Off to the fancy bakers in Toulouse at first light.
The collection of cakes on display requires some careful studying. By the time we get to the front of the queue we opt for an Opera, a mille feuille, a raspberry tart ( for The Font ) and something with mandarin slivers on top. I ask what the mandarin thing is but the bakers has seasonal music playing and I miss the explanation in the all enveloping sound of Bing Crosby. A buchette exotique is considered but rejected as being too adventurous at this time of the morning. A young labrador comes into the bakers and makes a friendly bee line for Sophie. This is the time for us to pay and go.
At the fishmongers lobster is the 'fish of the day'. The price seems high but there again Angus is constantly surprised by the price of everything. We decide to buy some smoked salmon instead.
Sophie gets a little sliver of Roquefort from the cheese lady. They have Brie de Melun which has a better texture than Brie de Meaux but more difficult to find.
Christmas song 20 and a cheerful Annie Lennox. If you're going to hail redemptions happy dawn this is the way to do it : https://youtu.be/nAMbRDGabXw?t=34