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  • Jill Budd

    After 6 years aboard our Narrowboat Matilda Rose in the UK, we took the plunge and shipped her across to Europe. After 2 years in Europe we knew we didn't want to return to the UK so took the plunge and purchased a 1902 20 mtr Dutch Tjalk called Francoise and are now continuing our travels of the waterways of Europe in a buxom wench

  • July 2014
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A day in Mouzons

Posted by contentedsouls on 21/07/2014

What a contrast from yesterday’s noise. Today Mouzons was pretty much deserted – it’s extraordinary how few people are about in France Monday to Fridays. G did the customary croissant and baguette run before heading off on the bike to retrieve the car (16k) and I did some much needed shopping at the 8 to huit shop which, despite it’s title, closes down for a an hour or 3 at lunchtime! Pretty little town this.

I walked the dogs in the Abbey gardens and then we headed off in search of lunch but everything was pretty much ferme. Washing done and batteries fully charged, on our way in the morning after watering.

Talking of baguettes, I’m having a little bit of a problem with Muttley at the moment. At any time in the morning or after lunchtime, people can be found wandering around with them under their arms or sticking out of baskets – for Muttley, who is allergic to bread and therefore besotted by it, these carriers of baguettes have become his new ‘rabbits’ and he sets off in hot pursuit – so embarrassing.

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6 Responses to “A day in Mouzons”

  1. Kevin TOO said

    La pensée de Mutley courir une petite vieille dame dans la rue pour son pain a m’avait sourire depuis des siècles maintenant, vous allez pour elle Mutley 🙂


    • Kevin TOO said

      My apologies Margaret, here is the translation…

      The thought of Mutley runing after a little old lady in the street for her bread has had me smiling for ages now, you go for it Mutley :)”

      my French is truly awful, my ‘secret’ is that I use


  2. Margaret Budd said

    Oh I remember what maintenant is,it is NOW am I right ? xxx


  3. Aver is away, nous avon vous ave,something is missing,too old to be thinking about French at my time of life cannot speak English Proper.


  4. Should read avec as away


  5. Well …. when you two have finished!
    It’s OK to be clever with the translate stuff, but you need internet for that and, frequently, we don’t have it and have to do it the hard way.

    Helen Tidy says we’re in this month’s Towpath Talk oooh


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