Friday, September 28, 2012
The little nut parade.
A sunny start to the day. All the farmhouse windows wide open and the sound of 'Moon River' wafting across the village green . Madame Bay is enthusiastically singing along to Radio Nostalgies Andy Williams special . Four hours of ' back to back ' music. ' Moon River, Where do I begin ? , Can't help falling in love '. Madame Bay apparently knows , or at least can trill along to , them all . Every ten minutes Radio Nostalgie plays a track from one of the old crooners Christmas shows. When you have four hours to fill you have to use all the material you can muster. Here in deepest France profonde there is apparently nothing incongruous about playing 'The Little Drummer Boy' or ' Hark the Herald Angels Sing ' in September.
The weekend of the annual nut festival is almost upon us. Madame Bay is very excited. Her granddaughters and great granddaughters are taking part in the little nuts parade. This information is passed onto me without even a hint of a smile. Presumably it gains something in translation.The highlight of the weekend will be the crowning of King and Queen Nut 2012 at noon on Sunday.
This morning the baker has made a wonderful chocolate sponge. It joins the croissants and a baguette in the back of the car.