It is said that the pleasure is in the giving of gifts, but I have to say that there is a great pleasure in the receiving of gifts, particularly those from the garden or those made by the giver.
We have had the pleasure of receiving edible gifts from our friends and neighbours gardens. Freshly dug beetroot, sun ripened tomatoes. Hot spicy chilli peppers and large courgettes ideal for chutney making. Home made jams and jellies, quince, rhubarb and black current - just a few of the varieties we have tasted this year, all really lovely. We also received dry cured bacon from Wales, a real luxury in France. I do appreciate these offerings and we have enjoyed them all.