Friday, July 29, 2016

The day.

The day when the regional judges are due to come and judge the flower beds. Will they decide that the village warrants a rosette ?

The mayor and the ladies of the Beautiful Byeways Committee are up early. We see them filling watering cans as we return from our early morning walk. Bob is also keen to help water the plants but is dissuaded from doing so.

There is some uncertainty as to whether the judges will arrive at ten or at noon. The little lady in the purple hat took the message but she can't be found. The assumption is she's gone off to the local market.

Melons - en masse - make an appearance in the greengrocers.

The variety of onions on offer continues to grow.

Munster cheese with Cumin seeds. They seem to add Cumin seeds to all sorts of cheese. Must be one of those old country things like Chicory added to Coffee to make it go further.

So starts a day of great excitement here in deepest, deepest France profonde.


  1. We are on tenterhooks. Will the judges show up? Will their visit go smoothly? When are the results announced?

  2. An exciting day for the village ! Like Bertie, we too, are on tenterhooks, and hope all goes well, and that the judges show up, and award a rosette.
    Your comment about Bob being dissuaded from watering the flowers, reminds us that this year, for the first time ever, we don't have a (male) dog, and so plans are in hand to actually plant some "proper" flowers. Our girls will probably enjoy eating the pretty blooms !

  3. Can't wait to find out the result. I wonder if there'll be champagne corks popping tonight

  4. We all know that the village merits a rosette (and more) and hope that the judges will know, too. Such suspense . . .

  5. Wondering how the judges show their results. Do they stand in a line and hold up cards: 5.6, 7.3, 4.8, and so on? Or perhaps it's by secret ballot, lest there be social repercussions. Fingers crossed . . .
    Still trying to get my head around the idea of Munster with cumin in.

  6. Bonne chance! (The limit of 9th grade French) Every morning the news brings more lunacy of the world, but how wonderful that people are hoping for a you faith.

  7. Do you have enough champagne on hand?

  8. I hope your day as well as the day for the ladies of the Beautiful Byeways Committee ended well, and with a rosette to show for their efforts.