Friday April 14, 2017
Bagnols en Foret
Noisy-quiet here. The boys run and scrum and follow and jump and climb or chase laughing and occasionally voice significant displeasure with each other. As you might expect, sharing is not yet high on their list of behaviors. Sometimes they sit and read with Meg or Alice or Francoise (Alice’s mother) who joined us from Paris mid-week or play with Daddy and the legos or Papy with long balloons.
Since David can not drive with his foot injury, I drive us in my tiny rented Fiat Panda to the big Carrefore in Frejus to do the shopping. Unbelievable the variety of meats and cheeses and pastry and prepared dishes and wines there. Want a whole fresh rabbit (skinned and gutted for sure) for roasting? Varied fresh lamb and veal cuts? Assorted fresh terraines or pates? Got it. They had a wine special earlier in the week; 50 euro store credit when you buy 150 euros of wine. Got it.
Tuesday we visited the beach in Ste Maxime (Turkish kabab for lunch), historical centre Frejus on Thursday (Lebanese take away for lunch). David’s foot injury limits the kind of places we walk and visit. Francoise saw Meg take a foto of a rotisserie roasted lapine (rabbit) beside the roast chicken. She bought it for dinner.
Frejus was called Forum Juli when founded by Julius Caesar in 44AD. There is a large ancient forum, aqueduct, and a fine archaeological museum (not yet visited by us) there. It is a “go back to” when the kids are not with us.