The lake at Chateau la Valliere

Everyone knows how us dogs love our walks. Well, if you live, or are going on holiday near to Chateau la Valliere in Department l’Indre et Loire in the Centre region (37) http://www.chateaulavalliere.com/index.php/culture-et-loisirs/calendrier-des-manifestations.html  which is just above Tours in the NW of France, there is a lovely walk around the lake there.     The lake has what is called an interior beach, as in a part of it is set out like a seaside sandy beach and in the summer holidays there is normally a lifeguard present at some times (there is a notice up). It is possible to take small …

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Mushroom Hunting

My walks have changed at the moment, Mum has a new hobby. Saturday, we went to see a French neighbour of ours and she had a basket on her doorstep. We peeped inside and it was full of mushrooms. Mum asked her how she knew which varieties were safe and she picked one out and showed Mum then explained to her that the sort in her basket were generally easy to recognise and good to eat. You should never eat mushrooms without advice from an expert as they can be very dangerous and some varieties CAN KILL YOU. They can …

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