Monday, August 26, 2013

For light does the darkness most fear.






The two little angels are sleeping soundly when I wander downstairs. Bob sits up, yawns, then decides to emit a high pitched ' woof ' before settling back into his sisters basket. Sophie carries on snoring. She has what ' the font ' calls a " two packs a day " tone to her snoring .

At the cafe under the arcades a large windmill made of garlic has appeared in the window. Attached to it a sign in red letters saying '' Do not touch. Very fragile '.  Underneath a photograph of a life sized D'√Ārtagnan ( of three musketeers fame ) also made out of garlic. It would seem that a travelling show of garlic sculptures is coming to town on September 6th and 7th. The windmill is just a little taster of the delights in store.

To the bakers for a raspberry tart. The baker tells me " You're lucky to have found us M'Ongoose. We're closing for our holidays for the next  four weeks " . Angus thinks a four week holiday sounds a tad excessive for a baker but decides it's best not to comment .The French are very keen on holidays.


18 comments:

  1. Bob's yawn decidedly better than being dispatched by the Font to reduce the noise :). Hmm...garlic..one of my favorite foods ;).

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  2. The raspberry tart looks wonderful. Ripe wild raspberries are still abundant in several of the places where Bertie and I go for walks. In fact yesterday I saw ripe raspberries and ripe blackberries on the same walk and wondered if it is a first and worthy of a letter to the papers!
    Cheers, Gail.

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  3. We thought that was a garlic rocket--had to go back to see the sails.

    Hope you bought enough bakery goods to last. (In the freezer)

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  4. Love the header photo, Angus!

    There is no doubt, the French really are keen on their extended holidays--Most of us here in the US are just happy to have a 3 day weekend.

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  5. Drat and double drat, now you've got to wait an entire four weeks before you can eat another raspberry tart....who does the baker think he is?
    Enjoy.

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  6. I hope the baker doesn't supply the cafe with it's croissants ! Try explaining that to Bob and Sophie, no croissants for 4 weeks

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  7. I suspect an interesting post in the future when the garlic sculpture festival arrives. Four weeks off at once for a baker? Yikes!

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    1. September can't be a good month for baguettes !

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  8. So..why are the two raspberry tarts different prices? Look the same to me? Maybe that's HOW the bakers are going on vacation for 4 weeks....

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    1. Must be the perspective of the i-Phone lens. The one at the back really is bigger !

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  9. Did you stock up for the freezer for a few weeks? Or is it fresh or non!

    Cheers,
    Jo

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  10. What does the "B" on top of the tart indicate? B for bodacious? Can't really begrudge the baker his vacances -- he must have to get up daily in the extremely early hours in order to prepare and be a true morning person.

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  11. awww.... though very beautiful....
    i will patiently await another header with the stars of the show...
    well.
    you know who.
    whom.
    the black noses with personalities attached. what a sweet little long tongue! first i thought it was some kind of chew treat... then realized... that's attached to bob!!! LOL.

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  12. I wonder if the baker knows that photos of his creations are anticipated by and will be missed terribly by admirers all over the globe.
    Carefree hearts and untroubled minds make for good sleep.

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  13. I must move to France. I too am keen on hols.

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  14. There really must be something going on with the lens and perspective today because that tart does not look any larger at all, and Bob's tongue looks rather odd, like a fruit roll up. Do they have fruit roll ups there?

    Bob's woof was greeting you good morning and all is well again today.

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  15. No wonder you had to resort to the strawberry eclairs. I bet you're counting the days until the patissier's return!

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