Monday, March 31, 2014

Nothing is so strong as gentleness,nothing so gentle as real strength.






This morning there's no queue in the bakers. The clocks have changed overnight and the locals are still tucked up in bed. The little market town is quiet at the best of times but this morning it's eerily deserted - Marie Celeste Ville. The beer and absinthe crowd have adjusted their clocks and are just starting on their first lager of the day when we arrive at the cafe. Angus warrants a mere nod of the head but the PON's get a 'Salut Bhub' and a 'Bonjour Sofeee'.

The PON's bark at a few pilgrims, howl at nothing in particular, chase blackbirds and glare at the red squirrels that scamper in the branches of the oak tree. Sophie discovers mole hills. These are excavated. Sophie excavates silently. Bob makes snorting noises like those little wild pigs that pester tourists in Arizona ( therein lies a tale ). Both PON's finally fall into a deep sleep on the table in the garden. 

In the afternoon 'the font'  prepares langoustine au sabayon leger au cafe. Neither Bob nor Sophie stir from the kitchen.

A hectic day, France profonde style.

27 comments:

  1. I think I said awww out loud to photo three, and possibly to the baguettes in photo one.

    I have no idea what you had for dinner, seafood I suspect. I am just completely positive that it tasted better than the homemade mac n cheese I had. It was made with almond milk. Vanilla flavoured almind milk . . .

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    1. Remember - looks can be deceptive !

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    2. Well I know Im not deceived when it comes to Bob and Sophie, they are about as good and honest as good and honest comes. So it must be that the baguettes are not really so great.

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  2. Or is it that the beer and absinthe crowd never actually go home…?

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    1. Even French bars having closing time.

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  3. We would be with the PONs guarding 'the font', dinner sounds delicious!

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  4. Forgive me please ANGUS…….don't you mean to say that the clocks all moved "forward" (Spring ahead, Fall backward) one hour? I think that the locals stayed tucked in bed due to the fact that they forgot to set their clocks forward. Oh well, it will be sorted out sooner or later by all.

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  5. What do you plan to do when summer comes and you want to use the table for more usual purposes - or maybe you need to buy a separate table for the humans?

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    1. There may need to be a separate table for the human residents.

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  6. Awesome duo, what a nice life these puppies have - great. Love the beer crowd saying Hello to them - my dogs are being greeted by the kids in town - such a nice ritual... greetings from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy, Kiri and Dandy

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  7. Is that a stick stuck to Sophie? Or is she digging up a plant.

    Our clocks go back next Saturday...can't wait, early morning walks back on the agenda.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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    1. Sticks, mud, brambles. They all stick to Sophie.

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  8. The absinthe crowd really have no need of a clock to tell them what time it is...after all it's happy hour somewhere in the world...drink up!!

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    1. Never too early for a libation .

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    1. As deserted as a ghost ship !

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    2. Thank you. I googled but wasn't sure.

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  10. Little wild pigs that pester tourists in Arizona ? Do you mean Javelinas ? What story lies behind that throw away line ? Do tell,,,,
    Lil and Henry in Tucson.

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  11. I tickles me no end how much they seem to love that table.

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    1. Maybe it's because they're not allowed on the furniture inside the house ? Forbidden fruits ?

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  12. I'm terribly far behind but happy to see all appears well with you, the Font, and the furbabies. Now to catch up on a lost 5 weeks of posts!

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  13. Yogi and I have been gone for the past weeks staying with My Dad. (89 years and doing well in Michigan) What a Delight getting home and checking in with our favorite PONS in France. Its Great to be back and reading the news.


    Yogi the Lab .... and his Mom ! ! Love Your Blog. ��

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  14. Your day sounds wonderful! :)

    Blessings,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

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  15. A good start to the week!

    Sadly, someone who hasn't had a good start to their week is Lynn at Rocky Creek Scotties--She lost her girl Lilly today.

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