Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tell a compelling story.


Aude, the bipolar decoratrice, shows up at the gate at seven twenty. She chats away to herself as she puts up scaffolding. Putting up scaffolding is an activity that Bob finds intriguing. Aude was supposed to be here on Monday but was delayed waiting delivery of a replacement hand loom. Today she's wearing green dungarees, black army boots and a yellow tee shirt with the motto '' Tell a compelling story " emblazoned across it.


'The Font' is presented with an undyed pashmina. Audes specialty in the Women's Cooperative. The white and grey tones alarmingly reminiscent of Elmo before he keeled over in the  rose circle. 


The 'Loonj' is finally ready at the Volkswagen garage. Angus and Bob head off in the little replacement Up! to collect it from the repair shop. It's only taken four weeks to get it back on the road.


To celebrate having a car with electric windows dog and master detour via the bakers on the market square. The chocolate things are for Angus. The lemon meringue tart and the rum Baba for 'The Font'.


Sophie is given an hours walk round the old roman walls in the afternoon.


Here's an unusual fact. The worlds largest Hindu temple is under construction in Robbinsville NJ : http://www.baps.org/Robbinsville



12 comments:

  1. Sophie's clearly gaining strength by the day - wonderful to see.

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    1. She considers herself 110% recovered.

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  2. You couldn't wish for a better co-driver, or companion, than Bob.
    In the first two photos, the look on Sophie's face says she doesn't believe a word of it - whatever it is ! Wonderful to see her striding along, but is her hours walk to burn off her master's chocolate indulgences, or purely for her benefit !!

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    1. Thank heavens for lively dogs to walk off the chocolate indulgence !

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  3. You incite metabolism envy by showing your patisserie intake.
    You mentioned a town suffering "donut syndrome" a while back. The New York Times has a similar story about Albi: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/world/europe/france-albi-french-towns-fading.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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    1. Thank you for the article. The advent of hypermarkets is changing French shopping habits. Working Moms don't have the time or inclination to spend hours going from small shop to small shop. The centre of towns die and the suburbs expand.The arrival of big industry in towns like Toulouse boost the population but the incomers want a garden and a access to the countryside - that drives the suburbs ever onwards.

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    2. I had just copied the link to this story for you before coming over to check-in on Bob and Sophie...So great to see Sophie marching down the road in that last photo!

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  4. Oh, the bakers again. You can't imagine how many times I'll look at that picture today.
    Bob and Sophie are looking very fit.

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  5. Just look at Sophie's tail held so high!! She's one happy girl!

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  6. Electric windows are a MUST in any car we get.

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    1. Absolutely - and they seem to be a very good excuse to buy delicious chocolate indulgences !

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  7. Look at the marvelous baked goods! I'm swooning! I'll start an one end and take a single bite , savor it, and go to the next and do the same, right on down the line. When I reach the end I'll start over. I'd die happy.

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