Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A very special place.

Off travelling for a few days. On the way to the airport we stop at a small market. A greengrocer , a flower seller and a fresh faced young couple selling macaroons and chocolates. A queue has formed at their stall ( always a good sign ). Both macaroons and chocolates delicious. The chocolates , made that morning, particularly so. Both macaroons and chocolates, we're proudly told,  made without preservatives.

The fresh faced young couple have a kitchen and are saving up for the deposit on a shop. In the meantime they sell at the roadside. The girl comes from Marseille. Sometimes the winter cold makes her cry but this is the life and the dream they want. When it comes to a passion for food France remains a very special place.

Talk again on Friday.


  1. A delight around every corner.

    The bread stall at the local Farmer's Market always has the longest line. Expensive, but excellent bread.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. and what a place it is…no other has been as respected for it’s food and WHERE it comes from or how it is treated:


  3. An excellent reminder of why I am looking forward to another cycling trip in France (Alsace/Vosges) at Easter!
    Cheers, Gail.

  4. That's why France and the UK are on my travel radar for next year.
    Glad you enjoyed both the chocolates and the macaroons.
    Safe travels to you and the Font.

  5. Fresh anything where we live is just a dream. But we can dream, can't we and macaroons and chocolates are a perfect start.
    Safe trip.

  6. Oh wow! Those pictures make my mouth water! I have a feeling they'll be very successful in their venture!

  7. Trying to get all your traveling in before you bring home a couple of pups, I expect!
    You torture us with the photos of all those macaroons!

  8. what a lovely little story. young dreams are the best.
    and i love the humble simplicity of the beautiful delicious macaroons.

  9. I'd love to have them for Tea!!! Take care Susanne, Daisy, Foxiie and Kiri

  10. Those chocolates do sound fabulous - "very special". Have safe travels.

  11. I missed this post a couple of days ago--Just as you did in India, you and 'the font' are helping people who work hard and have a dream of being a success to do just that! I hope your trip has been a safe and enjoyable one!