That first Summer was drawing to an end and we were feeling quite tired and a bit down, when suddenly a last minute ' long- weekend ' reservation came through! It was for an Agatha Christie weekend!! I had heard of them before but had no idea of the format. We contacted the people for the details on what was expected and were pleased to hear that they would arrange it all-- the only thing we had to do was to keep the bar open ( haha) and enjoy the occasion. It was just what we needed to give us a lift!
What fun it turned out to be--everybody bought costumes for the scenes which were to be enacted in order to discover the murderer.
You see what I mean? The body language says it all.............
We made hay for the first time that year too, with the help of neighbours who owned all the farmland around the Chateau. Their family were one of the original owners of La Roche Hue, and it was them who sold the Chateau to the Algerian Government, from whom we bought our lovely home.
Making hay whilst the sun shines!!
So that was it the end of the first year and ALEX and I were preparing to go away for a good rest and leave the Chateau in the capable hands of Archie and my daughter and her boyfriend.