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Friday, 2 September 2011
Life's Little Pleasures.
I make no apologies for my occasional extravagance.
My oldest son, who is with us at the moment, is an unashamed gourmet. He's an hotel manager, so it's almost a part of his job description.
One of our more exuberant pleasures (for the few days he's with us) is to share a bottle of chilled Champagne in the early evenings. If it's been a hot day, we sit together in the shade, discuss the world's absurdities, and find easy solutions over a glass of fizz.
It's a drink that requires little in the way of accompanying nibbles, but a bowl of long green Lucques olives from The Languedoc is just perfect.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!