Wednesday, December 31, 2008

'Twas New Year's Eve Day and....

It all began when............ Joe went to the boulangerie (bakery) for his morning pain au chocolat. It took him forever! However, when he returned his hands were filled with mimosa and red tulips from the stand set up in the street for New Year's. The trees should be covered soon in these vibrant yellow blossoms (some are pure white). They are perfect for our apertif table.

Being Wednesday, we had to go to the market in Uzès, about 10 minutes away. Walking
past our favorite pâtisserie, we found the line out the door. One gentleman walked out with seven vibrant pink boxes of party treats. Entering, we found every available space filled with plates of pastries. Have you picked the one you want to taste? Or maybe all of them?????

Oysters are also a New Year's treat. Here in a small passageway one was able to buy oysters for later---or take right now to a café for a treat.

The last two days have been very gray and the market was very small. I think all were staying home to rest for the parties this evening. Rain did not stop us from having coffee in one of the outdoor cafés and wishing all Bonne Fête!

We do hope you have a wonderful New Year. We will be going with our neighbors to the next village for dinner after having champagne here. Amy said we should be home about 3----AM that is!

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