A first birthday at Coin Perdu

Birthdays can be festive. Even in ruins. Or among the rubble. One only needs a sense of adventure. A sense of humor. A sunset and a candle.

So was our first birthday, having Marinell as the privileged member of the family to experience her birthday at Coin Perdu!

The day started off early morning with café liégeois and panini in Brive la Gaillarde and ended with a festive occasion on a beautiful hot summer’s evening at Coin Perdu, in front of the house, amidst the masonry… sunset and blue skies, good food and a smoky fire, special friends, candles and wine, laughter and jokes. The list of carnival can go on and on; from the nibblings on olives in cups around the fire to the gazing at stars in a dark and quiet expanse.

…birthday liégeois…

birthday liegoise

…dinner under the stars…

festive fire

dinner under the stars

…nibblings in cups…

nibblings by the fire

…a cosy fire…

a cosy fire

…candles and wine…

wine and dine


…sunset on a birthday…



4 responses

  1. Pam

    Ohhhhh, that all looks so lovely.
    I have such a thing for windows with shutters that are open and have no screening! Do you really not have mosquitos?

    June 8, 2009 at 7:08 pm

  2. annie

    What an atmospheric evening. Candle light and firelight against the old stone walls…And open shutters, as Pam says..
    And to think it all began in the morning with that frothy cafe liegeois. Happy Birthday, Marinell.

    June 9, 2009 at 6:57 am

  3. thanks Annie and Pam…yes we do have mosquitos. Tehy will arrive a bit later in the season, but we still open our windows alot. Far less bugs here than in South Carolina. When we arrived ther, I couldn’t understand why the screen doors and windows and opened it all up…untill I saw what came in, the I also started closing up.

    June 9, 2009 at 5:19 pm

  4. Colette

    oh once again…we have been part of this festive party…what privilege!!! back in icy cold South Africa….and sweet memories of everyone scrambling around to set this unforgetable table under the stars….thank you mountaineers…!!
    me of the hand savouring the liégeois…sip sip …..mmmmmm

    June 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm

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