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jeudi 24 novembre 2011

Sealed with a miss

You know my new regime every morning? Out of bed, a quick coffee then into the car and drive to the beach to walk Digbert Fanshaw Brownshaw who is on a diet ( he`s not fat just portly!)



This morning we awoke to thick dense fog but I will not be deterred by a bit of Normandie weather so off we went. 

That actually sounded quite convincing didn`t it? But I confess its the thought of the thick dense hot chocolat in the cafe afterwards that calls me - and I don`t feel quite so debauched drinking it if I have marched along the beach first.



Soooooo......amazingly when we arrived at the beach it was glorious sunshine, the sea was so still and calm that you could have heard a fish fart and it was totally glorious ......the sea that is ....not the fish fart!.



People have told me that there is a friendly seal on this particular beach and I am so desperate to see him. I search every day but nothing so far. I am getting so desperate that this morning Mark offered to don a rubber balaclava and swim out there to bob about in the water just to please me. Now thats what I call "amour" but he would be the only seal that I have ever seen sporting a moustache and wearing spectacles!


I strain my eyes so hard to see one each morning that I could become a contestant on that Noel Edmonds Tv programme " Seal or no seal"........................no thanks Mr Banker, its a wonderful offer but NO SEAL!

So...off for that gloopy thick hot chocolat in the cafe . Today there was a major queue in there as it is market day and I did consider bursting to the front of the counter to demand my drink shouting that I am chocolat dependant hypoglycemic - and that I would lapse into a stupified state unless I was served first. But, it was not worth the risk. Market day brings out all the old Normandie farmers` wives in their wrap round aprons, wellies and cardigans. They are usually all casually toting baskets of vegetables so huge that even a small donkey would struggle and collape with the weight,  so I didn`t want to risk being battered with a turnip and waited my turn.

Then that was when tragedy struck. After a 20 minute wait I sipped the chocolat to find, NO! NO! NO! it was watery, milky and sickly and not the wonderful dark gloop that I love. I asked the owner who told me that the chocolate whisking machine had broken down so they were having to offer a subsitute until it is mended. Substitute? Subsitute? I think NOT monsieur.....there is NO subsitute for Van Houten!!!





So, today I missed my hot chocolate......sniff! I need to get out more.....................then perhaps not!

A demain mes belles............



6 commentaires:

  1. Dearest Shirley!

    I come by way of Diane, from YONKS. She is a splendid blogger friend of mine and yesterday when I saw your shop featured on her blog, I SWOONED! I am a French teacher and love all things French. I am contacting you to ask you if I would be allowed to provide a link to your shop along with an enticing photo of some of your wares. I am composing my next blog post for holiday shopping on-line, and I want to feature my Etsy shop along with other on-line sellers to encourage people to BUY FROM FRIENDS and ON-LINE merchants!

    Please let me know if that is OK!

    YOU HAVE A VERY DARLING DOG!! He is portly, indeed!!! teeheee

    Anita

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  2. Hello Digby - it's Freya - Do you fancy company on your walk along the beach? I love any beach and I know mum like gloopy hot chocloate as well!!!!

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  3. Hello Freya
    Yes please because if Diggers gets tired he can rode on you back..............and possibly me too!!!
    Hot choc at the biscuit factory afterwards!!

    xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. Hi Anita
    Lovely to meet you. It would be wonderful to be featured- thank you SO much!!
    xxxxxx

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  5. Hello, I just have fallen under your spell, your blog is delightful, I love your way with words, and the story telling of your life. I am glad you are well, Merry Christmas!
    Marcie

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