We sat down to enjoy pate and salads followed by the hog roast. Whether the warm day or the pate caused everyone to discover a thirst, is difficult to say, but we finished all the wine, fifteen litres in fact, and all the bottles of water, as well as a great deal of roast pork.
The raffle seemed to have lots of prizes - most of them in bottles. It made a profit of three hundred and thirty euros.
Pat spoke for us all when she thanked Julie and Gilles for their hospitality. Julie, who is a devoted gardener, was presented with a David Austin rose, 'Falstaff'. We took away with us the memory of an enjoyable summer Sunday meal in a garden.