Acquired taste

Trip Start Jul 19, 2009
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Trip End Oct 25, 2010


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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

As it continues to rain - we are now literally living in a cloud, I might as well go on writing about domestic affairs.
So this one's for friends and family only - unless you're a very nosy traveler, in that case, don't say I didn't warn you, it might not be to your liking.

Peter's always going on at me: 'turn off the lights, don't leave the tap running, don't leave your credit card lying about and put the food back in the fridge, please!
That's not unreasonable, no, not at all. It's just that I get side-tracked, in a hurry, or simply forget.
Or maybe I derive some secret pleasure from being careless and sloppy.

Anyway, last night we played Scrabble - one of the advantages of no tv and slow motion computer.
We're both mildly competitive, but delight in each other's finds and will bend the rules as far as possible to get an outrageous word on the board. Nice clean fun.
I was looking for something to go with the Calvados. No crisps since I gain a stone each time I go to France. I remembered the platter of cheese - good time to polish off the left-overs.
Peter politely declined:  'Sure it's not off?'  Honestly, trust Peter.
So that left me and the dog..
The blue cheese, my favorite, looked a bit odd, couldn't really say why, the light's not too bright, but it tasted fine.
A bit mushy but what can you expect, it had been around for weeks.
The Brie was oozing, not at the sides as it should, but at the bottom. Strange. I picked it up to check - it was alive with maggots. Big ones, little ones......I flung it away, horrified, scattering them all over the table, the Scrabble board, myself.

Yeah, I bet by now you are all equally disgusted. Peter, however, was laughing his head off.
I boycotted all his clever words after that to wipe the smile off his face.

Needless to say I went to bed feeling a little queasy, partly due to large amounts of  Calvados,  taken only to disinfect my mouth, of course.

This morning, all forgotten, I made myself a nice breakfast of Rice Krispies and, eh, ants.


As I've told you, I like the ants, and they really don't deserve to go like this, but given the choice between ants and maggots,
I'll have the ants any day.
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