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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Did you give a Christmas present to your postman/woman?
Marie-Ange is a treasure. Like all of our local postmen she goes out of her way to be helpful.
Most of our post gets put into our letter box at the end of the drive, but special things are always delivered direct into the kitchen; even if we're out. She also quizzes us for info about any foreign names she can't place (none of which we ever know).
If I'm around when she calls, she always stops for a chat, and to pass on any village news that I might have missed.
Luckily she's also a dog lover, and has become great friends with Bok (which helps).
We don't give presents to everyone, just her, the Pompiers, and our Vigneronne. As usual, Marie-Ange received a transparent box of round, gold-wrapped, chocolates (yes, those), and a bank note in with her card (for the annual Poste calendar).
She's a lovely lady; we'd really miss her if she was moved a different route, which I'm assured she won't be.
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!