Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Not overly impressed.


Easter Monday in France profonde. Hot, cloudless and very, very quiet. The German billionaires, accompanied by a small fleet of vans containing retainers and supplies, arrive at the chateau. Brunhilda - the chateau dog - meets Sophie. Neither seems overly impressed. German money versus Polish princess. The Very Old Farmer gets lost on his way back from his daily visit to the churchyard. Two cars and a tractor pass by in the afternoon.


While Sophie helps 'The Font' convert last nights leg of lamb into a curry, Bob and Angus head off for a long walk. There are badgers about. Bob is kept on his lead. From their aggressiveness it must be assumed that this is badger birthing season. Bob returns home with his nose, if not his pride, intact.


The hollow fruit on the Easter Egg is made from that thin layer of coated sugar that you find on the outside of M&M's. It seems almost a shame to eat them. A reminder of the skill sets that still exist in provincial France.

This marvellous little Texas company was written up in the weekend FT. Imagine organizing a party for all the neighbourhood dogs  : http://bowwowbones.net/menu/



19 comments:

  1. What a beautiful portrait of Sophie!

    Happy Spring from Lisa and Cherry the Pon in Tokyo!

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    1. Hi to Tokyo. As a PON owner you'll know that looks can be deceptive !

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  2. Duke and Petite-Chose at 2GApril 7, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Lovely photos of both PONs.
    If the German billionaire has arrived with sons and their fancy cars, then it seems your days of peace may be numbered. With a fleet of retainers and supplies, it sounds more like a military manoeuvre (and probably is) and rather spoils the normal image of visiting the "little place in the country"! Whatever happened to loading up the car, filling the tank - and just going.....?

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    1. One van was carrying cases of German wine , A rather strange thing to bring to France !

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  3. The upper third of that egg, has a fruit face.

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  4. That egg is amazing, I really don't know how you'll have the heart to break it.
    But...well it is chocolate so needs must!

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  5. Very concerned to read that the Very Old Farmer is getting a little confused, though we are sure that everyone in the village will keep an eye on him.
    It's sacrilege to spoil it, but can you begin on the egg by eating the back first - that way you can still admire the front ? If you don't, soon, then Caroline, the unhappy cleaning lady will have to start dusting it, and she won't be a happy bunny - Easter or otherwise ! Perhaps you can bribe a smile from her by offering one of the fruits ?

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    1. The VOF gets visits from the district nurse three times a day so he's managing ( for the time being ) just fine.

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  6. I don't think we have such artful chocolate displays here -
    Now my dog wants a party - I once happened upon a US internet company selling bundles of sticks to dog owners!

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    1. Selling sticks to dog owners ? That's entrepreneurship !

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  7. That egg is truly amazing. I have never seen anything like, especially one so big. I hope it taste as good as it is pretty. What I would give to have a pastry and cheese shop like you have there in my neck of the woods! If I had to choose just one, it would be the cheese shop!!

    Though I rarely comment, I have followed your blogs for years. Love your Pons!

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    1. The egg tasted even better than it looked !

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  8. Real craftsmanship. LVMH eat your heart out!

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    1. Cheaper than an egg a fifth of the size at Fortnums .

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  9. I thought I'd learned my lesson last time to let Brownie read my favourite blogs while I'm reading...now he wants a BIGG party too like Lisa Daria's dog above.

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    1. A big party ... That would be relaxing !

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  10. We get a Bow Wow box delivered monthly here in New Zealand. Natural treats... And a toy. not sure who loves it more, poppy or me....
    That egg is making my mouth water. Wouldn't mind a monthly delivery of those :)

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