The Phantom of the Opera

We called into the bar after shopping for a coffee. Our lovely landlord came over eagerly to tell us that we must come tonight as there would be opera. He told us a woman had come in the bar the night before having worked in England and had agreed to sing. Opera is not my … [Read more…]

My new French lover

Admit it! Who clicked in a super-speedy fashion? Right, as you will now know we have a found a very welcoming bar here. Madame has a very tiny dog who ignored me for months and then after a biscuit or two goes insanely wild every time I go in. This pleases Madame no end and … [Read more…]

All the best singers

Him Indoors has gone off to bed tired again (ah the joys of a much older fella!)so with time and space I thought I would describe yet another eventful evening in the bar. We found ourselves in the corner of the bar and somehow the party seemed to focus on our table. This was partly … [Read more…]

A calmer night at the bar

I have been working very hard leading to a fair amount of stress and fatigue so tonight it was nice to get back to the bar with deadlines met. The bar was relatively quiet although all the tables were full with council workers in for their tea and other customers who we do not know … [Read more…]

Fame at last

On one of our visits to our favourite bar, we walked in to see three or four people gathered around a table near the fireplace with their backs to us clearly engrossed in something. We were intrigued so headed over to find out what all the fuss was about. Imagine our surprise when it turned … [Read more…]

A balanced day

I find balance easier here but I still don’t have it totally sussed. Today I am celebrating an “almost got it right” type of day. It started with a lie-in after a good night’s sleep after troubles earlier in the week. We then headed for a small supermarket shop for essentials following by morning coffees … [Read more…]

Back to the Crazy Bar

The trouble with these bars is that the atmosphere and the characters are so very seductive. You really do feel if you don’t go you will be missing something. So we found ourselves back at the Crazy Bar with a roomful of folks who are rapidly becoming friends. Unusually some teenagers arrived in a group … [Read more…]

The Crazy Bar

It is only a few yards from one bar to another in our village so we arrived at the Crazy Bar where some of our new acquaintances were gathered and others arrived shortly afterwards. Ay Up lad seemed to be doing some form of acrobatics at one end of the bar. Cap man was shouting … [Read more…]