Soon we were heading back down the hill to the car park beside the river Loire where seven more members and friends were waiting to join us for a picnic overlooking the seemingly still water.
The atmosphere was jovial. Glasses were filled and the picnic tables were soon covered in a variety of interesting dishes. Everyone had a good time. There was one last surprise in store and all present raised their glasses to toast the newlyweds, François and Jane. All too soon it was time for us to go our separate ways and leave behind the camaraderie and the lovely view. Our thanks to all involved with the organisation of the day, and to all who had prepared favourite dishes for everyone to sample. In particular our thanks go to Tony for his detailed planning and for providing us with a perfect opportunity to intermingle and enjoy the countryside around us.