Family is visiting Uzes! Nothing could make me happier than to show my son the sights and to introduce him to my new friends.
The first stop was the Saturday market in Uzès. Even though the tourist season is over, the market this week was busy. These days there are many English-speaking voices in the crowds.
Claude, the cheese man, was one of our first stops at the market. His “green” cheese with pistachios is one of my favorites. When he met my son, who is fluent in French, they started teasing with each other right away.
The farmer with the chèvre from the “French Farmer” post was handing out his cheese samples, as always. When I told him about my blog where he was featured, I was surprised he already knew about it! Apparently, someone shopping that morning had written the link to the site on a piece of paper for him. He pulled the wrinkled note out from under his cash box to show it to me….with a big grin, I might add.
For me, it was the final shopping day before packing up my belongings to head to the States for a visit. There were clothes I’d been eyeing for some time that now, I couldn’t resist. Oh.. that I could pass up some of these tops and jackets!
While walking through the rows of vendors, I ran into friends I’d met last week in San Quentin La Poterie. It’s an interesting story about how we became friends.
For months I have been receiving emails from a cafe in San Quentin that puts on monthly musical events and dinner. The cafe is tiny and tucked in between pottery shops on one of the narrow streets of the town.
This particular night an English friend who is moving to Uzes was in town, so it was an excellent time to try out the dinner concert. We were early getting to the cafe, and we had our choice of seating. Instead of going to a table for two, the hostess suggested we sit at a table for six. She knew that four French ladies had reservations and that some of them spoke English. She thought it would be fun for us to get to know each other.
Fortunately, my friend speaks French quite well because when the ladies arrived, only one spoke English. For a short while, the conversation was a bit reserved since we could not all join in. However, in no time, we were laughing and communicating with broken English and French the best we could. The evening was such a success that my friend and I were invited back for a birthday party.
Family is Visiting Uzès
Thanks to the hostess at the cafe, now I have more new friends for my family to meet in Uzès… and a party on Saturday night.
Categories: Around France, Blog, Chapter 4: Life in France Part Two, Uzès
Hey Deborah! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful city tonight! After watching, we may have to do some house swapping! My husband is already in love with your pictures. Good luck to you and your family welcoming the little one.
Hi! I’m waiting impatiently too to see the program. I’ll have to do a follow up post to see what you thought of it. Keep in touch!
The farmer with the chèvre from the “French Farmer” post was handing out his cheese samples, as always. When I told him about my blog where he was featured, I was surprised he already knew about it! Apparently someone shopping that morning had written the link to the site on a piece of paper for him. He pulled the wrinkled note out from under his cash box to show it to me….with a big grin, I might add.
Should have guessed! LOL!
That is a great picture of you…love the yellow and the scarf! Are you going to Kathmandu?
That is a wonderful picture of you…love the yellow and the scarf!
Thanks so much! I was having fun!
The more I read of your blog, the more I feel that the language difficulties are actually adding to the experience. Glad to read that you’re having a great time Debby. Sounds like your son is too…
We are having so much fun. Right now I’m stuck packing boxes for my visit back to the states. More fun ahead in Istanbul and Nepal before then. Pete’s loving it here! Thanks!