Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

The croissants were still oven warm when we made it to the bakers. That wonderful, peculiarly French, smell of fresh bread filling the air and wafting out onto the street . Wilf sat patiently at the shop door , nose high, contentedly savouring the scents, while I went inside. This morning the bakers shelves were groaning with all sorts of festive goodies . The choice between the strawberry gateau and the iced apricot sponge proving to be a particularly difficult one to make. While yours truly pondered, the woman at the cash till went to the front door to feed half a warm croissant au beurre to Wilf . First the corner, then two slivers , then the crispy, curved piece from the top. A canine ' Easter doesn't get much better than this ' look on his face. The other customers , all little old ladies with mesh shopping bags, looked on and smiled. The cafe was busy with noisy out of towners, not the best environment for an old blind dog, so we moved quickly onto the newsagents for the morning paper before heading towards the greengrocers for some navel oranges. With Wilf trotting along beside there was just time to pop into the chocolatier for an Easter Egg before heading home. Easter Sunday in France. Still somehow special.


  1. I go into our local bakery just to smell all the fresh bread. It's wonderful every time!

  2. Happy Easter Wilfee's family !
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Cuddles and lots of bisous to my beloved Wilfee. AmitiƩs to you Angus, and the Font.

  3. We had a lovely relaxing Easter, too.

    Happy Easter!

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  4. After deep frying the Cadbury eggs, I think I would have enjoyed a visit to your chocolatier much more, and the bakery too!

    Angus, I hope you, 'the font' and Wilf have a wonderful and enjoyable Easter!

  5. happy easter to you, the font, and wilf!

    the booker man and asa's mama

  6. Wishing you all a perfect day!
    Sounds as though you've already had a head start.

  7. We spent an Easter in Rome, once. I'll never forget the bakeries and the displays in the shop windows...Bliss!

    Wyatt's Mom

  8. hey Wilf,

    That is a great stuffy you have! It sounds like you had a lovely Easter. The photos are scrumptious, and it sounds like you had a very tasty Easter breakfast!

    A Happy Easter to you and yours!


  9. Happy Easter Wilf and family!! Gorgeous day here, yours definitely was from the sounds of it!! Enjoy the chocolate...

    Love your Canadian pals,
    Dianna along with Tor, Willow and Tucker

  10. All of those things sound super yummy!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  11. Happy Easter to you Wilf, Angus and the font. I stole a hot cross bun today and mom didn't get upset...she said "It's Easter...enjoy it"
    Hope your day was peaceful and happy

    Skye, the Moondance Huskies, Kitties and mom Joan

  12. The cafe was filled with noisy out of towners? Oh you locals!
    Happiest of Easters to you, the font and our precious Wilf.
    God bless you and thank you for the joy you give us.

  13. I'm late by now, but I hope you had a Happy Easter! I can just picture that scene at the bakery. I think there's something about Wilf that just brings out the good in everybody!

  14. Happy Easter to all of you. I love the vision of you and Wilf trotting around town together getting ready for Easter. I bet that Wilf doesn't stray far from the baker's door!

  15. I don't know how you managed to pick just ONE treat from that bakery, I'd have wanted them all!

    That description of the woman at the bakery feeding Wilf a croissant was so sweet. I can just picture it in my mind.