Friday, November 19th

I didn’t get much sleep last night… slumbers were preoccupied with, and interrupted by, our dear little Felix.  The night began with very vivid dreams guest-starring….you guessed it….Felix!  In between these furtive fantasies, I was constantly stirred awake with nips to my nose or paws pushing against my face….sometimes gently, sometimes insistently…..but always, always, always with demands to be snuggled and petted.   I told him that Craig was feeling neglected and tried to coax him over to the other side of the bed but he just curled up on top of me and went to sleep.  Oh well… least one of us got some sleep.  

After a couple of very strong shots of morning coffee, we drove over to Colombiers to see if Rive de France could spare a part that Craig needs for the boat….they could and did….so now Craig can get back to the wiring problems that keep popping up (right now, we can have a shower pump or back cabin lights….but not both).  

Since we were in Colombiers, we stopped for lunch at Pom Cannelle (the little restaurant at the marina), and had one of our favorite meals…..Galettes Bretonne (savory crepes with ham, cheese and egg) accompanied by a small pichet of rosé and ending with a Grand Marnier crepe…..hmm, hmm, good.

The day was warm enough to sit outside (if you were wearing a sweater) so we joined the locals and dined al fresco.  It was a gorgeous day on the canal….the water was so still, you could see the fish swimming along.  Ahhhh, yes…..this is what we came here for…..we feel most at home by the water.

We stopped at the market on the way home to pick up a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau…..a special bottling of young wine from the Beaujolais region…..made to celebrate the end of the harvest.  With only six weeks of fermentation, it’s a light, fruity wine that’s always released on the third Thursday in November.  The Beaujolais Nouveau made by Georges Dubouef, so prominent back in California, was also available here but we decided on a different brand….Le Pere la Grolle….because we liked the label….a depiction of puppets made popular in Lyon in the 1700’s….Guignol, his wife Madelon, and Le Pere la Grolle (the cobbler).   Perhaps this isn’t the best way to choose a wine but, for Beaujolais Nouveau, it’s as good a method as any.  

À votre santé…..

About Languedoc Lady

I'm a newly retired woman from California getting ready to spend a year (or more) with my husband living the good life in Languedoc in the southwest of France.
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