Thursday, November 22, 2012


Cold and bright. Down to the cafe under the arcades for the morning croissants, a cup of coffee and a chance to read the daily papers. Another EU summit. Another chance for the French press to berate ' Les Anglais ' . The term Anglo-Saxon , the greatest insult in the French language, liberally bandied around.  This time the argument is about money. '' Dishonest and undignified " the caption under a picture of the British Prime Minister.

Facing me on the church doorway an old medieval carving. Half dog, half fish or is it half rabbit, half fish ? Probably passed it a hundred times before without noticing it. Just goes to show -   Look hard enough and there's always something to make you smile.

Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. So very, very true.
    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. That's why I turn to this blog first thing in the morning.

  3. Hope you and "the font" have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. The head looks rather kangaroo-ish.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    1. Guess that makes it that rare medieval beast a Kangafish or a Fisharoo.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and The Font....hope you have a wonderful day.
    Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, I am thankful everyday that I have your blog to read.
    Loved the carving..whatever it's interesting.

  6. Without having seen Scotsmad comment, I first thought it looked a bit kangaroo-ish too, but it's France, so I squinted and I can see a rabbit or a fox....

  7. I like 'Fisharoo'! We are roasting our turkey right now! I am sincerely thankful for excellent blogs like this one!

  8. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Love the pictures!

  9. I was so interested in the detail on the building so I did a cursory Google search. I think it may be a makara, a Hindu mythological creature. Half stag & half aquatic. Whatever it is, I love it!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Now if I could only get my dogs to do all the cooking .......

  10. I guess you see what you want to, and the French are no different. That's quite an interesting little gargoyle! :)

  11. Great photos! Murray loved the creature!

  12. I thought perhaps it was an ancient fish, like the coelacanth . They left off a few flippers but thats to be expected.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat