Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.


The cafe under the arcades a sobre place. The new months social security cheques get paid tomorrow.Where there would usually be three pre-breakfast libations, today there is only one. The lady in the blue dressing gown, hairnet and red pom-pom slippers waves half heartedly at Bob and Sophie.


Our Hachette Wine Guide seriously out of date. We stop off at the little book store on the marketplace to see if they have a 2015 version. They don't. They do however have a 2013 edition. The woman dusts it down and hands it to me. '' You might as well take this . All they do is change the front cover". She reluctantly agrees to order a copy. '' I've no idea when it will arrive . Are you sure you don't want this one ? " The 'retail' concept in deepest France profonde continues to amaze. The book store is light on books and heavy on string , greeting cards and decorative paper bags.


Gods little angels remain in fine form.


Sophie has had a fringe trim. It is ever so slightly lopsided .


An impatient look all dog owners know. 'It's wet. What are we going to do now ?'

This song playing in the supermarket, the car park and the Post Office. A cultural saturation point ?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zipve5iE2Tc



12 comments:

  1. And I bet the woman in the bookstore is cross that so many people order from Amazon these days...

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    1. Rather bizarrely she speaks with exactly the same pitch of voice as Minny Mouse.

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  2. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GMarch 4, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    In deepest France profonde there must be a big demand for string, greetings cards and decorative paper bags...or they have seriously over-ordered! Not often you find a book store light on books, but perhaps everyone out there has an electronic reading device these days...
    If it's wet, then we see a little touch rugby and rug surfing on the agenda !

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    1. Electronic reading devices in deepest France profonde are probably a year or two away from becoming popular !

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  3. Sorry, we've gone over to the Dark Side and have a kindle.....cuts down on shelving.

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  4. I wonder how the lady makes ends meet with French social charges for such an enterprise? A little James Blunt goes a very long way in this household, but I do rather like that song - thanks for the reminder.

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    1. The royalties for playing it over and over on the Auchan, Casino and Leclerc speaker systems must be truly awesome !

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  5. I'm afraid I'm on a kindle now as well, its easier to manage on the commute

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  6. You can't buy greetings cards for love nor money in the Lot et Garonne - at least not ones that anyone would ever want to receive! She'd do well up here.

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  7. What a perfect pair....such a sweet look on them both.

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  8. The beer and absinthe crowd in a sombre mood...we can't have that....hope the cheques arrive in time.

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