The little market town a hive of activity . By the town hall a policeman is directing the traffic. Badly . A large group of German motorcyclists have stopped , en masse , for breakfast . The beer and absinthe crowd at the cafe looking decidedly unhappy as this phalanx of leather clad bikers occupy the tables and sprawl across the pavement . Nowhere for us to sit , so Wilf lies in the back of the car with the tailgate up while I fetch a bowl of water and a cup of coffee . I rejoin him with the shocking news that the cafe has sold out of croissants .
The bakers little boy and girl are just heading off to school when we arrive . The seven year old son , satchel on his back , leading his five year old sister by the wrist . The little girl spots Wilf , pushes her brothers hand away, runs back into the shop and then reappears with a third of a croissant au beurre . Wilf positively beams as she splits it into two and feeds him . She giggles, pats him on the head and then skips off to catch up with her irritated brother . Early morning laughter . There is something innocent and reassuring about the rhythms of life in France.
What flavour is the cake decorated with lilac macaroons , I ask . " Strawberry mascarpone , tequila and lychees " comes the reply . We buy a strawberry gateau .
As always, Vilfee charms the girls...ReplyDelete
Definitely, the strawberry gateau.ReplyDelete
Oh, Bertie is saying he'd be prepared to give the one with tequila and lychees too..
Tequila cake? I won't even ask! :)ReplyDelete
Life in your village bakery looks very different than life in ours.ReplyDelete
The strawberry mascarpone was a good call!ReplyDelete
We were just in Provence this weekend touring the Roman Ruins. sadly the dogs stayed at a doggie spa here en Suisse. (yes, that's my bad Franglais)...we were sad to discover the chateau we stayed at was completely gated and walled (safe for off-leash walks) and accepted dogs... oh well, that just means more visits to France for us.
Loki's foster once told me rather than avoid children, to let children who are geniunely happy to see Loki, to pet, adore, feed him treats, because children are simple spirits like dogs, and they are good for eachother. so true.
We agree with the rotties. Wilf does have a way with the female--except maybe Kellee.ReplyDelete
XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella
I think the strawberry gateau was an excellent choice--I wonder which cake the bikers would have chosen?ReplyDelete
All is right with the world when small pleasures continue despite intrusion...a little girl with a croissant balancing out bikers. Wilfee ought not to miss his morning treat even if intruders decide to appear.DBHReplyDelete
Is Wilf feeling better, then? Hopefully, the prayers of all of us who love him have been answered. Please give him our special love.ReplyDelete
We would be glad to try any or all of the cakes. They look heavenly!
Tequila flavored cake? I'd have gone with the strawberry gateau, too! I can just imagine that Wilf and that little girl both made each others' days. What a relief that he got his croissant after all!ReplyDelete
I'm glad Wilfee did not have to face the horrors of a day sans croissant.ReplyDelete
Mmmmmmmmmmmmnnn to all and we love the picture dancing in our heads of little boy holding wrist of lil sis. Lil sis seeing Wilf with no croissant and fetching a half from somewhere for him. The image will remain a while!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! Sending you kisses, Wilf!
Sammie, Avalon and Oz
oh my goodness! what a delightful post in every way...a charming story, lovely morning pictures of your little market town, luscious cakes, our beloved wilf connecting with another innocent little soul. perfection. tj (tammy)ReplyDelete
What a sweet little girl! The strawberry confection sounded interesting! This comment by Ina in Alaska (in case Blogger fails. again.ReplyDelete
Such charming children in your village... or maybe its the handsome dude with the big black nose that every women cannot resist :)ReplyDelete
tequila with mascarpone... quite interesting!
our love to fluffy one.
I am back - had a lightning into a tree and my phone line - battling with Telecom for 6 days - still not all is working...ReplyDelete
The cake looks haute couture - wishing to feed Wilf a croissant, too.
Love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Foxiie very happy only the trees been hit very unnerved with Italian Telecom
I was feeling so bad for Wilf that the cafe had run out of croissant. I thought to myself that the cafe knows you order one every day, they should've saved you one! But then when I read the little girl ran off to get one for him, it made my heart smile. I would hate for Wilf to miss a treat.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful story of the little girl, the croissant, and Wilf!ReplyDelete