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OK, so I tried to read the Flist entries by skipping back, but at… 
23rd-Oct-2005 08:17 pm
cruising log
OK, so I tried to read the Flist entries by skipping back, but at skip 482, it refused to go back any further. If I've missed anything truly life changing (apart from gamiila and willowfae's employment status) let me know.

And now a little photo log from the week of the Marche de Gout that began with the Foire St Francois on the penultimate Sunday of the trip.

In the 'degustation' tent, the Macon Mushroom Scociety had set up their stall. They were offering to identify any that were brought along and managed to get MWNN to part with 4 Euros for their calendar (which includes some nice recipes if you like mushrooms - which I don't.)

A punter offers something up for identification - 'comestible, non-comestible or toxique?

While Monsieur practices his sales patter on MWNN, his companion twinkles his eyes at the camera.

Does the stall holder resemble his cock or the cock his stallholder? He's in Bresse for gawd's sake, where's the Bresse chicken?

I don't fancy the job of skinning and gutting before cooking, do you? (It's a hare, BTW)

Market stalls in front of the Pont de Vaux Hotel de Ville.

And to finish off, a slideshow (This will open in a new window) of my favourite cruising companions on the back deck.

I'll finish this year's cruising log with a retrospective in photos - the highlights of the cruise from my point of view. I'm also busy reorganising the Narrowboat in France site, replacing the photo albums with the cruising log entries accompanied by the pics.
23rd-Oct-2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
Welcome home. sorry you can't get to London (If I were you I'd leave him to get on with it and take a day off!)

Thanks for all the updates from your trip , I've been green with envy
23rd-Oct-2005 08:08 pm (UTC)
I would leave him to it - after all it's his fault for not taking 'evol plans 101 with Prof Fine) but he's not a well boy. His ear infection hasn't cleared up and his eyes are also in a bit of a mess. I can't bring myself to leave him for a couple of days. Besides, bogwitch tells me she's sold my ticket.

Glad you enjoyed the cruising log, I try to make even the most 'trying' of experiences amusing/and/or entertaining for the reader.
23rd-Oct-2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
Oh bugger

mind you I won't be at W and M myself and am in a massive sulk about it

But at least I get to do the gigs

Hope Husband gets well soon

and your diaries were great .. as was the postcard! thank you

Oh and in your absence Stephanie had an accident ! She fell off a ladder and broke her elbow poor lamb . She'll be off work for some time.
23rd-Oct-2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
She fell off a ladder and broke her elbow

Well you can't pin that one on me! If you speak to her, send her my best wishes.

I won't be at W and M myself and am in a massive sulk about it
I heard - the stamping foot registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
23rd-Oct-2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah I don't do * grown up and responsible* very well (lol)
23rd-Oct-2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
They both look nice and chilled. The dogs that is, not the men on the mushroom stall!
23rd-Oct-2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
I wonder how my mastiffs would take to sailing. They would probably tip the boat on its end!

I'm going to miss my little bit of France each week.
23rd-Oct-2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm already missing it.

Your mastifs would probably enjoy it as much as the Shepherd does. One of our boaty nighbours (Swiss Bob) has a huge mastif (Rolf) aboard a much smaller boat than ours.
23rd-Oct-2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
Lovely pooch pics.

I'm going to miss the French updates too. I love France, and never manage to spend enough time there.

Even so, welcome home. How's the rubble and the husband?
24th-Oct-2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
Rubble is under control (but there's still STUFF all over the place that no longer has a home to go to) - husband (thanks to the shambles of NHS) is worse and failing to get correct treatment.

There's a few more French episodes to come if I can find the notebook in which I wrote them, and some more nice pics. I love France too - shame about the 'functionaire jobsworths' who spoiled is every now and then.
25th-Oct-2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
Les fonctionnaires sont mauvaises...

Sorry to hear husband is still not being treated properly. It's these bloody targets, IMO. Treat people like numbers and eventually nobody cares about them as people.
24th-Oct-2005 10:16 am (UTC)
Yo. Good to be back?

My dad once made me sick with mushrooms he found in the woods (he used to go mushrooming). Do you think I'm that annoying?
24th-Oct-2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
NOT good to be back. MWNN made the decision to come home early and have a 'family birthday weekend' about 7 days before we took off, leaving us not really enough time to winterise the boat without flogging ourselves working on it every day. His ear infection is getting worse and I'm at full stretch trying to stop his head exploding.

I need a holiday!

Do you think I'm that annoying?
You might say so, I couldn't possibly comment. ;)
24th-Oct-2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
>>>I need a holiday!

So do I.
24th-Oct-2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
Welcome home. And thanks for sharing the pictures. I love me a French market like crazy - all the sights, smells, voices - fantastic stuff.
Not much to tell with me except my internet is now very limited so I'm around less...
24th-Oct-2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
Have you noticed that food sold in the market is much more expensive than in the shops? Sometimes it's worth it, sometimes not. I bought two lots of Confiture de Cassis at very different prices at the Wednesday market.

I'm around less...
Sorry to hear that - you're welcome any time.
24th-Oct-2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
I love the pictures (and I know what you mean about the clicking back on the FList)
24th-Oct-2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
Glad you'e enjoying the glimpse of our life on the French Waterways.

I know what you mean about the clicking back on the FList
Where have you been? Where are you now? Where will you be next year? These and many other quetions can only be answered satisfactorily by a complete State of the Chen update.
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