In between the annoyingly typical weekend rain showers, I popped over to Burgundy (Bourgogne) to check out the chateau of Guédelon, a project that's already 8 years in the making to build a 13th century castle using only the skills and technology available in the era. Already feeling like I'd taken a step back in time while trundling through the rural backwaters of the Yonne region, this just added a little extra flavour of medieval authenticity. Being as I am, in such a densely populated area now, I forget how sweet the country air smells. The smell of woodsmoke, damp leaf litter and clean air was worth the inconvenience of passing showers.

I also fulfilled my ambition of finding the best creme brulee in France; a lovely little lavender-enhanced dish from a restaurant in Fargeau.

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  1. Hello again! I love your blog's new look, I was having trouble reading the earlier version (was too dark on my computer screen). I recognised Guédelon in your photo straight away and thought would might like to see the photos that my daughter took of it on her school trip: