Friday, July 1, 2016

Tour de France.

Still hot. The PONs sit on the wooden garden table in the half shade. When a combine harvester rumbles past they leap off the table and bark. They consider this to be great fun.

They get an hours walk in the morning and a further half hour before lunch. After that it's time to doze on the cool of the hall floor tiles.

Vegetables of an ever more exotic hue make their appearance in the greengrocers. There are instructions on how to make salads with Cameroonian Chikouangs and Costa Rican Eddos,

The tomato stall seems safer.

Much activity on the surrounding streets. The Tour de France comes to the department on July 7th.


  1. Is the 'Font' not keen to further expand her already impressive culinary range with some new and exotic ingredients?
    Will you be going view the Tour de France?

  2. Never mind the exotic veg - I much prefer the delightful duo's idea of a day well spent !

  3. The Tour de France comes through our village later this month. The other night, they painted a median near our house. At 11:30 p.m. I suppose that was when there was no traffic. They did the red, then came back two nights later to do the white, also at 11:30 p.m. Then they tested out their horns. I was told that the cyclists keep their heads down as they ride, so they need to be alerted by sound to obstacles in the road. We got many blasts of airhorns after the paint job, so it was around 1 a.m. by then.
    Happily, the tour comes through at midday, not in the middle of the night.

  4. Know nothing of Costo Rican vegetables but choice of tomatoes is astounding. Pons look happy.

  5. Funfair....Tour de's all happening.

  6. Excellent selection of tomatoes. Delightful.
    If the Tour route passed your house, what wonderful entertainment it would be for Bob and Sophie.