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Monday, 7 February 2011
The Same Mistake Again...
For the second year running, our Mayor has sent us an invitation to the 'Old Folks' luncheon (Repas des Ainés), to be offered by the commune on Sunday 13th.
OK, I'll never see 45 again; but I don't consider myself ready for the scrapheap.
However...... I notice on the menu, that we are to be served 'Mique'; something I would never turn down. I'm sure that Mique was introduced to the area by the English during The 100 Years War; it simply doesn't have a French feel about it.
Mique itself is a giant dumpling. It uses duck fat instead of suet, and is served with boiled salted pork (petit salé) and a variety of root vegetables. This is rib-sticking winter food; not for those on fad diets.
We shall (reluctantly) accept the Mayor's kind invitation, and I shall, hopefully, post some photos some time later.
THANK YOU MA'AM ..........
*Queen Elizabeth 11 has been a constant throughout my life. I was two years
old when she ascended the throne so, she has always been there. A constant ...
2 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. 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!