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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.
Total Eclipse of the Blog
Hello, dear readers! Are you in the path of the eclipse? Did you buy the
special glasses? I am sort of in the path and bought glasses . . . however
6 months 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!