Thursday, February 17, 2011

No bread today, the bread lady's away

Every once in a while the woman who delivers our bread gives us a little note to remind us that she'll not be delivering during a vacation period. Here's the note we got just a few days ago.

Here's a translation:

Vacation of the Bread Delivery Woman
No delivery starting Tuesday 22 February
until Monday 28 February
Delivery will start again on Tuesday 1 March

The bakery will be closed.
Bread will be available at the Proxi Market.

France is having its normal winter school vacations now, when people go skiing or to warmer climates. There's been a lot of reshuffling due to events in Tunisia and Egypt; they are both prime vacation spots for the French.

When the bakery is closed, the little convenience store across the street, called Proxi Market, sells bread that they get in from another bakery. We make do with what we've got in the freezer. Otherwise, we check out the other local bakeries. The change is good.

Extra points if you guess what song I'm mimicking in the title.


  1. I don't think that these are the real words, but ...

    No milk today,
    My baby's gone away,
    I shot her yesterday,
    And threw her in the bay ...
    la la la

    PS - my captcha is: no sing eo ... somehow appropriate don't you think?

  2. I guessed !!
    I didn't realise you were a fan of Herman's Hermits !!
    I found the clip on Youtube:

  3. I love that you have specialized delivery people and markets catered to a limited carrying. Over here me just got to Stop & Shop, get everything and can even cash a check and pick up a prescription.

  4. I would love to be near decent bread; I miss it so !

  5. I remember, while visiting Fred, seeing the break truck arrive in the morning. At first, I thought that it was the ice-cream man.
    Your Friend, m.

  6. How nice of her to give advance notice. I sympathize with the bread lady--that kind of work, every day and very early, is hard hard hard to do. But how wonderful to have good, fresh bread so easily available.

  7. andy, interesting lyrics! Now that's going to be in head a while...

    jean, isn't everybody?

    rick, it's a different way of doing things. But we do have the big super centers and malls, as well.

    michael, you will just have to visit.

    mark, better than the ice cream man. She brings croissants!

    emm, they need to do that so people who rely on the bread delivery can make other plans. For us it's more of a convenience, but for many older people, it's their only way to get daily bread.

  8. I would have thought it was before your time. I never would have remembered if not for Jean's link.

  9. I almost forgot all what I learnt 15 years ago.


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