Wonderful family Chrismas this year at la Madelene. Weather mild and sunny. Young Beatrix ( 5 years old) having a great time but her exuberance terrified the cats. Christmas lunch oyster opening expertly executed by Josh and Jon, Helen’s Pintade cooked to perfection with a Salsa Verde sauce. The usual ton of presents on Christmas morning, mainly Bee’s. Post Christmas traditional lunch at St. Hubert ..fruits des mers for all. Walks in the Dentelles from Gigondas on Boxing day. Even a 1000 piece jigsaw diligently completed by the team. Pretty much perfect. Happy New Year to all our friends, prior and future guests.