Saturday, December 22, 2007

Safe and sound

I had a very busy week supervising exams and this morning Rob and I went into town to do a little last minute Christmas shopping and pick Dom up from the station. The man at the Irish Counter very nicely gave me a free plastic carrier bag as I had a flimsy bag from another shop that was going to break. He said as long as I walked round town a lot with it he didn’t mind. (Don’t worry I always use plastic bags till they fall into holes.)

A couple of mornings last week I arrived at the big car park just after seven. The fairground is there at the moment but I suppose everyone was asleep at that hour, so the car park was deserted. I thought that I would feel more afraid to get out of the car than I did but it was fine. The closer I got to the park there were a few more people about, though mainly women like me, on their own. I didn’t want to go through the park so I used the underpass by Dom’s old Lycée. It’s really well lit inside and at either end. I was amazed at how secure I felt.

The Return of the Pink Panther Cork

In the interests of scientific research, I bought another bottle of the pink corked wine. Now I can tell you that it is called “Les Recoltes d’Adrien” and is a Cabernet Sauvignon – Merlot. It’s a wine from the Atlantic coast of France and on the back it says it’s robe(?) is of pale rose petals. Its scent is of strawberry with note of liquorice, caramel and menthol ( menthol??). It is supple and rounded. Personally I think that it is a little mediocre, but chilled on a hot day it would be very welcome. As it didn’t cost that much I would say you get what you pay for.

Friday, December 14, 2007

It rattles my cage!!

I’ll be perfectly honest, I’ve reached the age of 52 and I think that my eyesight has done pretty well up to now. However, I do not see as well as I used to in the dark. I don’t like driving in the dark. I find it difficult to cope with on coming headlights and lights shining in the rear view mirror.

This is the point I’d like to make: If you ride a bicycle or a moped without lights, how can you expect to be seen? Especially when you have a menopausal woman behind the wheel who can hardly see anyway. If you are reading this and ride a bike in the dark without lights remember you are almost invisible. It’s like the disappearing Statue of Liberty trick that David Copperfield does. The difference is, it’s a lot easier to knock someone off their bike.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Seeing Pink

I had a bright pink cork in some wine this week. And that was before I’d had a drink…

One week later...

Yet another busy week has passed by. On Monday I had a meeting at the school of commerce were I supervise exams. The old boss is back from maternity leave . She said exactly the same as her replacement but in a much pleasanter tone. We got paid for going to the reunion too. For the next couple of weeks I’ll be out supervising, there are a couple of mornings where I start at 8 and finish after one o’clock. I must remember to put a snack into my bag – I thought that cheese and fruit would be best.

I’ve put the Christmas tree up, Rob and Olivier aren’t interested at all this year. Anyway I think it looks beautiful.

Other than that mostly I’ve been working on the cards and writing revues of websites. Perhaps it’s winter, but I don’t feel much like doing anything else at the moment.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

December already

This is the December page of my Tahiti calendar

I’m ashamed that I left my blog for so long without posting. MIL has gone home now after her stay. We get along very well and talk and talk and talk…

I like this quote
“In December keep yourself warm and sleep.” what sensible advice.

To make up for reproducing a page from the calendar without permission here is a link so that you can see the other Tahitian products for sale.