My Mazamet

Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho

When the livin’ is easy

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That’s Mike and the girls looking at Mazamet from a medieval village on the Black Mountain. A tiny, cute village with a pleasant restaurant.

The weather’s been amazing. The girls have gone back to England. A little bit sad, but there’s next year to look forward to. I’ve been catching up on things I’ve been meaning to watch/read for a while:

The Time in Between (tv series) which was a huge success in Spain before we left. Glossy, pretty, decent acting. Not much depth or sophistication, though. For example the star’s spy name is Aris Agoriuq which is her name, Sira Quiroga, spelt backwards. Where’s Alan Turing when you need him?

The Girl on the Train (book.) Haven’t started yet, but I love the concept.

I also watched two lgbt themed productions. EastSiders is interesting, it gets better as it develops. Watching it made me incredibly happy that I’m not a single gay man in his 30’s in L.A. I Want Your Love is heavy on the sex scenes. Watching it made me ecstatic that I’m not a single gay man in his 30’s in San Francisco.


As soon as the girls left we went out to get a new iron table for the terrace, the table that was there before was too small.

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We’re still using the temporary sofas and chairs we got last year. To my surprise they survived winter in near perfect condition.  I like the length of the sofa (8 feet), and it’s comfortable, so it may not be so temporary after all. But I do have to get more comfortable armchairs. Maybe a little set like this:

7 comments on “When the livin’ is easy

  1. Godless Cranium
    August 16, 2016

    Second set looks super nice. Great pictures!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. john zande
    August 16, 2016

    How do you ever manage to keep your platoon of tuxedo-wearing winged serving monkeys out of the photos? Our tuxedo-wearing winged serving long-eared jerboa’s are sluts for the camera.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Helen Devries
    August 16, 2016

    I rather covet that long sofa…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Well- after you lay on it, there’s still room for a pack of dogs at one’s feet.
      And here’s a video for you:


      • Helen Devries
        August 17, 2016

        Yes, for once I could stretch my legs and have the dogs with me…

        I don’t think i would be wearing a martin fur hat while lying there, though…or if I did the dogs would soon have it off me.

        Super song….wasn’t it one of Aristide Bruant’s…I think I have it on a site of Chanson Francais – Temps de Cerise aux Feuille Morts..if I remember the title correctly…

        Liked by 1 person

  4. acflory
    August 16, 2016

    Mmm…I like the second set of chairs.:)

    Liked by 1 person

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