Nick as they listen to Jim speaking for all of us.
Colin and Elizabeth will be back to visit I am sure. They know they have places to stay all over the Touraine.
Jim putting into words what we all felt.
Meanwhile, we will all be keeping an eye on their blog to see how the next part of the adventure turns out.
Colin and Elizabeth cut the cake.
And every time any of us open a bag of redcurrants from the freezer we will think of Colin and Elizabeth.
The group photo.
From top to bottom, left to right: Chris T, Annie, Tom, Niall, Sweetpea, Gaynor, Pauline C, Mike, Antoinette, Simon, Dennis, Gayle, Angela, Liz, Pauline McA, Chris H, Nick, me, Tim F, Jean, Colin, Elizabeth and Tim B.
For those of you who asked, here are the recipes for the carrot dip and orange punch that I brought.
Update: Here is a link to Colin and Elizabeth's blog post on the evening.