Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2012 Foire aux Vins

Dave and Alanea went to Carrefour today.  Usually a trip to Carrefour is preceded by a lot of moaning and groaning because neither of them enjoy the crowded, recession resistent grocery monolith that is Carrefour.  Carrefour is the what Loblaws in Canada wishes it could be, a destination, busy all of the time.  HOWEVER, once per year Alanea wakes up smiling, jumps out of bed and is out of the door before Dave can say corkscrew.  Yes the Foire aux Vins is the biggest wine sale of the year and it takes place in several locations.  Alanea is thrilled with her haul, why wouldn't she be thrilled, great Champagne, wine that you rarely see and all for a fraction of the price we paid in Canada.  Pizza and wine, a winning combination nes pas.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Glacon Garcon

Alanea calls me the Glacon Garcon because I love eating ice cubes and glacon is French for ice cube and a garcon is what I am, a boy, clever eh.  I don't care I will take the attention and it is so hot here I want 6 glacons every day.  Dave says eating ice cubes is weird especially after they have been soaked in Rose.  I pee more but that't OK.  I have new food too and I get Dave up every morning at 06:00 to eat it.  Alanea ordered it from a special place and it shows up at the door 4 days later like magic food.  It is September 3d and finally after relentless, sunny, hot 34 - 38 degree weather it is raining gently.  Dave said that the grapes will like it but it might be too late for some crops.  Dave got a new Garmin GPS for his bike but cannot go out in the rain.  I went for a nice walk yesterday.  The ocean was crashing into the rocks and Alanea was smiling at me.  She is lucky to have me around to watch her and make sure she is safe from Dave, he plays tricks on her.