Monday, December 24, 2012
Christmas Eve miracles.
The supermarket opens at 6.30 am. Unheard of for France. ' The font ' suggests we go early to avoid the crowds. Seems we aren't the only people who think like that . Despite the endless line of cars looking for a space a parking spot suddenly appears right by the front door. Christmas miracle #1.
Miracle #2 . All the checkouts are staffed and operational. Ahead of us a large family paying for oysters. They don't pay by cheque. They don't want to discuss philosophy with the check-out lady. Their credit card works. They don't have to run back and buy a pint of milk. We've paid and are in the car all within twenty minutes .
Miracle #3. Neither British Airways nor the French air traffic controllers on strike over the holidays. Toulouse airport running to schedule.
Miracle #4. It's going to be a sunny 75 degrees today.