the barber shop in Carcassonne
Do you ever find yourself smiling at some of the things you pass by during your day?
I love those moments and have started to record them with my camera. I can’t help it. Everything in France seems so exotic to me, being a ‘non-Frenchie’!
Here’s some pics to share with you, but be warned! There’s a few of them, so I hope you don’t get bored!!
Pierre the baker having a ‘tranquil’ pause at the morning market
A lovely orange 2CV, shining like a beacon in the morning light
…those 2CVs are EVERYWHERE!
‘Chic Dog’ (you know how they put their words backwards!) – every pooch needs a parlour
Hotel de Ville in Narbonne flying the Bleu Blanc Rouge
Frenchy frilly bits…
…and not so frilly bits
…les messieurs like a bit of pink too
It’s the real thing! – one of Mamy Jeanne’s much-loved recipe books
…a Mamy Jeanne dish
(& check out the brilliant photo of her!)
And while we’re on the topic of books, I just love this. It’s the bookshelf in our local village library… gives you a small taste of what the public are reading up on! Recipes, winemaking, a history of Europe, a history of France and, bien sur, a little bit of psychotherapy. Tres francais.
Yes, it’s the GIANT COLON!! Be curious!! Roll up for a visit to the centre of the giant colon!… (thanks for the poster Mat, you know me too well!)
Colon health, giant ‘chariots de fromage’ (cheese trolley). Ever heard of the French paradox?
At the local ‘brocante’. This poor guy got caught, but we still hear his friends in our garden at night
the doorhandle to one of my favourite brocantes
a cinema in Limoux (where Blanquette is made)
Really love this one too. The scene, the clothing (so now!) and the little guy at the back just happens to be some Vigneron I know…
a regular vision in these villages
les messieurs sur les bancs
Still there? Hope you made it!