Thursday, December 8, 2011
Less is more .
The Christmas decorations have gone up in the little market town . Swathes and swathes of fairy lights strung the length of the main street , round the market hall , between balconies and across every facade. Even the two old walnut trees outside the church door have succumbed to the manic municipal decorator - each limb painstakingly swaddled in twinkling lights . Studio 54 meets deepest France Profonde . ' Less is more ' not a concept that has hit Tarn-et-Garonne .
Wilf spends most of his day in the kitchen patiently advising ' the font ' on short crust pastry . In between times he dozes . The recent ' unpleasantness ' completely forgotten . Last night he sleeps uninterruptedly from eleven to six thirty. Much needed rest for dog .. and owners . This morning he is primed and ready to head off to join the beer and absinthe crowd and be rewarded with his illicit half croissant by the laughing waitress.