Monday, December 24, 2012

This way to the donjon

It's the eve. Ken and I will be making our traditional cheese fondue. Then we're likely to watch "The Homecoming, a Christmas Story," which is the 1971 made-for-television movie that launched the "Waltons" series in the US. Call me sentimental, but that movie always makes me cry. Patricia Neal was wonderful.

This sign leads visitors up to the ruins of the old château in Montrichard.

So that, and maybe "A Charlie Brown Christmas" will be our evening before retiring to visions of sugar plums dancing in our heads. What the heck is a sugar plum, anyway?


  1. Isn't a sugar plum a properly candied plum? My old Pa used to get a box of candied fruit for dear Ma-Ma each Christmas... and I used to aim straight for the plum! 'Swonderful... 'smarvelous... and totally unlike a wrinkled prune!!
    G'night Walt-boy...
    and both of you have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. cheese fondu? and charlie brown? I'LL BE RIGHT OVER! :)

  3. Sounds like a divine evening to me! Joyeux Noel to both!

  4. Merry Christmas, Walt and Ken. You're going to enjoy a fine meal, though that's an everyday occurrence for you two.

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Walt and Ken. I hope you enjoy all of the season's best. Thank you for all of you beautiful pictures and wonderful words!

  6. tim, lol!

    anne marie, we're here!

    nadege, merci, vous de même.

    judy, thanks! You too!

    carolyn, same to you!

    bill, thank you. Enjoy your holiday!

    starman, merci!

  7. Walt, I'm finally getting caught up on my reading, I've missed catching up with you and Ken. My heart leapt when you said you watch the Walton's Christmas special with Patricia Neal. Me too. Wouldn't miss it for the world. I hope you, Ken, Callie and Bertie had a wonderful Christmas.


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