Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Steak and Kidney Pie.
A day of high adventure beckons. We head off to buy a Christmas tree. Bob leaps into the back of the car. Then he leaps out again. His sister is nowhere to be seen. He never goes anywhere without his sister. He finds her in the orchard searching for moles. Finally, Sophie is encouraged into the car. She seems oblivious to the delay.
The young man at the Christmas Tree outlet has one of those highly fashionable and ever so slightly threatening hair cuts. Shaved aggressively on the sides and left long on the top. It's as if he's wearing a dead cat on his head. He turns out to be a student studying modern languages at the Sorbonne. Looks can be deceptive. He puts the chosen tree in a wind tunnel type device and wraps it in gauze. The PONs find this intriguing. Bob 'de-threats' some trees.
A quick trip to the supermarket while Bob and Sophie doze in the back of the car. The exotic food section has been expanded for the festive season.
It now includes Christmas Puddings, Mince Pies, Pot Noodles and most exotically of all tinned Steak and Kidney Pies. What would an unsuspecting French person make of a tinned Steak and Kidney Pie ? My guess is they wouldn't use the word 'exotic'.