Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday morning.




Market day . The baker only just starting to set out the cakes in the display case.  We must be early. He hasn't switched all the lights on yet. The eclairs and mendiants  lit by the harsh glow of a solitary neon light.  '' Bonjour .  Try one of the nut tarts. They're  a speciality ". We've been here three years and this is the first time he's mentioned his  nut tarts. Must be a new speciality. We buy two. They're heavy for their size. Very heavy .

It's the school holidays. Madame Bay arrives with two granddaughters.  How she got them in the back of the gold metallic 'Wild Child ' voiturette a mystery.  Madame Bay pushes the hoover along the upper hallway. The two three year olds walk behind her mimicking every movement . Identical but seventy years apart. Soon the three of them are dancing , hands above their heads, to disco hits of the 70's on Radio Nostalgie. Gladys Knight has a new generation of fans in the making.


13 comments:

  1. One would think a speciality would be seen more often.

    Can just imagine Madame Bay and her apprentices.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

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  2. I don't know how you choose anything at the bakery, everything always looks like it would be perfectly delicious!

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  3. I would have included one of everything from the bakery, it all looks delightful.

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  4. You could easily weave all of these characters, even the nut tarts, into the most delicious fairy tale.

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  5. wonderful pictures and prose from the france profonde today!.

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  6. I love the image of the little "Pips" dancing down your hallway!

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  7. Happy Saturday! The baked goods look very inviting! The little kids, well... not so much :)

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  8. I would have ordered one from column A, one from column B... ;)

    Blessings,
    Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

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  9. I would love to see a video of that dancing! It must be hilarious and adorable.

    Just the sight of all those cakes and desserts is making my mouth water!

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  10. I imagine Madame dancing happily away, waving her hands over her head, doing her own Wave, while the little girls jump up and down. The tartelette citron looks mouth-watering.

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  11. I was missing the bake shop so! So glad to see it back! One of everything, please.

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  12. Gladys Knight & the Pips!!! What a delightful story.
    So how were the nut tarts?

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