Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday Canoeing down the River

Today most of the group drove over to the river Gardon which flows through the Pont du Gard and got into six canoes, four double and two singles. Really this blog should be entitled 'Groan, Groan'. Certainly I have pains in muscles I never knew I had. We paddled for four hours with a stop at the Pont du Gard for a picnic lunch.

Everyone plus beached canoes plus a background of Pont du Gard.

Yesterday we had lunch at Alexandre, a Michelin two star restaurant. Above is the first course which is steak tartare. Very grand and rather unusual. We ate outside under awnings in their spectacular garden.

Somebody's puddings! We have one vegetarian and I was very careful to mention this when booking. I even suggested that she could have an omelette if all else failed. The reply email said the chef would create a suitable vegetarian dish and so he did. Her main course was courgette flower stuffed with truffle mousse and everyone else was madly jealous.

Tomorrow a local town is having its annual festival and procession and we plan to attend.


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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.