En Y Var.

Went to Pontivy early this morning to get my recalcitrant brat registered for work. But that was a waste of time since you can’t register for work without a Numero de Securitie Social, and this woman didn’t know how to do that. She probably got hers at Birth.
But I don’t think that a British National Insurance Number will quite cut the mustard here in France. This was all so much more easy back twenty years ago. No wonder the Black Economy is doing so well here.

Never mind. We went to Lidl. Bought a load of Sell by Date stuff, notwithstanding a kilo of Duck Breasts at half price. Even at half price this wasn’t exactly cheap, but life can’t always be about cheap Pork Chops and ghastly French Sausages.
Nothing wrong with French Sausages, but nothing even remotely resembling a Chipolata. Old habits die hard.

And then just as we were leaving, I found this box containing, Bananas, a Melon, a Red Pepper, two Cucumbers and loads of Carrots, all for 1 Euro. We eat a lot of Carrots. We always need Carrots.

So, it has been a good day. The Lord continues to provide. Albeit not in quite the way I hoped for. But I am not knocking it. Thank you, Lord.

Oh, by the way, I am not frightfully impressed with the Sushi, even if it was only 50 centimes a packet. I can only hope that there was no Puffa Fish in it. As it is, the odd Prawn will probably finish me off.

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3 Responses to “En Y Var.”

  1. thelastfurlong Says:

    Oh – in Provence we found Lidl and Aldi – what a happiness! Don’t worry about the Puffa fish or the prawns – your Ivy will probably finish you off when you cut it back! Mr Furlong and I are still suffering! Nice post – I enjoyed the dark humour….:-D

  2. elenamitchell Says:

    My Ivy is dead. Had it. It’s gorn. And guess what? I am actually a teensy bit upset. It’s been there for such a long time.
    However, I won’t be planting any more. I will stagger by without it.

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