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Life at № 42

Summer at number 42 (Mazamet, 2017)

“And when the Lord said drinketh champagneth, we didith.” Alcoholics 20:17

We’re enjoying summer no end this year. The girls have made it particularly fun and special. They do every year, but as we settle into life in Mazamet, everything feels a bit more right and permanent. They did a ton of sightseeing. Loved Albi but found Carcassonne slightly crowded and touristy (and people in medieval costumes and children running around with swords isn’t really their thing!)

This year we devised a wonderful way of going to the Mazamet producer’s market (every Monday evening in summer) – which was getting a table on the terrace of the Grand Balcon (restaurant). Perfect spot to watch the music at the end of the evening. Last Monday we had a group singing from the Great American Songbook. Absolutely lovely. There are communal tables and food stalls, but I’m more comfortable with waiters and protective glass. We all know that when a crowd turns in France the people in the big houses are the first ones to lose their heads.

 

Wonderful things this summer include anything made by Miller Harris, (very) light reading, candles in glass containers, and handwoven towels by Les Toiles de la Montagne Noire, which I’m madly in love with.

 

 

 

 

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26 comments on “Summer at number 42 (Mazamet, 2017)

  1. Steve Ruis
    August 10, 2017

    Egad, I dare not ask how long it took to fill your bottle bin. Should we have fears for your liver? :o)

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Pink Agendist
      August 10, 2017

      10 days, but there were four of us 😀 Although there may be a few more bottles in another bin.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Steve Ruis
        August 10, 2017

        Ah, then that is not at all excessive. In this country, nothing succeeds like excess, so you are falling behind!

        Liked by 1 person

      • The Pink Agendist
        August 10, 2017

        Do we know how much we’re supposed to drink or not drink these days?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Carmen
    August 10, 2017

    It all looks terribly refined , Mr. M. (and lovely!)

    Liked by 3 people

    • The Pink Agendist
      August 10, 2017

      Clever, isn’t it? It’s how I trick myself into believing I’ll live forever, and other people into believing I’m better than them 😀 win/win

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  3. Steve Ruis
    August 10, 2017

    Know how much we are supposed to drink? Have we ever? When in college we had a teeshirt that went: “A drinking problem? I drink, I fall down. I get up. See, no problem.” So, is the line being able to stand up? No official boundary other than a breathalyzer test by traffic control police and, in some locals a legal responsibility of bartenders to cut off clients at a particular point (nebulously stated).

    My suggestion is to empty the bin more frequently. See, no problem!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. foolsmusings
    August 10, 2017

    Going out would be great if it wasn’t for those damn people. :p

    Liked by 4 people

  5. makagutu
    August 10, 2017

    You really look like you are having a good time.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. john zande
    August 10, 2017

    Where’s my book, you bastard!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Bela Johnson
    August 10, 2017

    At least you’re drinking the real stuff! People in ‘Murca think champagne is Korbel, which is not horrible, but it’s not champagne. Not really. Loved your scripture – made me chuckle out loud.

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