Sunday, 30 March 2014

Market day in France

I visit this market each time I'm in France
it's in the nearest big town
from the village where our daughter lives.

It's a very lively food market held on
Monday mornings until midday.
Packed with people from all the out-lying villages.
There's lots of noisy banter from stall holders
and the delicious combination of aromas
is memorable to this day.
There are live chickens, ducks and geese
but I didn't see one frogs leg
(apart from the people whom my husband
irreverantly refers to as 'froggies')! 

The fresh fruit and vegetables come from local growers
with cheeses from cheese makers all over France.
The bread is made by local artisans
and oh how I wish you could taste it.
People leaving the market
have 4 to 6 baguettes under their arms
and baskets full of produce!

Somehow I've picked up a nasty bug
which has developed into bronchitis.
Maybe it's the air conditioning at work,
 however I saw the weekend doctor today
and I'm on a course of anti-biotics.
 Only one more week of full time work - yea!

Today I'm joining Karen
for the last Sunlit Sunday party.
Thank you Karen for hosting
over the last few weeks - I will miss it!
I've really enjoyed taking part each week
and I'm sorry it's come to an end.

I'm also joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.

Hoping you all have a very happy week

 Take care and be kind to one another
   Merci à bientôt



  1. There is nothing quite like a traditional French market!
    Hope you recover quickly.

  2. Shane,

    I hope you are feeling much better. Bronchitis is no fun. What a great market! I have a very small farmer's market I visit on Saturday mornings. There is just nothing like a good market -- the wonderful smells and the people watching! I really enjoyed your images. Happy Sun Lit Sunday.

  3. I could almost smell the fresh baked bread. Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  4. So very sorry to read that you are sick. Hope the meds help you to feel better soon.
    What lovely photos. I would love the fresh fruit and my husband would adore the cheese selection.
    Take care.

  5. Beautiful are all of your postings

  6. Good morning Shane,
    I am jealous! I love France and that's the kind of market for me! I would go there every day if I live nearby. I also adore your blog. I am following you now that Sunlit Sunday is ending. Christa

  7. Get better soon, your next week will fly by knowing you are almost at the finish line and can get back to having time to do the things you love! :)

  8. What a great place to go to! I would be there every Monday that's for sure! I've heard of people getting this same kind of bronchitis here too- I guess the germs are floating all over the place!

  9. ooh, it's just a feast for the senses! All those beautiful colours too. Hope you're feeling loads better soon. Take care of you,

  10. So beautiful! How I'd love to visit a French market in person!

  11. I hope you get some extra rest and feel better soon. Love your photos...everyone always dresses so nice. I think we are perhaps too casual in our dress here in Florida! Have a nice day my friend! Hugs!

  12. I do hope you feel better soon! Those macaroons look yummy!!!!

  13. That market looks wonderful. Yummy food. I am sorry you are ill and hope you get over it soon with the meds. I used to have a lot of chest infections and cold when I was working as a young woman and blamed it on the air conditioning. It was usually in the summers for some reason. One more week and you'll be free and feeling better. :)

  14. I enjoy going to markets similar to that - the smells, pretty food displays and people watching. The macaroons look yummy.

  15. Wonderful photos --how fun to see the market. Take care of yourself and I hope you are completely well soon.

  16. I'm sorry to hear you are down with a case of bronchitis, Shane. That's such a nasty thing!

    Keep the soup coming, then nap and pretend you're back in that beautiful and well-stocked French market!

    I hope you're well again very soon.


  17. Oh Shane, It looks so beautiful -- and so much fun. I'm longing for market season here!

  18. The market looks like a lively place to visit. Lots of wonderful things there. The brickwork on the building is so interesting. French style means many things, doesn't it?

    I hope you feel better very soon, Shane. Glad to hear that just one week of fulltime work is left.

  19. Now that is a great looking market. I hope you are better soon Shane, the last week will hopefully fly by for you!

  20. Wishing you a speedy recovery dear Shane. As always, I thank you for your lovely stories and photos of France which certainly trigger al my memories of times spent there with family.Your work days are almost over-hooray!

  21. So sorry that you have a bug - take care of you!

  22. I love markets - so I couldn't go past your post without stopping by. We went to a free in France when we were there 8 years ago. So many gorgeous sights, sounds, tastes and smells.
    I hope you are feeling better soon.
    I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

  23. I hope you are better soon so you can enjoy not working full time.

  24. We were transported to that French market full of goodies by your lovely photos and description. Hope you feel better soon. I'm sure you're counting the days until you finish full-time work.

  25. Breads and cheeses, YUM!! The marketplace looks wonderful..I hope you feel better soon, take care. Have a happy week!

  26. Yes I remember the French markets, I visited in Paris, they are gorgeous, and filled with yummyness of all kinds.
    Dear Shane ,I hope you will feel well ,or stay at home from work, that you don`t get worce- Please take care my friend.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  27. Bello il tuo blog e le tue immagini!
    Ti seguo!!

  28. Oh how lovely all of the fresh produce and foods! Lucky girl you get to visit! Feel better! Sending tea and soup! :) xo Jen

  29. Dearest Shane;
    Wow, France is the place really exotic for me♡♡♡ Market looks gorgeous and pretty different from ours :-)
    How I wish t visit France(*^_^*)

    ps> So sorry to hear about your physical condition and hoping the swift recovery! My husband is having a kind of hard time with hey fever and wishing the cherry blossom season will over(time for the fever settle down), haha.
    Thank you very much for your kind comments.

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  30. You header is fabulous. Loved seeing peeks of your visit to a French Market. Such a treat to see.

  31. Dearest Shane,
    So lovely and in memory I know you're already back there...
    Hope your nasty bronchitis will side. I've lived through quite a few of them so I know how it feels to cough your lungs out.
    Hugs to you and best wishes!

  32. So lovely instant photos!... and so glad to see your part of the world just through your camera lens! Feel better and Have a Sunnyand pleasant week!

  33. Oh, what a lovely market! What fun it must be to go there and buy what you need. I can almost smell all those wonderful veggies and macaroons and fruits. Hoping you'll feel better soon!

  34. Happy to hear your full time work will end soon. I hope you are feeling better and back to normal.

  35. I always enjoy seeing your photos of places in France! It is like being away on a mini vacation.

    I hope you are feeling better! Happy April and Spring!

  36. How fun. I would love to see a market like that. I hope you get to feeling better soon! {{{hugs}}}



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