Sunday, August 18, 2013

18/08/2013 Bon anniversaire! Well tomorrow, celebrations today because the restaurant is closed tomorrow!

Maximum temperature 27C.

















Thank you so much Nigel for a very special meal, maybe I should try being soixante-dix again next year :-)

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  1. A very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day to you Diane - stay happy and healthy, have as much fun as you can - I love reading your blogs and wish you all the best!

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    1. Thanks very much, I appreciate the good wishes. Take care Diane

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  2. What a feast. It must have been a wonderful birthday! Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary, it really was a feast, we enjoyed every bit of it :-) Have a good week. Diane

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  3. Wonderful feast Nigel arranged for your birthday!

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    1. Thanks Joyful, it was amazing and very special. Take care Diane

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  4. What a lovely meal. Happy birthday Diane. Our birthdays are close together. Mine was yesterday.
    Sam

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    1. It was an amazing meal Sam and I enjoyed every mouthful. Belated birthday wishes Diane

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  5. Happy birthday Diane. What a gorgeous cake.
    Sam

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  6. Happy birthday. I'm struggling to decide which dish looks the most inviting. I love mackerel but both main courses look really good. Then again, a triple dessert... Continue having an excellent birthday.

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    1. Phil the decision is impossible they were all 5* plates. Have a good week Diane

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  7. Happy Birthday dear friend , and wow what a way to celebrate ,, look at the feast :-) ,, Flowers and candles too ,, :-) I saw one of the cheeses at the Oxford market the other day ,, the little pyramid one , with Ash on it ,, ,, Have a lovely day on the day :-) xoxo

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    1. Anne that pyramid cheese is one they make at the restaurant, it is goat's cheese. The food was brilliant and thanks so much for the good wishes. Take care Diane oxo

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  8. Happy birthday Diane! Your meal looks absolutely glorious. No doubt you had a most beautiful birthday! Photos are amazing as always.

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    1. Denise it was one of the best meals I have had anywhere, I felt very spoilt. Keep well Diane

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  9. A very happy birthday to you Diane. What an amazing meal, where did you eat? Have a fantastic day. Love Kerry and Roger x

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    1. Hi Kerry I see you have tracked the restaurant down. Only 10 minutes from us and very special. We have looked at it several time, but thought we would wait for a special occasion. This was the time and it was superb. See you soon Diane

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  10. Hi Diane .. looks totally wonderful - and I imagine on your actual birthday today, you'll be putting your feet up to recover after all that delicious looking food - just mouthwatering! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary and yes you are right, we are taking it easy today :-) Have a good week. Diane

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  11. PS - I've found the website and the food looks delicious x

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    1. Glad you found it but the sound is a bit annoying!!

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  12. Crikey Diane, that was one hell of a meal! And wishing you the very best of times ahead, and hoping that you continue pedalling your bike for many years to come. Vx

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    1. Vera it took us two hours to quietly get through it all, it was fantastic though. I ned to get out more on my bike!! Hop you are well. Diane

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  13. Super photos- what an amazing meal!!!! my mouth is watering!

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    1. Anne just thinking about it again my mouth is watering. It was fab, Thanks for the visit and the comment. Diane

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  14. That looks like a lovely meal for your special day .... I especially like the look of the cheeseboard and the little petit fours to go with coffee look heavenly!
    I hope you had a lovely day!

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    1. Thanks Jean and it was a great, everything was great, food, service, décor, we could not fault it. Hope all well with you both, Diane

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  15. Happy birthday, Diane. What a perfect meal and such lovely photos. Best of health and happiness in the year to come. Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan, I am hoping that we may get to meet up next year, have a good week Diane

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  16. What a thoughtful husband to arrange such a feast in such surroundings.

    Happy birthday...and many more feasts to come.

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    1. Fly he is always thoughtful, and he has booked a 3 day getaway next week which is a surprise, I have no idea where we are going! Thanks for the kind words. Diane

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  17. It sounds like you had a great Happy Birthday, Diane! It looks like a delicious dinner and here's wishing you the best!

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    1. Thank you Pam, it was delicious and certainly a day I will not forget :-) Diane

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  18. Happy Birthday, Diane; I hope you are enjoying your surprise getaway!

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  19. That's strange Diane - I left a comment a couple of days ago but it doesn't seem to have appeared! Anyway, I simply added my best wishes for your special day and commented on how good the food looked and that you looked radiant in the photo. Lets hope that this doesn't fall into the blogger "black hole"!

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    1. Thank you Craig, I also have odd comments go astray, I even found some of my own, on my blog, in the spam, did check for yours but it was not there either! Thanks for the good wishes and if you are ever in The Charente again I highly recommend this place. Hope all well with you both. Diane

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  20. I hope you are still celebrating because I want to wish you a VERY Happy Birthday, too! You are a beautiful lady and I'm wishing you the happiest of years ahead! Sweet birthday hugs, Diane....too!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely message. Yes still celebrating, and I still have a 3 day surprise getaway next week as well :-)) Take care hugs Diane

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