Sunday, November 18, 2012

An early morning bongo.

The market quiet. Very quiet. One of the cheese ladies tells me that people aren't spending as much because of ' la crise ' . " VAT goes up again next year " added by way of explanation.  The cheese lady stresses the word ' again ' . Angus can't help but wonder what it will be like if the French government ever actually tries to trim its spending ? The cheese lady's husband  offers me some canned guinea fowl. ' It's very good '.

Sunday morning early. Very early. The village makes a little money by letting out the Salle de Fetes to various clubs and associations. Today the Salle de Fetes has been hired by a group of tomtom and bongo drum players. They arrive before first light and promptly start bongoing. ' The font ' gets up to see what is causing so much noise. ' Just a group of bongo players practising on the village green ' .

Another Sunday morning in deepest, deepest France profonde.


  1. A rude awakening?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. So? Did you try the canned guinea fowl?

  3. Canned guinea fowl? Really? Not in a million years would I ever have thought that something like that existed. "Very good" by whose standards?
    Bongo players in deepest deepest France Profonde early Sunday morning, what on earth? Your life is the most exotic and stimulating I can think of.
    We have Rastafarians here who come together for meetings, and the drumming and chanting sounds very cultural at first, but then it gets annoying when one needs to rest.
    Have yourself a great day!!

  4. Never a dull moment, is there? I can't imagine canned guinea fowl, it sounds very.....nice.
    Angus, those trees in your first photo....what are they? They look very alien!

    1. RL - those are plane trees that have been recently , and rather brutally, pollarded.

  5. The tinned pintade sound wonderful for making nice, hot, savory meat pies easily now that the cooler weather is here. I'd love to try/have a few cans.
    The drumming, however, must go!

  6. Never a dull momento, is there? Take care - probably you are chiming in or practicing some dance moves on the village green - by tomorrow we will know. Have fun - the Southern Italian "tribe" - my next door is the cemetary - not much happening there ecept Nov. 1 & 2 ...

  7. Ha ha ha! You mean you don't enjoy being woken by the sound of bongos?