(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)
Monday, September 1, 2008
attended another Brantome fête on Sunday; it was called Toristalha. There were numerous displays of ways to "green" up your life.
But the main attraction was the music, 2 acts. First up - Occitan singers, Trés a Canter. No instruments except their voices, their music ranged from chants to songs about their way of life, folk songs really. Following them, music in the style of Agricole Rock. Songs about hunting, stories about women, and a mélange of hard rock and blues. Band included electric guitars, keyboards, drummer, saxophonist and a lead singer with no instrument. In between songs, they cracked jokes, donned funny outfits including wigs and appeared to be having general all-around fun.
I ran across Christian (birthday boy) there, we shared a beer while watching the music. Communication was a bit of a challenge, what with the music and all. But it was fun.
I preferred the first group up and regret not having bought their c.d.
Sunday another vide grenier in picture perfect weather, with a leisurely lunch at a small auberge in Corgnac-sur-l'isle. I was accompanied by a new friend Ruth, met at my french group recently. A very convivial woman who exudes positivity and loves France. What more could one ask for.
Loads of time in the garden this week, got to do my first 'feu' of the piles and piles of cuttings. I even earned a "bonne travailler" from Jean-Yves so I know I've been working my butt off.
Speaking of that butt, it is shrinking! not to brag or anything, but apparently France agrees with me as I've been slimming down a bit.
All in all, we're off to a good week!
thus ends the somewhat boring update. I'm off to ponder profundities in order to bring you something with a bit more vitality next go around!