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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.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY ..........
*We are very lucky to have miles and miles of riverside walks on our
doorstep, with acres of countryside and lakes to enjoy.*
*As we have been having th...
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!
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 (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 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), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; 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!