Wednesday, June 18, 2014

One size fits all.





Sunrise. The early rising Belgian pilgrims are greeted by Bob with his basso profundo woof and Sophie with her high pitched '' why don't you stop and play with us ? " yelp.

We buy fresh peas ( the PON's love fresh peas ), and the first of the local peaches. The strawberry seasons already finished and the cherries have turned that deep purple colour that says they too will soon be gone.

To Castle Gloom for dinner with Monsieur le comte. Outside it's hot enough to melt the tarmac. Inside there's a damp rheumatic chill. The chatelaines brother is visiting. He's parked his combine harvester on the lawn.'' I've come by a set of tyres that would fit your SAAB " he says over the watery vichyssoise. '' Can let you have them for a good price . A very good price".  ' It's a Skoda ' I respond, hoping this will end the conversation. '' Same thing " he replies. A reminder that in deepest France profonde there are two types of car ; French - and the others.


8 comments:

  1. I hate to think what the atmosphere's like in Castle Gloom in winter.

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  2. I am very happy to hear about the peaches and hope they will last until late July. We will be visiting France for about ten days, and my daughter specifically asked whether there would be peaches. Also whether they would be hairy, as here in Japan, or the smooth kind where you can eat the peel as well, as in the US.

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  3. We only know cars by colour.

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

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  4. Is peach and almond tart going in to the 'Font's' impressive cookbook ?

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  5. Castle Gloom...No need for any other descriptives to get the message!

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  6. Nothing to add. Still laughing at the description of the dinner "party".

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  7. "A very good price"....now where have I heard that before? Hope you didn't fall for it....smile.
    I agree with Bob and Sophie...I love freshly picked peas too!!

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  8. Ha ha ha! Did you tell him it's always questionable to buy tires from men who drive combines?

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