Friday, August 12th

Tomorrow we start a three day trip to Provence, so we spent the day getting ready…..doing laundry, cleaning the cottage, worrying about how Felix would do while we were gone….. no Chateau Miaou for him this time.  We’re leaving our “teenager” home alone (hope he doesn’t invite all his little friends over).

By late afternoon, we had finished up and were debating whether to go to a “Toro Piscine” being held this evening in Argeliers….about five minutes away.

For the past month, most of the nearby villages have been advertising “Toro Piscines” which translates as “Bull Swimming Pool.”  Bull Swimming Pool???   We were curious to know what these were and thought this might be a good time to find out but, before spending the time and money on it, I looked it up on the Internet (such a wonderful tool).

A Toro Piscine is a type of bullfight with a small wading pool in the middle of the arena.  Brave (or foolhardy) townsfolk take turns trying to get the bull into the pool (for a peek at a Toro Piscine in action, click here:  http://youtu.be/audS1FhfNZU).  The bull survives each and every event.  Evidently, so do the novice bullfighters…..probably a little worse for wear.

We stayed home and watched the telly.

“God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.” ~ Camille Pissarro

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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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