This and That

Another few days with nothing special going on, mostly just everyday life but I always have some photos.

I put this photo on my blog a couple of days ago. This lady was an extra, more of just background, in a movie being filmed in our village. My thought was hoping she had sunscreen on.

Then the next day there were about twenty umbrellas set up not too far from our apartment for more filming. They first used the walking path that runs in front of our place and I was leaning over our balcony watching three people, extras, strolling along when I realized they were nude. Two men and a woman. I was wondering what sort of movie this was going to be. Sure, the French are known for topless women on the beach and, I guess, in their movies too, but this seemed strange to me. We found out that it was set in the 80’s and would be about the conservation movement. I don’t know if nudity was a part of that or not. Maurice laughed at me looking and being shocked but he said it also made him uncomfortable to tell the truth. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for movies on TV3 dealing with conservation in the months to come. In the end there must have been 30 or so naked people lying or sitting under those umbrellas. Did they hire a bunch of nudists or were these just actors? I guess I will never know. It was a chilly day but sunny and they all left at the end of the day very tanned and probably sunburned too.

I saw this painted on a wall on a side street of our village. Those fishing shacks are common around here.

A neighbor who doesn’t live here in our building full time and who has cherry trees at his other place came to our door with a big box of cherries and asked if we wanted them. Of course we did! Cherries are my favorite fruit. It’s so nice to buy them at this time of year. With so many I decided to make a cherry clafouti, a French dessert very easy to make. It tastes so good when warm out of the oven. I had it for breakfast the next day. It contains eggs, milk and fruit so that counts as a healthy breakfast, right?

I put my foot next to this jellyfish washed up on the beach to show the size of it. This is the main reason I never get in the water here.

A pretty sunset the other evening.

One thought to “This and That”

  1. Wow! That’s some jellyfish! I’ve heard that the French don’t pit their cherries for calfouti – any truth to that? With all the money we’ve spent on our teeth over the years, I wouldn’t want to risk it – pits definitely out! I love your movie story. We once watched a French soap opera being filmed at Chantilly but they were fully clothed in 18th century costumes. It added a nice touch to our visit because there were only a few others visitors there in Oct.

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