Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A merry Christmas to everybody !

Eight thirty on Christmas morning. The bakers already crammed full of harried fathers and over excited toddlers collecting their buches de noel. To help with the rush two extra staff on duty behind the counter ( mother and mother in law ? ) .

At the cafe under the arcades the beer and absinthe crowd  on their third beer of the day.  The waitress in her apron with the flashing lights .  The motability scooter has tinsel on its handlebars.

The fountain by the war memorial covered in a mountain of  foam. Evidence of the rugby clubs midnight swim. 

Home to find twenty red headed chaffinches squabbling over yesterdays stale croissants. 

A merry Christmas to everybody !


  1. Merry Christmas, Angus! I could get very fat living in France! I love it when you show pictures of food in the stores there.

  2. Merry Christmas Angus and 'the font'!

    I love reading all your posts about your life in France and hope that one day I can read about you having PONs again, too.
    My own miniature polar bear Diesel went to Heaven last summer and this is the first Christmas for my new puppy Merlin. It is so nice to see him explore everything with enthusiasm and always positive attitude. Hope you can experience it soon, too.

    1. Malka, your photos of Merlin are a
      delight....what fun he must be to
      have around. We're all looking
      forward to seeing seeing PON x 2
      in deepest France profonde soon.
      Have a wonderful New Year witth

  3. I must add that I really appreciate all your photos of pastry and cakes. I am quite fanatic about cakes and pies myself and takes lots of pics of them, too. :-P

  4. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!! I love the buche de Noel, but I had to go on currency converter to satisfy my curiosity as to what a Euro is to a Canadian dollar. Oh. However, I'd happily pay as they all look rather delicious!

    Joyeux Noel!

  5. A Merry Christmas to you both. About to sit down to the turkey and Kilted Sausages...why do people insist on calling them Pigs in Blankets, they are Kilted Sausages and that's that.....HAVE A LOVELY DAY.....ann.

  6. Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
    Alexander Smith

    Merry Christmas Angus and The Font and to your family too. Thank you for sharing your adventures in France province.

  7. merry christmas to you and your lady dear lad.
    your blog is just a delightful gift throughout the year!
    tammy j

  8. Edward and Apple received a squeaky Santa from Liberty.
    It was a gift from a friend who owns cats and therefore smelled incredible.
    They are in heaven.
    Happiest of Christmases to you!

  9. Merry Christmas!! The foamy fountain is rather festive. Hope the holiday is happy and cozy!! Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  10. Merry Christmas to you too, Angus. :)


  11. Very festive pastries! Australia closes down for Christmas....no racing out to get your stuff in the morning. Never mind beer and absinthe.

    Happy holidays.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. Merry Christmas to you and "the font".

    Wonderful to read your comment above about the imminent arrival of two PONs!

  13. The fountain looks like Christmas magic! That cake looks fantastic, too! Merry Christmas to you! I hope the holiday serves you well. :)

  14. Merry Christmas to you, the Font and your entire family!!!
    How on earth do you choose just one of such gorgeous looking buches de noel? Or does the Font give you explicit instructions when you go shopping? I get carried away just looking at the photos.
    Hope you enjoy all the time spent with your visiting family members, as you embrace each other and share experiences missed.

  15. I hope your day was an enjoyable one--It certainly got off to a good start! *´¨)
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  16. Merry Christmas to you and the Font and your family!!!

  17. Merry Christmas (belatedly) to all at the Rickety Old Farmhouse!
    Cheers, Gail and Bertie.