I hope that you simply and yours are properly.
First an ideal large bienvenue, welcome, to new subscribers. And as at all times, a large thanks to long run mates right here, a few of you’ve got been with me for greater than ten years and I’m very, very grateful in your assist, messages and friendship.
I’ve simply obtained again from Rouen in Normandy the place the improbable Armada occasion is in full swing (till 18 June). It’s probably the most feel-good, enjoyable and fabulous occasions I’ve ever been to, tall ships galore in port, sailors singing sea shanties, live shows, avenue performers, pop up bars and eating places and this yr – wall to wall sunshine! It’s positively one to not miss, I’m hooked on this occasion, however we’ll have to attend till June 2027 for the following one. I’ll be writing about it within the Autumn journal and provide you with dates and particulars then (you’ll be able to subscribe totally free right here).
At residence the brand new puppies – Nina and Girl, at the moment are almost 10 weeks outdated and Bread Man, the person who delivers the bread, is I believe simply as besotted with them as we’re – me and the opposite half Mark that’s, and Ronnie and Reggie the one-year-old Labrador pups who’re completely in love with their new child sisters. The cats and chickens not a lot, the chasing about don’t impress them in any respect! (You possibly can see all of the canines right here on Instagram).
The newbies got here residence with us a few weeks in the past and the following day Bread Man arrived with our baguettes and croissants to an orchestra of squeaky yip-yap barks.
“What’s that?” requested Bread Man, closing one eye midway and turning his head to 1 facet.
Bread Man is an animal lover.
“No more canines?” he sounded as incredulous as our vet once we took the ladies in for his or her welcome check-up.
I led Bread Man around the again of the home to the backyard the place Girl and Nina have somewhat pen of their very own beneath a shady tree and umbrella to maintain the solar off. First Nina (the black and white one), then Girl jumped up with pleasure.
“Ah ah ah” laughed Bread Man – as a result of French individuals don’t pronounce their h’s! “I need a ‘ug.”
I let the ladies out they usually ran straight into his arms as he sat on the ground.
“French President Charles de Gaulle as soon as stated ‘The higher I get to know males, the extra I discover myself loving canines’ – I perceive him” he stated. “‘Appiness is puppy-sized” he added as Girl and Nina licked and nibbled his fingers and tugged on his twirly moustache.
I predict extra espresso stops in Bread Man’s future at our ‘ouse.
Wishing you a really bon weekend filled with pleasure from roasty toasty northern France and I hope you discover a ton of inspiration from the web site and the high picks on this week’s publication.
Bisous from my little nook of France,
Janine Marsh is Creator of My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream, My 4 Seasons in France: A Yr of the Good Life and Toujours la France: Dwelling the Dream in Rural France all obtainable as book, print & audio, on Amazon in every single place & all good bookshops on-line.
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