I am still trying to be mentally in France at the moment, so continuing with the holiday-themed posts for the time being. Especially as there has been a distinct ever-so-slight Autumn edge to the air over the past couple of evenings. (oh shut up Pod)
I can hardly bring myself to mention the fact that i saw Christmas cards on sale - in a charity shop. How very dare they.
Its also now quite beginning-of-term-ish. I do sometimes remember that there are an awful lot of people for whom September doesn't bring that start-of-year here-we-go-again feeling which is so ingrained for we in education and/or with children. But its hard to imagine the year not having that rhythm.
Its also hard to imagine myself back in France, what with the inconveniences of name-labels to sew into school trousers (i could just scrawl on the labels....) and packed-lunch-food to buy and essays to mark and course books to prepare and the round of endless meetings cranking itself into rusty tedium again.
And talking of inconveniences.......
.... I managed to almost entirely avoid french hole-in-the-ground toilets while we were away.
We did see a number of medieval hold-in-the-wall toilets.
This one seemed to be a matter of some local pride in our village.
This one (in Domme) had a kitchen garden directly underneath. Lets hope its not still in use.
privy or prison?
This one, below, was in one of the "Most Beautiful" villages in France. A tres public convenience, n'est-ce pas? I don't think it was on the intended tourist route.
My BIL did offer to pose for the photo and now, of course, i'm regretting not taking him up on the offer.
And from one extreme to the other:
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